Masks for Migrant Communities
Migrant communities have continued to face unjust challenges in the U.S. - and now in the pandemic, it is more dire than ever. From the Center for Migration Studies, migrants have been excluded from relief aid and denied access to medical care, while disproportionately serving as essential workers.
When you purchase a Mask for Migrant Communities that is handmade by Mercado Global artisans, you are supporting the production of two masks – one for you and one that we will donate to a migrant community in the U.S. that is in urgent need of protection.
Each Mercado Global mask is one-of-a-kind —they’re highly effective, eco-friendly, designed for comfort, and provide critical income to Indigenous communities in rural Guatemala.
These masks are meant to provide protection against the transmission of water droplets and other airborne particles. They are machine washable and can be reused daily time and time again.
At Mercado Global, we invest in people - our supporters like you, Indigenous artisans, and the communities that are at the heart of what we stand for. Your purchases and donations have already provided thousands of masks to essential workers on the frontlines of the pandemic, but now with our Masks Where They’re Needed Most campaign, you can choose where your donated mask will end up in the hands of someone in need, completely free of charge.
In the early stages of the pandemic, we worked closely with our artisans to quickly shift from producing fashion accessories to protective masks that are FDA compliant and sustainably made. Each mask has been handmade by one of Mercado Global’s trained artisans – Indigenous women living in rural Guatemala – who will continue receiving a living wage and critical support.
While factories in Guatemala remain closed or a high-risk for employees, our innovative home-based, high volume production model has ensured our artisans can stay safe and self-quarantine.
Learn more about our COVID-19 relief efforts.
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Masks ship in approximately 1-3 business days.
Bulk or Wholesale Orders
If you are interested in placing a bulk order, please email Becky Chrisman at email@example.com.
Designed to fit children ages 2-4.
5’’ Nose H x 3’’ Ear H x 7.5’’ W