The importance of adapting during this unimaginable time
As many of you already know, Act II Costumes/John Faas Designs has continued to grow and develop its mission. When the company was founded, John wanted to do something special, create something magical... He wanted to build original walking works of art! From his own Hello Dolly! gowns to developing satin dresses for high school plays, his work has continued. Now, however, during this unprecedented time - decisions to adjust were made.
Going through his inventory, determining which fabrics and products were best suited to the task, Act II Costumes began making face masks. It was announced just this past week that the CDC was now recommending people in the United States begin wearing face masks to help combat Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Starting on Saturday, John and his husband Mike began cutting and sewing dozens upon dozens of masks, rushing to fulfill the public's need for masks. Now is the time for everyone to help each other and to keep everyone safe! When considering a mask it's important to note: The masks are NOT medical masks and are not intended for healthcare workers. They're made to cover people's mouths & noses to help prevent the further spread of illness. The masks are reusable and machine washable. Fabric masks should only be worn once, and then promptly washed. When a mask becomes damp it's not longer effective in blocking out germs and particles. We would be remiss if we also didn't mention the following: Masks are not a replacement for staying home. Staying home will help flatten the curve, getting all of us back out into the world once again! Act II Costumes/John Faas Designs is currently accepting orders for face masks. Follow the link below and you will be redirected to the order and information page.
In the very near future, we look forward to seeing all of you out and about & dressed to the nines in one of John's fantastic designs! Until then we ask you to please be safe, stay healthy, wash your hands, help us all flatten the curve, and know that we're thinking about you and your friends & family! With warm regards and a heartfelt thanks, Act II Costume | John Faas Designs https://www.act2costumes.com/facemasks