What We Stand For
The 1929 Mask business was borne out of our desire to do something for our community during the Covid-19 pandemic that has upended many lives in so many ways. The worldwide shortage of surgical masks for healthcare workers was very much in the news and we wanted to see how we could make use of our fabric manufacturing expertise and production capabilities to help make reusable face masks for people outside the healthcare industry so they are not snapping up surgical masks and depriving doctors, nurses and other people on the frontline of the Covid-19 battle of the necessary protection.
We believe that to operate our business successfully, we have to be committed to long-term values that integrate sustainability in how we do our business, how we treat our customers, employees, business partners, suppliers and importantly too, how we treat the planet that sustains life for all of us.
At 1929 Mask, we believe in the positive outcomes of people helping people and are committed to sharing our resources.
We are privileged to be able to do our part amid the spread of Covid-19 around the world. During this challenging and worrisome period, many in our society still do not have access to masks, much less quality ones. We believe everyone has the right to be well protected against the virus and feel safe when they have to leave the house.
For every two of our masks sold, 1929 Mask gives one mask to foreign workers in Singapore in partnership with the Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC). Since March, the company has also worked with groups including Lions Clubs International and MWC to provide more than 3,000 of our flagship product to seniors and migrant workers in Singapore.
It’s in Our DNA
We recognize that even the smallest contribution counts. Rengitex, our family company and fabric supplier, has been helping the community in different ways over the past two decades. The company has given clothes, blankets and bedding to children in remote areas of Tibet. In Malaysia, where its factory is located, Rengitex has contributed funds to needy students, helped pay for the construction of school buildings, and donated rice to an orphanage. Staff have also prepared food and organized events for the elderly in Singapore through Lions Clubs.
Paying It Forward
1929 Mask is committed to looking for opportunities to make a difference to the community. Our desire is for the business to leave a positive impact. We are in talks on ways to help other at-risk groups. If you have ideas on how we can work together, do reach out and let us know.