Following on from the success of our first set of charity dies launched during the summer, we wanted to continue our support and give something back to our much-loved communities. Face masks have become a worn personal protection across the world during the Covid-19 pandemic and a result, the team at Sizzix decided to create a selection of new mask dies, allowing makers to create their very own face covering, enabling personalization through their use of favorite fabrics and embellishments. These new releases are exclusive to Sizzix.co.uk and Sizzix.com and are available in three sizes.
We hope makers will use our mask die design to enjoy their crafting time during a time of uncertainty, and perhaps even pick up a new hobby through home sewn makes. With masks now such an important part of daily life across the globe, many consumers are turning to making their own face covering, to help keep themselves and others safe from Coronavirus. The wearing of face masks in public places is mandatory in many countries, so having a covering which is unique and personalized, can be washed and reused is not only good for the environment, but also the creativity involved is good for the soul too.
Head of Global Product Design, Jen Long commented on this new design… “At a time when so many individuals are trying their best to stay safe, we felt a thoughtful approach to contribute to the cause would be giving people the ability to create their own masks at home. The option to make masks in a variety of sizes supports a family of all age ranges across the globe. As a creative individual, my hope was the capability of adding unique personalization to each mask, whether it be fabrics, colors, or embellishments, could empower each individual and transform something that initially causes fear into an image of self-defining strength. In addition, treating the actual mask making activity as a family craft could also provide much needed inspiration and therapeutic mental relief during a time of uncomfortable uncertainty.”
We are delighted to be donating £11/€12.50 from the sale of each die from sizzix.co.uk which will be split in equal shares between Action Against Hunger and the Trussell Trust. In addition, $10 from each sale through sizzix.com will be donated to Feed The Children. Their focus are food banks, supporting families and communities and leading the fight against global malnutrition and hunger. The impact on these services since the emergence of COVID-19 has been significant, and through the purchase of this product our loyal Sizzix consumers are supporting their vital work.
Consumers will be able to find inspiration and ideas for using these new designs on the Sizzix websites and through our social media channels.
To find out more about the charities benefiting from the sale of this product, please follow the below links.
Action Against Hunger: Registered charity in England and Wales (1047501) and Scotland (SC048317) – https://www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/
Trussell Trust: Registered charity in England & Wales (1110522) and Scotland (SC044246) https://www.trusselltrust.org/
Feed The Children: Tax ID: 73-6108657 https://www.feedthechildren.org/