Menswear Masks Handmade in New York City (Masks made using leftover scraps of blazer, suiting, and shirting fabric.)
We’re proud and excited to be making masks - in our workshop right in New York City’s Garment District - using leftover scraps of blazer, suiting, and shirt fabric.
Since the magnitude of this global crisis started to become clear, we’ve been doing everything we can both to protect our workers and our own small business, and to give back to those in need and those on the frontlines helping to fight the pandemic. We’ve wanted to make masks for several weeks now, but logistical, health and safety considerations prevented us from doing so until now. So instead we made a donation to Save The Children, and earlier this week we joined Brands x Better - a coalition of brands united in an effort to give back to those affected by COVID-19 (now through June 1, we’re donating 10% of proceeds from all online orders to Direct Relief).
But making these masks is the most exciting step we’ve been able to take. We are donating some directly to workers at NYC’s Food Bank, and the rest are available on our site now, either to purchase or donate.
“I’ve always been a big advocate of using the leftover scraps of fabric from anything we make,” says Rowing Blazers founder Jack Carlson. “As someone who came into this industry from a completely different world (sport and academia), I was horrified to see how much waste the industry produces. That’s why I love things like the End-of-the-Day rugby shirts we carry, made from leftover scraps. So as soon as we had the green light to start making masks, I knew this is what we wanted to do.”
Our masks are available in madras patchwork, Gordon and Black Watch tartan, Italian wide wale corduroy, Japanese Oxford shirting, club and rugby stripes woven in England, seersucker, and our signature croquet stripe - all made by hand in New York. We recommend machine washing and hang dry after each use
View the collection here.