North x North has joined the #Masks4All movement, encouraging its customers to wear their face mask whenever they leave the house.
North x North works with a second-generation, family-owned factory in the U.S. to cut and sew each product, and unfortunately they have been temporarily shut down as part of the non-essential business “shelter in place” rule in Pennsylvania. But they are still shipping on-hand inventory at 15 percent off and donating an additional 10 percent of sales to help provide PPE to frontline healthcare workers through DirectRelief.org.
“If you can give, give. If you can sew, sew masks for those in need. If all you can do is wear a mask when out, then wear a mask,” said North x North founder Chad North. “The small needs in front of us help solve the larger needs beyond us. We can’t produce facemasks right now unfortunately, but we can encourage everyone to wear one, and that’s how we beat this thing.”
North x North products that are being well utilized for face coverings during this global pandemic include the 25-by-25 inch Merino Wool Handkerchief ($35); and the Merino Wool Hooded Neck Gaiter ($30). The flagship 42-by-42 inch Merino Wool Kerchief can also be worn as a mask in town, on the trail, in camp, and along the open road in every season and climate. Other popular uses include applications such as headwear, neckwear, apparel, bag or carrier, first aid, cordage, insulation, protection from sun, wind, insects, and fire. The full-sized kerchief is extremely popular with hikers, travelers, and outdoor adventurers in the U.S. and globally. All three products are also available in a double-weight version.
According to the company, all North x North products are crafted from certified mulesing-free Australian Merino wool. Products are also sustainably dyed using 40 percent less water than conventional fabric dyeing. Merino wool has proven itself as one of the best performing renewable fabrics of all time, and its 18.5-micron superfine fiber means it is not scratchy against the skin.
The brand will also be announcing its Climate Neutral status and Plastic Neutral status later this month. Free returns and a lifetime guarantee are included with each product purchase.