June 10, 2020 | dallasnews.com
The CDC recommends everyone wear some type of cloth face covering in public.
As the U.S. enters a summer saturated with the spread of COVID-19, some people still need face coverings before venturing out of their quarantine caves.
Masks are especially important in Texas as Gov. Greg Abbott continues to reopen the state, meaning people will be in closer contact with strangers at restaurants, pools, amusement parks, movie theaters and other locations.
For D-FW residents looking for fun, fashionable masks to brighten their days during a tough time, here are seven local shops to check out. All the retailers also offer online ordering, and nearly all donate masks or a portion of their sales to local nonprofits.
Witt’s End Design
Amie Turnage runs an Etsy shop for babies and children called Witt’s End Design from her home in Frisco. After several customers asked whether she was selling masks, she took a look at her closet overflowing with scraps of fabric and decided to do just that. In the beginning, she was sewing until 4 a.m. and then getting up to home-school her kids.
At first, she offered to donate a mask for every mask purchased but soon became overwhelmed. Instead, she created a donation link with masks at half price and encouraged customers to donate a mask or two when purchasing their own. While she donated to several local organizations, the bulk of the masks went to Community Options Inc., a national nonprofit that works with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Over the last two months, she’s made well over 1,200 masks while maintaining regular orders from her baby and children’s shop.