#AKIRACARES PART 2
Akira Collection is a small swimwear and accessory brand that started less than 1 month ago. Then the COVID-19 outbreak began.
We struggled, feeling helpless for our business and that we couldn’t do much more to help than to sit at home. Then we came across articles like this.
Suddenly, made in Hawaii meant something more. We could quickly and easily transition our manufacturing to do something to help. So we began sewing facemasks for medical professionals. We realize they are not ideal, but the best under the circumstances.
In our first day we manufactured more than 100 facemasks and we were excited when people from Navian Hawaii (formerly Hospice Hawaii), Front line workers at Queens Medical Center and Kapiolani Medical center for Women and Children reached out to us saying they could use them. The facemasks are already out for delivery and we are having inquiries for more every hour.
We’re doing as much as we can to do our part. We are currently working on manufacturing hundreds more of these masks.
However, we only have limited resources and need your help to continue sending these masks to health care professionals. Doctors, nurses, and anyone working in hospitals are not only risking their lives to fight this pandemic but also risking the lives of their families and loved ones. Let’s show our appreciation and do what we can to help them!
If you’d like join us in this effort we have set up a Go Fund Me to accept donations.
Donations can also be Venmoed to @Akiracollection
Our eventual goal is to also be able to engage the community in Hawaii to engage in this process. We can purchase and deliver needed supplies and deliver finished products to people and once completed, get masks where need is greatest.
If you know of anyone with a sewing machine who can help in our effort, we’d love to be able to help facilitate their ability to participate. Feel free to DM us or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To clarify, our masks do not prevent the coronavirus. They work towards limiting the spread of this and other viruses. We are focusing on providing the best under the circumstances tools for the situation that health care providers are facing on a day-to-day basis. We are focusing on a present need seen in the media, confirmed by local front line workers and one we have the unique ability to assist in.