Pride Masks Creating Chicago Themed Face Masks and Donating to First Responders

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Also Has a Custom Mask from the Company

April 16, 2020
Pride Masks, Lori Lightfoot, Chicago, Mayor

As more people in Chicagoland are wearing face masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus, one company saw an opportunity for the city to come together and show some pride.

Pride Masks, a local Chicago design and printing company, originally founded in 2013 under the name Pride Flags, normally created band uniforms, costumes, and flags for city use and celebration. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company changed its manufacturing plan and begin designing and creating face masks for first responders. 

After the company, made a customized face mask for Mayor Lori Lightfoot that included the colors of the Chicago flag and the hashtag #StayHome, many residents began inquiring where to purchase such creative masks, so now they are available to purchase by the public. 

Pride Masks is still donating them to first responders but has begun taking orders from the public as well.

Co-founders Alan Spaeth and Steve Ryan said the customized masks are a way for Chicago to come together and show pride in their city despite the circumstances. Both men agreed there is a certain emotion that comes with making each mask and they are astonished by how Chicago is showing solidarity through this difficult time.

Pride Masks was able to keep its entire staff employed during the outbreak and is even looking to expand to corporate branded masks.

You can check out all their designs and creations by visiting OR checking out their Instagram page @pride_masks 

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