A Safer Back to School with The Safe Drinking Mask Kit
The Safe Mask Company is proud to present their latest mask designed specifically for kids. It's certain to become the must-have back to school supply. The Safe Drinking kit, the first of its kind, allows parents to have peace of mind in knowing that their child has a way to wear his or her mask throughout the day, be comfortable and stay hydrated.
Nutley, NJ, July 29, 2020 --(PR.com)-- With schools about to open up, parents everywhere are worried. How are they going to send their kids to school with a mask on and still have the ability to drink during the day? The Safe Drinking Mask Kit, now Patent Pending, allows your child to wear a comfortable mask all day long and still enjoy their favorite beverage using a small opening in the mask to insert a reusable straw. The kit includes the mask, the reusable non-toxic straw, cleaning brush along with a stylish convenient carrying case.
“As a mom of two kids, the Safe Drinking Mask Kit alleviates my fears that my kids are going to rip off their masks the second they leave my car. I feel much calmer knowing that they have a way to drink through the day while safely wearing their mask,” Mia Eng, Cliffside Park mom says. The kit was created for boys and girls from pre-K all the way up to high school. It is made from machine washable cotton and has adjustable straps for a comfortable fit. It is available in 8 patterns and is designed specifically for children.
Schools are set to open and a large concern is how to keep kids safe. Everyone agrees on social distancing and wearing masks is also an important consideration. But until now, masks for children have not been designed to accommodate the frequent desire that children have to drink some type of beverage. The Safe Drinking Mask Kit provides a solution to this emerging problem.
Available as of July 27 from the Safe Mask Company.
Allison L. Conner, Publicist
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InstaThread, a Children's Clothing Marketplace, Pledges to Match Vendors Sales Up to Ten Dollars in Effort to Help Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus
Due to the recent pandemic, an estimated 40% of small businesses plan to not reopen according to FEMA and The U.S. Small Business Administration. To help small businesses and home based vendors, InstaThread has pledged to match new vendors first sale up to $10.
Indianapolis, IN, August 07, 2020 --(PR.com)-- InstaThread is an online marketplace focused on the sale of new and gently used children's clothing and accessories. InstaThread is itself a small business and has not been unaffected by the recent pandemic.
Many of the website's vendors and community members own brick and mortar businesses which have had to close during this difficult time. After an overwhelming show of support from these business owners InstaThread has pledged to take their part in helping them through this difficult time.
After talking with many of its users InstaThread has decided to match new users first sales up to $10. This may not be enough to keep a businesses doors open, but this show of support is nevertheless helpful as small business revenue continues to decline.
Emily Weiss, Founder and CEO Update as of August 7:
Since we closed our stores in March, we’ve strived to make the “right next decision” with a people-first lens, given all the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic. In recent months, it’s become clear that we will be living with the health and safety risks of COVID-19 for the remainder of 2020 and likely beyond. In light of this time horizon, we’ve made the difficult decision that we will not reopen our three stores this year, and possibly for the duration of the pandemic.
Sadly, this means we are taking the step of laying off our incredible retail employees in New York, Los Angeles and London, who have been furloughed since the start of June. To say that these teammates have been an essential part of making our stores so special would be an understatement. We could not be more grateful for everything they’ve brought to Glossier and the exceptional customer experience they created each day.
We recognize that this news comes at a challenging time for our retail employees in the United States, as Congress continues to stall on deciding the future of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefit. It is critical that the government moves quickly to meaningfully support the tens of millions of Americans who rely on this benefit to weather the massive economic disruption brought about by the pandemic.
We will be providing our New York and Los Angeles teammates with 12 weeks of severance, healthcare coverage through the end of October for those on our plan, and additional wellness and mental health services. For the team supporting our pop-up in London, who we employ through a third party, we will not be renewing their temporary contract at the end of August.
As a digital-first company, we have always viewed our offline experiences as a channel for connection and community, and that mandate has not changed. We will keep working to find new formats for bringing joy to our community in this current environment, while reimagining Glossier retail for the future so that we can reopen with renewed creativity, energy, and scale when it is safe to do so. And we’ll continue to focus on delivering an engaging customer experience on our primary channel, e-commerce, at a time when beauty shopping and discovery are rapidly moving online.
