Idea Stage
Actively Recruiting

Co-MASK: Create DIY fabric masks to promote hope, hygiene, and humanity across the globe

Global
Created over 1 year ago
14 Volunteers

About the Project

Description

We are a global open source project aimed at creating fabric masks that promote hope, humanity, and hygiene practices in time of crisis. Collaborating across borders, we want to raise awareness about the risks of COVID-19 infection and the need for physical distancing and self-isolation, while advocating solidarity with the most vulnerable in our global community.

The project offers instructions in many languages for how to make masks in individual sizes at home, with/without a sewing machine and using simple tools and home materials. The masks are washable, have a nose clip, and allow for inserting a replaceable filter.

We hope to inspire people across the globe to create these masks for their family, friends, and their community to advocate self-isolation, hygiene, and heartfelt human connection.

The uniqueness of the masks is that they are super simple to make, require no sewing machine and feature personalized designs, such as a kiss and a smile. We hope to create a viral distribution on social media with the hashtag #CoMASK

How far along is it

We have instructions for 2 mask prototypes, and we are in the process of translating the instructions in many languages. We also have an open-source GitHub website, which needs development.

Help Needed

Tasks that need to get done

Redesigning the website in Github to feature unique sites for various languages.
Translations into various global languages.
Personalized mask creation in various locations to help the project global visibility and distribution.
Collecting links for possible mask distribution in various locations.

Project details

Who is already working on this

The project was initiated by Azra Aksamija (azra@mit.edu), based in Boston, USA, and is being co-developed by a group of ca. 20 volunteers across the world.

How to get in touch
co.mask.community@gmail.com
Number of volunteers needed
100+
Preferred Volunteer location
remote
Organization status
Not specified