Ameri-Mask born out of a need when the pandemic of 2020, Covid-19, shut down the world and the supply of protective mask and other PPE. Our founders, Amy Zimmer and Karen Ballard, joined their combined talents when they saw their community was in such need. Zimmer owns and operates a retail specialty store, Pink on Main - a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store and Ballard, owner of The Fabricsmith, is an expert seamstress specializing in drapery and home textiles.
“When I saw the need for masks in our community for protection from the virus, I believed that pulling together a team to accomplish that was what I needed to do. Given my background in fashion, I wanted to brighten the faces, so to speak, of our community. Colorful patterns are a part of Lilly Pulitzer, and that's where we started. Cutting up clothing to make masks to protect against Covid 19 began, as we recycled and repurposed the material. Because I was born, raised, and married into the textile community, I recognize its history and strength in our area. I believed that we could work together to produce these needed masks. People joined me at the sewing machines, and the word spread around our city. Some donated material, and others sewed. Businesses changed their job descriptions. At this time, we have made thousands of masks for Spartanburg, SC, NYC and beyond.” states Zimmer.
An amazing team has become focused on keeping our people safe, and we are growing! We now can offer customized prints that are branded for companies and schools and universities. Please stay posted to our social media or sign up for your newsletter.