On Friday, Klaviyo featured two companies that pivoted from apparel manufacturing to face masks. One of them was ours and we were happy to shed some light on the always-changing process.
As most of you know already: Pistol Lake is making masks for everybody. For this piece, Klaviyo wanted to chat with CEOs that had successfully switched courses during the COVID-19 crisis and Ryan Light came to mind immediately.
Thanks to our strong network, local ties, and commitment to make a difference, we've seen overwhelming success with this project thus far – so we can't say thank you enough!
You should go read the entire piece here – which also focuses on Averill Bromfield of Averill’s Sharper Uniforms – but here's a quote from our very own CEO to kick things off:
“Our factory, fabric, and dye products are all local to LA, so there were no issues with customs or bringing in items from overseas, but fabric and dye are considered non-essential items so those manufacturers had to shut down," Light said.
"Because we were going to use the materials to make face masks, the city of Anaheim granted us a permit of a few hours during which we could quickly pick up the fabrics that our fabric manufacturer was storing for us."
Additionally, a portion of our proceeds go to maskson.org, a non-profit that turns full-face snorkels into life-saving medical masks.
Once more, your support and enthusiasm for our small company have meant the world during these uncertain times. Pistol Lake is proud to help any way we can and, for now, we've figured out how to do exactly that.