By Morgan Bryce
Griff Goods, an upscale men’s clothing store in downtown Opelika, has begun manufacturing “sustainable fabric masks” for both the public and local healthcare professionals.
In an Instagram post April 5, shop owner Abby Griffin posted on her business page that she would start creating these masks to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
“We are making a more sustainable fabric mask – one that can be washed and reused. It is a double layered mask with an interior pocket, intended to be used with a filter cut out of HEPA vacuum bag or coffee filter,” Griffin wrote.
Griffin added later in her post that this is a “Buy One, Give One” promotion, meaning that for every mask purchased by a consumer, another will be donated to a local healthcare worker or professional.
On April 9, Griffin posted an update, saying that the promotion has been well received and that she and her team are working as fast as they can to keep up with orders.
“We are so grateful to have this opportunity to help our small business survive and give back to the community. Our first round of donated masks will be going out this weekend to the investigators of Child Protective Services, along with masks for children,” Griffin wrote.
For more information, to donate or connect Griffin with an organization in need of extra masks at this time, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updates and other pertinent information will be shared on the shop’s social media pages. It is located at 719 1st Ave.