To slow the spread of COVID-19, the CDC now recommends the use of cloth face coverings in public, where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. In response, local businesses have adapted and are now focusing on producing non-medical masks to support our community through this pandemic.
Many of these businesses are even paying it forward by donating proceeds to essential workers and funds.
Support local and check out the list below of mask-making Cherokee Street businesses.
Well Made Workshop // 2623 Cherokee St.
Ever wonder what’s going on in the workshop on the corner of Cherokee and Texas? It’s the shop that’s been making Snake Bite Co. products since 2014, now known as Well Made Workshop. Well Made Workshop’s design approach keeps function and approachability at the forefront. Their box-pleated, contoured masks have adjustable, elastic ties and are available in five and ten packs on their website.
A portion of proceeds will be donated to Show Up For Cherokee, which helps provide short term relief to employees and business owners on Cherokee Street who are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Brandin Vaughn Collection // 2604 Cherokee St.
Local clothing designer Brandin Vaughn is making masks from his latest clothing collection’s scraps. Vaughn told St. Louis Magazine, “I am focused on changing the world one stitch at a time. I am grateful I can help.” Vaughn posts new masks on his social media daily. Vaughn is taking orders by phone or DM on Facebook or Instagram.
STL Style // 3159 Cherokee St
10-year Cherokee Street shop owners, Randy Vines and Jeff Vines “live and breathe St. Louis, and now you can too! Mask your love for the city and help save lives!” Preorder their St. Louis Flag face masks now on their website. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Gateway180 to support homeless families in metro St. Louis.
The Passport Boutique // 2308 Cherokee St.
These handstitched (with love) masks are customizable and are available for both adults and children. They even have pockets for a removable filter! DM @nadyathecreator on Instagram to place an order.
Bespoke // 2650 Cherokee St. #3130
Bespoke’s masks come in three different sizes and a variety of colors and patterns. Plus, they have a removable interior filter. For an additional $10, Bespoke will donate a mask to frontline workers supporting St. Louis’s homeless population. Visit Bespoke’s online store to place an order.
Art Farm // 2626 Cherokee St. #102
Art Farm is a full-service screen printing and graphic design studio that is now making custom face masks. Masks are available individually or in 10-packs. Hit up their inbox at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to place an order.
Golden Gems // 3156 Cherokee St.
Local badass lady bosses Amanda Helman and Susan Logsdon, are selling beautiful, locally screen-printed bandanas, which can be made into masks with a few folds and hair ties.
In partnership with #314Together, Golden Gems is donating $10 from every t-shirt or bandana sale to The Gateway Reliance Fund, which is providing short-term monetary relief to employees and owners of independent bars, restaurants, and shops in the St. Louis area. Browse the collection and order online.
Know of a local mask maker on Cherokee Street to add to this list? Let us know!