BY LINDSEY RAINS
In the wake of COVID-19, many of us are still holding our breath, wondering about the reopening of nonessential businesses, the loosening of shelter-in-place orders, and what returning to the barn and show season will look like. While nothing should go immediately back to “normal” considering the lingering threat, we’re all navigating how to adjust to this new reality while keeping ourselves and our community safe.
Whatever the next few months look like in your corner of the world, the top priority now is protecting ourselves, and more importantly, our community. Among many businesses that have stepped up to help fight the spread of COVID-19, SaddleMattress is further executing its core value of protection by now making highly effective, reusable masks available on their website.
“Since its inception, SaddleMattress has always been about protection, that’s the heart of our brand,” says Lisa Millet, owner and founder of SaddleMattress. As COVID-19 spread throughout the United States, Lisa saw the sudden lack of PPE nationwide and knew she had a role to fill in the industry: “Because sewing and textiles are a core part of our business, we figured there must be a way to help make quality personal protection masks available to both professionals and the public.”
SaddleMattress has teamed up with one of their trusted partners to carry Personal Protection Face Masks to the public. Each mask is adjustable and reusable, employing a layer of ComPel®, a patented synthetic microfilament fabric that helps prevent airborne contaminants and liquids from making contact with the nose and mouth.
Lisa at SaddleMattress was kind enough to send masks to use during this season, which couldn’t have come at a better time. As essential workers, my husband and I have been working through the ups and downs of the pandemic. Now that our state is starting to reopen nonessential businesses with precautions, these reusable masks have been extremely beneficial for being out in public.
Considering the integrity of the ComPel® fabric and outer layers, I was surprised at how comfortable these masks were. Unlike some masks on the market, these Personal Protection Face Masks have been crafted to contour any person’s face with ease. With a design that fits below the chin and adjustable nose pieces and ear loops, you could easily buy one for every member of your family (or barn crew!) with the assurance of a perfect fit. And just so you don’t confuse them, each mask has a little tab where you can write your name on it with a Sharpie.
While SaddleMattress has been fulfilling a great need within the community by making these masks available, Lisa has also been busy equipping frontline medical professionals through official medical organizations. Each mask purchase has helped Lisa donate more masks to these COVID warriors, creating an exponential impact in the fight to eradicate this virus in our country.
If you’d like to purchase one of these Personal Protection Face Masks for yourself, family members, or the heroes at your barn keeping the horses safe, you can do so at SaddleMattress’s website for only $17.50.
As we all adjust to our new normal, we can help keep each other safe by simple measures like this, and continue to support brands that are dedicated to making a broader impact in our community.