When your veranda turns into a face mask factory line.
That’s right, Delisa has temporarily put away the hat blocks and whipped out the elastic.
Coronavirus has sadly affected us all in some way shape or form. At Delisa, we consider ourselves to be amongst the fortunate bunch. Confined in our homes but healthy, today’s blog post will give you a little glimpse into our temporarily transformed daily activities.
Whilst the hat orders are still coming in, we wanted to make sure we used our sewing machines and fabric supplies to give you some peace of mind. This virus has hit the world hard, and we want to somehow shine a little bit of positive light, in our own little ways.
So, we cranked up the music and set out to produce a somewhat extensive amount of protective face masks to kick COVID-19 in the butt.
What does a face mask production line look like? The most time-consuming part (and as it turns out – thumb cramping part too) is the cutting out. We have followed government official guidelines to make our face masks.
This may mean a longer process, but it’s well worth the overtime, as it ensures a much greater level of protection. After the cutting out of the cotton fabrics, comes the wadding. All three layers get carefully steam pressed together to be handed over to the sewing department (yes, at this stage we have bumped it up to a whole department). With the top hits from the eighties playing full blast, the masks go through six different steps before being placed in their individual envelopes for shipping: cutting out, wadding pairing, steam pressing, sewing, trimming and turning inside out, elastic ear loops.
With our atelier having been transferred to our home in recent events, the whole family gets involved. The production line starts in the early hours of the morning, ending late at night with shipment logistics and next day prep.
All our face masks are made with buckets of love, hope, and frantically bopping heads to our feel-good Spotify playlist. Stay safe! Stay home! Stay positive!