Get PPE

Get PPE

Updated 06.01.20 at 18:44 PST

How to get Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Note: we are giving away PPE for free.  If you would like to donate to help support us in this work, you can do that here.

You’re in the right place to learn how to request the items you need.  Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Review and select your products
  2. Fill out our Product Request Form
  3. We’ll contact you about your order and let you know when it’s ready for pick-up.  Pick-up hours are 1-7pm, Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
  4. Help spread the word!  Telling your network about what we’re doing helps people who need our PPE find us and also helps donors who want to contribute keep our production going.

Once we’ve received your Product Request Form we’ll clarify any details, including coordinating pickup or delivery (for requests 50 units or more) and confirm back your request via email. Please allow 2-3 days to receive a response.

Product Descriptions

Sewn Mask with filter pocket
  • Approximate production cost per unit: $10
  • Material:  tightly woven 100% cotton
  • Use: reusable.  Can be washed to maintain cleanliness.
  • Built-in pocket allows filters (listed separately) to be inserted inside for added protection.
  • Fabric patterns will vary.
  • To see how these are made, go here
Filter inserts for Sewn Mask
  • Approximate production cost per set of three: $2
  • Material:  non-woven, pressed fabric
  • Use: disposable.  These are intended to be inserted into the sewn masks for added filtration.
Medical Face Shield
  • Approximate production cost per unit: $10
  • This face shield design is intended for medical professionals.  It has undergone review in a clinical setting and is recommended by the National Institutes of Health when fabricated as instructed.
  • Frame:
    • Material: 3d printed in either PLA or PET, which are some of the official materials approved for hospitals by the NIH
    • Includes a visor to extend the shielding upward, covering the forehead
  • Shield:
    • Material:  mylar
    • Dimensions:  when flat, 200mm tall x 320mm across
    • Clearance: approx. 1.5″ between the shield and the eye
  • Strap:
    • 1″ thick knit elastic or swim goggle straps
  • To see how these are made, go here
  • For instructions on cleaning, go here
Essential worker shield
  • Approximate production cost per unit: $8
  • This face shield design is intended for essential workers and healthcare workers who do interact closely with patients (i.e. office personnel).  It has NOT undergone review in a clinical setting.
  • Frame:
    • Material: 3d printed in either PLA or PET
  • Shield:
    • Material:  mylar
    • Dimensions:  when flat, 200mm tall x 320mm across
    • Clearance: approx. 1.5″ between the shield and the eye
  • Strap:
    • 1″ thick knit elastic or swim goggle straps
  • To see how these are made, go here
  • For instructions on cleaning, go here
Medical Face Shield For Loupes (1″ extension)
  • Approximate production cost per unit: $20
  • This face shield design is intended for medical professionals who require room for loupes and lighting equipment beneath their shields.
  • The version of this face shield without extension has undergone review in a clinical setting and is recommended by the National Institutes of Health when fabricated as instructed.  This version with extension has NOT been reviewed.
  • Frame:
    • Material: 3d printed in either PLA or PET, which are some of the official materials approved for hospitals by the NIH
    • Includes a visor to extend the shielding upward, covering the forehead
  • Shield:
    • Material:  mylar
    • Dimensions:  when flat, 200mm tall x 320mm across
    • Clearance: approx. 2.5″ between the shield and the eye
  • Strap:
    • 1″ thick knit elastic or swim goggle straps
  • To see how these are made, go here
  • For instructions on cleaning, go here
Medical Face Shield for Loupes (1.5″ extension)
  • Approximate production cost per unit: $20
  • This face shield design is intended for medical professionals who require room for loupes and lighting equipment beneath their shields.
  • The version of this face shield without extension has undergone review in a clinical setting and is recommended by the National Institutes of Health when fabricated as instructed.  This version with extension has NOT been reviewed.
  • Frame:
    • Material: 3d printed in either PLA or PET, which are some of the official materials approved for hospitals by the NIH
    • Includes a visor to extend the shielding upward, covering the forehead
  • Shield:
    • Material:  mylar
    • Dimensions:  when flat, 200mm tall x 320mm across
    • Clearance: approx. 3″ between the shield and the eye
  • Strap:
    • 1″ thick knit elastic or swim goggle straps
  • To see how these are made, go here
  • For instructions on cleaning, go here
Non-Medical Face Shield
  • Approximate production cost per unit: $5
  • This face shield design has not been approved for medical use.  It is intended for non-medical use only.
  • Material:
    • Mylar: when flat, 200mm tall x 320mm across
    • Strap: knit elastic
    • Padding: EVA foam sections space the shield away from your face and create ventilation
  • To see how these are made, go here

PPE request form

Update: 06/01/20 – we’re experiencing a higher-than normal volume of requests for sewn masks and face shields with some orders taking a week or more to fulfill. We will call you as soon as your order is ready.  If you submit this form and then your needs change, please let us know:  [email protected].