In the height of World War II, the Parker Pen Company tasked its manufacturing capability to craft munitions for the war effort. In the same spirit, I have shifted a portion of our production to craft face masks.
When we first launched the disposable filter, we sold out almost immediately. We realized that the scarce filter material was a key resource that was difficult to replace and thus we went back to the drawing board. We then created a high quality washable cloth mask, with ties, a stainless steel nose piece, and a pocket to hold our MERV 13 disposable filters. This allowed us to use less filter material, with a better seal, for a better product. Read more about what MERV Rating means here.
We are working with local healthcare facilities as well as our local government to help supply their desired quantities, and will also be offer these masks to our community as well. These masks are not FDA approved, but are designed to filter out particulate between 1-3 microns in diameter when the disposable filter is installed. Read more about the effectiveness of cloth and filtered masks here.
We will still be maintaining our standard production of leather items, separate from the masks. These cloth masks will be crafted in a clean environment with our makers wearing masks and gloves, and will be washed in hot water with a bleach solution. At the moment we do not foresee this causing delays in our production, however as the circumstances change we will do our best to keep you updated.
We will be creating a donation pool of masks to help supply those who may not otherwise be able to find masks and need them. A portion of every journal, binder, or folio purchased will go to help build that pool.
During these difficult times, we want to help our community to stay healthy and appreciate your support.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at Sales@MurdyCreative.co
AT THIS TIME WE ARE LIMITING ALL NON-HEALTHCARE ORDERS TO A MAXIMUM OF 4. ORDERS THAT EXCEED THIS WITHOUT PROPER PRIOR APPROVAL WILL BE REFUNDED THE DIFFERENCE AND THE MAXIUM QUANTITY WILL BE SHIPPED. PLEASE CONTACT US AT SALES@MURDYCREATIVE.CO TO DISCUSS HEALTHCARE ORDERS.