COVID-19 PROJECT


8/10/2020

Well it has been a while since we posted an update! We have continued to make face masks in addition to getting some of our Summer collection out into some local retailers! We have continued to make orders for face masks for large and small businesses and individuals. Adults and kids masks are available in stock now. We can also do custom orders if you have any special requests for your business such as a logo or other style specifications! Thank you to everyone who has continued to support small and locally owned businesses, including ours! We hope you are doing okay out there weathering this storm and finding some balance in this much longer than anticipated new normal existence.

Take care!

-Jen and the Alpine Fit Crew 

6/26/2020

New colors just added in our face masks selection! With the new mandate coming out for Anchorage and face mask wearing, we have had a busy return to face mask orders. Good thing we made a stockpile over the past couple of weeks! We have face masks in stock in adults and kids sizes. You can order from the color selections with new pictures on our product listing here on our website, and choose either to have them mailed to your or pickup in Anchorage. Orders of 5 masks or more qualify for free shipping (usually 1-3 day USPS with tracking). For orders less than 5 masks, shipping is usually about $3 for up to 4 masks for in and out of state orders with USPS First Class Package with tracking. You are also welcome to come by our little retail set-up at the entrance of our workshop in midtown. 700 W 41st Ave, Suite B. We are here 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. Also, just in case you tried to phone us over the past week, we have been so busy in production mode we did not even realize that somehow our office phone line had not been functional. I blame that on my preference to use my cell phone more often than the office phone. But, nevertheless, it needs to be functional and I am so sorry for the inconvenience if anyone had been trying to reach the phone number listed on all of the major places....google, facebook, instagram, our business cards, etc! Thanks for being patient with us. #startuplife

Hope everyone is as healthy as can be. Enjoy your weekend!

-Jen and the Alpine Fit Crew

6/16/2020

Face mask making continues! We have refined and improved our mask for the ultimate in all-day wear comfort for those of us still wearing masks all day, every day and the many people returning to work and opening up their summer businesses finally. Though some folks in public are opting to not wear masks, we see the numbers beginning to rise and the guidelines consistently including face mask wearing as a great practice to keep for the current and foreseeable time. So, we continue to make them! We have masks available for curbside pick-up here in Anchorage and are taking photos of our awesome new prints and colors in stock now so you can choose which mask suits you. We have kids sizes for summer camps, and adult sizes for all day wear. Oh! Also, our face masks were evaluated and are officially approved for procurement by the State of Alaska. So, if you are a state agency or political subdivision your workplace can order our masks! Thanks again for all of the support and camaraderie working together and supporting local businesses like ours!

https://alpinefit.co/collections/face-masks

5/18/2020

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!

5/1/2020

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 jennifer@alpinefit.co 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...!

Update 4/17/2020

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! ♥

Update 4/4/2020

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 jennifer@alpinefit.co with details. Thanks!

Update 3/31/2020

*TEMPORARY HOLD ON TAKING ONLINE ORDERS* UPDATE 3/31/2020 2:30pm: To be notified when online ordering is available again, please email jennifer@alpinefit.co 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 jennifer@alpinefit.co - 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!

 

 

Update 3/30/2020

Facemask online order link: https://alpinefit.co/products/facemask

 

Update 3/29/2020

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 jennifer@alpinefit.co with the subject FACE MASK ORDER, or PPE ORDER in the subject line. 

 

Update 3/23/2020

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 jennifer@alpinefit.co (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!

Alpine Fit

Made in USA & Made in Alaska

Take care.

-Jen and the Alpine Fit Team

 

3/17/2020

Begin investigating mask making to address limited stockpile and nation-wide shortage.