We have been inundated with requests to produce masks and after much consideration, we have decided to make them. We wanted to take this opportunity to explain our stance on this decision.
In such a difficult time, we are faced with wanting to help those around us but, are challenged with the reality of operating a business, keeping employees on the job and, not being seen an opportunist. OBEY has always based its ideals on finding a balance between community and commerce and this is no exception.
With the vast majority of people needing to wear masks as of now, there becomes a question of accessibility. Some can afford to purchase and others do not have the resources, whether through the expense or lack of accessibility. For those reasons we have chosen to pursue a model that allows us to sell masks and donate to those without access, at the same time. So for every mask we sell, we will donate two masks. We are looking to keep the pricing affordable and build a program that can be sustained.
We appreciate the support and trust you have given OBEY over the years, and without that we are nothing. Make sure to take care of yourself and to those around you.
* These are textile, non-medical face masks, meant to help reduce the risk of contracting or spreading of infection.