Gator Steps Up to Aid in Mask Shortage

To aid in the fight against the coronavirus, Gator Co. is drawing on its sewn goods design and manufacturing abilities to produce a line of fabric masks that include a pocket for replaceable filters and music-themed designs.

The masks and filters will be available for retail and online sales with sales proceeds going towards the donation of masks and filters to those in need.

"The demand for masks is very serious," said Crystal Morris, founder and CEO of Gator Co. "I read the media reports and researched ways we can help with the mask shortage. We needed to respond, and we have the capabilities to make a positive impact. And we wanted to stick to our [musical] roots with a few fun music patterns. We're excited to be able to help in any way as we all rally to get through this."

The masks, made from cotton fabric, provide comfort with adjustable straps. Each mask will be sold with a felt replacement filter cut to fit inside the mask. The package also includes die-cut instructions to make replaceable filters. Felt replacement filters are also for sale in three-packs.