Update as of May 18:
At Glossier, we were among the first to close our retail locations to support public health, and we now believe we’ll be among the last to reopen. The very things that make Glossier retail so special—the crowds, the lines, the experience of being together—are also the reasons why we have an added responsibility to our community. We’re challenging ourselves to reimagine the offline experience for this moment and beyond, and we’re hard at work finding new ways to inspire joy and bring people together, safely.
For all these reasons, we unfortunately need to take the step of furloughing our incredible retail teams in New York, Los Angeles and London as of June 1. Our retail colleagues are the reason our offline experiences are so special, and we’ve strived to take a people-first approach since closing our doors on March 13, continuing to pay them their full wages with the hope that we’d have a better line of sight to reopening our stores by now. With the realization that our timeline for reopening remains uncertain, we will compensate our teams in New York, Los Angeles and London through the end of May, a total of more than eleven weeks since closing our doors. We will continue to cover benefits, including healthcare, through August.
While this is a painful step, we remain as passionate as ever about the importance of offline experiences in Glossier’s future. Since day one, we’ve been a digital-first company, and even in ‘normal’ times, the vast majority of our sales happen online. That doesn’t diminish the role of retail: it elevates it. As shopping for beauty online becomes the norm—and this period is certainly accelerating that trend—retail gets to be about so much more than just procurement: it’s about human connection. We’ve always been building for this world, and this moment only deepens our resolve.
To our retail colleagues: you are the magic makers who bring Glossier offline to life, and we cannot wait for the day when we get to create together again.
Update as of April 17:
In light of the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, and with respect to current national and regional guidelines, we will keep all our retail locations closed throughout the month of May. Employees at our permanent (NY and LA) and semi-permanent (London) locations will be compensated for their scheduled shifts during this time.
Update as of April 3:
It feels like many months have passed since I wrote this post about temporarily closing all of our retail locations on March 13—I'm still wrapping my head around how quickly COVID-19 is changing our collective reality.
As we at Glossier grapple with what it means to be a company during this time, with what it means to be a human during this time, we want to keep you all updated on the aspect of our business that is most impacted by this new normal: retail, consisting of our permanent stores and our temporary pop-ups.
When we made the decision to close our physical doors, we committed to paying our retail teams for at least two weeks, both those in our longstanding locations of New York, Los Angeles and London, and those in our pop-up locations of Atlanta and Arizona (the latter of which was set to open on the March 18, but is now indefinitely delayed).
Today, given our continued commitment to social distancing through the entirety of April (and longer if necessary), we are taking additional steps to support our team members. We'll pay our retail employees in Atlanta through April 26, the pop-up's scheduled end-date, and we'll pay the people who expected to work the Arizona pop-up through the same date. Hopefully, we'll be in a position to evaluate extending Atlanta, and opening Arizona, at some point in the future. Our retail teams in New York, Los Angeles and London will continue to get paid during our extended closures, through at least May 1. We’ll of course continue to monitor the situation, and adjust our plans and timelines accordingly.
As a first-time CEO, I’m always trying to decipher what I know and don’t know, what a spreadsheet says and what instinctively feels right, but as you well know, these are unparalleled circumstances. No business book, TED Talk, or lived experience could have prepared us for what we, along with the rest of the world, are dealing with right now.
In this moment, we only have one option: to continue to adapt, to reevaluate as the ground shifts under our feet, and to make the right next decision through the lens of our mission, our values, and our people, while ensuring Glossier is here for our customers for decades to come.
Thank you for all of your support, and we look forward to seeing you in our stores as soon as possible. In the meantime, stay safe, and see you all on Glossier.com.
https://www.glossier.com/blog/retail-update-covid19 this is the link to the Glossier Blog where this timeline originated. For continued updates and direct from the company information please go to the blog and subscribe. As of August 8, 2020 this information is accurate and Current. Should anything change and this no longer be the case we will amend or remove this article.