We are honored and grateful for the overwhelmingly positive response to our reusable face masks. The entire Alabama Chanin and Bldg. 14 teams have been working to safely produce them for over four weeks now. Each day the nation’s need grows, and each day we look for ways to help – all while keeping our staff safe and healthy while working. As a result of the masks’ popularity, we are updating the colors to include Black, Navy, and Peacock. We’re also sharing a basic pattern for a filter insert. Download it here. Visit here for a recommendation for the best materials—we’ve found that coffee filters work well.  

Because of the number of guest orders we’ve received and our daily production capacity at The Factory, we’ve partnered with two multi-generation family businesses that have committed to keeping manufacturing alive in the USA. We’re extremely grateful to find like-minded, family-owned businesses in the midst of this crisis. These critical partnerships have allowed us to speed up our delivery times (see the chart below) and also begin to supply larger institutions and health-care providers with masks. We’re proud that our product and production have been able to service so many in this time. While we are updating our colors and shortening our delivery times, we are also making room in our production for orders of 100, 1,000, 10,000, or more. Contact information for placing bulk orders can be found below. We’re proud to have been able to partner with so many stellar organizations in this time of need.  

Due to ongoing supply chain (organic fabric, elastic, and thread) issues, we have to raise the price of our masks today to $15.50. Our goal at the onset of this project was to provide as many masks as we could and to also keep our people working in a safe environment. We’ve been able to do both but supplies have, in an ongoing manner, been difficult to coordinate as makers across the country and globe respond to this pandemic.  

“Your masks are worth waiting for…..They are right in line with both the CDC’s and WHO’s guidelines for cloth masks. That’s exactly what I want for my loved ones.” 

As always, our masks are made from our 100% organic cotton jersey, in an ethical and community-based way. We look forward to continuing to serve all of you and the essential workers who are protecting each of us, and we are working diligently to get these masks made and sent out in the most expedient and efficient manner possible.  

If you ordered your mask before April 13th, you should have already received your masks or notification of shipment. If you have not received your order or notification, please reach out to Robin at   

Here are the projected ship dates for orders after April 13th:  

4/13 – 4/15 5/12 
4/16 – 4/185/13 
4/19 – 4/215/14 
4/22 – 4/245/15 
4/25 – 4/275/18 
4/28 – 5/35/19
5/4 – 5/125/20

Our projected production times for masks going forward are two weeks.   

Visit our mask tracker at Project Threadways to see our progress. We’ve added our bulk orders made in collaboration with hospitals, health-care providers, and other organizations to this number today. We are so proud of our entire Alabama Chanin and Building 14 teams. 

Stay well.  

P.S.: Please reach out to our sales team if you would like to place a bulk order for families, businesses, teachers, or familiar faces at your neighborhood grocery stores and favorite restaurants.  

Carlisle Sandy | 
256.760.1090 x 105 

Catherine Counts | 
256.760.1909 x 114 

Pricing for bulk orders is as follows:  

25   $13.50 $337.50 
50   $13.00 $650 
75   $12.75 $956.25 
100   $12.50 $1,250 
200   $12.25 $2,450 
500   $12.00 $6,000 
1000+   $11.00 $11,000+ 

We have been able to provide masks to a number of healthcare providers and essential workers through the generosity of those who have donated to this project. Connect with us if you would like to support the project in this way, or if you are unable to access the masks you need due to financial strain. 


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  1. Lara Miletta

    Great work!

    P.S. If you folks have some free time, please look up the myth of the prophetic creature known as Amabie in Japan. It occasionally augurs good health to all who see it.
    A truly fascinating thing to read about.