Protective Face Mask Program
Public Thread exists to address social and environmental issues through the art of textiles—and that's exactly what's needed right now.
- Create high-quality, affordable masks for hospitals and front-line essential workers
- Pay a living wage to skilled workers in our community
- Purchase supplies and reuse what would otherwise be wasted
Notions Marketing - Supplied much of the fabric for mask production.
SpartanNash - Provided tens of thousands of twist ties!
Chaco - Supplied fabric.
Nite Ize - A company in Colorado expedited a large quantity of foam covered wire at a discounted rate for our project.
Lisa Knight has been the lead instigator and collaborator with Public Thread Founder Janay Brower, along with Marissa Duff and Traci Richmond, and a team of Kelly Muschiana of Kendall College, Aimee Ritsema local maker, Annie Young of Kaboose, Elyse Welcher of Little Wings Designs/Gemini Handmade, LaChaun Steverson of Fibrenew Grand Rapids, and Zizi Matanda.