Mask making production is going great! We are getting our big orders out the door quickly and have a fast turn-around on shipping regular orders for individuals, and now offer curbside pick-up at checkout for those of you in Anchorage! We are also progressing along on approval and getting set up for being a vendor for the State of Alaska for face mask procurement!
I blinked and two weeks went by! Update time! Mask ordering is currently open and available on our online product page. Please continue to reach out or ask any questions regarding orders to email@example.com with "Face Mask Order" in the subject line if needed! Hope you are all staying as healthy and well as possible. We are so thrilled to have made masks for so many essential workers, healthcare providers and the general population in our State and beyond. Thank you! We are going to continue making masks...!
It has been a while since I have had time for an update! Things have been BUSY!! We did not open up ordering online again for two weeks while we caught up on all of the orders that came in, small and large. We worked on getting face masks for the clinical setting submitted for approval for State procurement, and have the capability to produce both cloth masks for every-day people, and essential workers of all types, as well as the surgical masks for the clinical setting! We are open to take orders for a few days right now, but anticipate needing to take a few days to get orders out, and the liklihood of having to turn off ordering online if we get overwhelmed again!! Thanks for your patience, positive words of encouragement and enthusiasm for what we are doing. Thanks too to the AWESOME team here at Alpine Fit, working super hard and super well together in the face of new challenges! ♥
It was an overwhelming and incredible week! Great team work, sizeable increases in our mask making numbers, ordering more materials, and making progress towards a viable solution for clinical face masks. Stay tuned for more info. In the meantime, I am sorry that we cannot yet open up online ordering. We have a lot of work to do and I cannot currently predict the timelines it would take to get additional individual orders out. Thank you for checking in and your positive words of support and encouragement as we continue to increase our capacity and steadily work through our current work in process, and work towards viable solutions for frontline healthcare workers! On the subject of increased capacity, if you or anyone you know has experience and interest in working with industrial sewing machines, we are exploring how to make more masks, and that may very well included growing our team. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with details. Thanks!
*TEMPORARY HOLD ON TAKING ONLINE ORDERS* UPDATE 3/31/2020 2:30pm: To be notified when online ordering is available again, please email email@example.com with "FACE MASK ORDER" in the subject line. For general inquiries or information regarding bulk orders, healthcare related orders, workplaces that interface with the public or otherwise, please continue to email firstname.lastname@example.org - Thanks! We are urgently filling all current orders and working hard to produce more per day every day! Thank you for all of your support!
Facemask online order link: https://alpinefit.co/products/facemask
We are working on facemasks and produced nearly 400 in the first week! We continue to produce facemasks made out of two layers of cotton tight woven material with an internal pocket for adding filter material and a contouring wire over the nose for optimal fit. This is not the optimal solution for frontline healthcare workers, but a cost effective intervention option especially for everyday people to avail of to save the limited supply of surgical and medical grade masks for those in healthcare. We are working with the local healthcare system to find a viable solution for frontline healthcare providers that would be optimal for their use. We are additionally working on production of other needed items like caps for wear under face shields.
Our cotton facemasks with filter pocket and contouring adjustable nose shape are now available online for ordering! We can mail these out or arrange pick up in Anchorage with social distancing measures in effect. We are making these at cost and hope to make between 500-1000 this week in addition to working on our other projects. Thank you for all of the overwhelming positive comments and support.
For special inquiries and orders made to specifications, please continue to email email@example.com with the subject FACE MASK ORDER, or PPE ORDER in the subject line.
Stay tuned on what Alpine Fit has been doing. In short, we have converted our sewn product manufacturing space in Anchorage, Alaska - where we normally make our outdoor apparel and accessories - to making face masks. This is due to the nationwide demand for protective-wear.
If you are interested in ordering face masks, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (note, that is .co, not .com!) with the details FACE MASK ORDER in the subject line.
We will try to post pictures and details, and possibly the ability to order online soon. For now, we need to make more faster!
If you are interested in ordering our regular products, those items are still available to order online through our website.
Thank you for supporting small businesses!
Made in USA & Made in Alaska
-Jen and the Alpine Fit Team
Begin investigating mask making to address limited stockpile and nation-wide shortage.