Idea: BTN Mask Project

Description

A team of volunteers from CMS are starting the distribution of material (tissue, filters, elastic) to launch the production of home-made (sewing) masks. Project name is BTN for BetterThanNothing masks. Volunteers will be provided with a sewing tutorial and a kit with all needed raw material sufficient for the manufacturing of 50 masks. When masks are ready a volunteer from the delivery team will collect them and drop off additional kits if raw material.

Masks will be distributed, free of charge, in French and Swiss sides of the Geneva area. Priority will be given to retirement homes (maison de retraite), civil servants in contact with the public, workers in public areas (Supermarket, Commercial Centres, Post offices, ...) and then to the larger public. Mask distribution sites will be advertised shortly. If you have friends/colleagues wishing to join please let them contact mask.btn@gmail.com . The project team will then make contact and organise delivery of raw material kits.

Mask Sewing Tutorials

BTN1 Mask Tutorials

Press here for the BTN Sewing tutorial in english

Press here for the BTN1 Sewing tutorial in french

Press here for the BTN1 Sewing tutorial in italian

Press here for the BTN1 Sewing tutorial in spanish

Press here for the BTN1 Sewing tutorial in russian

Press here for the BTN1 Sewing tutorial in hungarian

BTN2 Mask Tutorials

Press here for the BTN2 Sewing tutorial in english

Press here for the BTN2 Sewing tutorial in spanish

Packaged BTN masks
Packaged BTN masks
Produced BTN masks
Produced BTN masks
Each bag contains: - a roll of 50 bags, - 5 bags, each with 10 filters, 20 strings, 10 reinforcement bars,  - an IKEA box with 3m2 of cotton tissue, - the printed tutorial
Each bag contains:
- a roll of 50 bags,
- 5 bags, each with 10 filters, 20 strings, 10 reinforcement bars, 
- an IKEA box with 3m2 of cotton tissue,
- the printed tutorial
BTN kits ready for distribution to sewing volunteers
BTN kits ready for distribution to sewing volunteers

Contact Person

Buontempo, Salvatore (EP-UCM)