Even though Allisha Suing and her family have made more than 2,500 face masks, she doesn’t just throw them together.
The NSLS member from Central Community College - Grand Island is careful about doing a good job.
The first three months of her work, Suing used ribbons for her masks instead of elastic. A friend of hers found his mask uncomfortable. “And I didn’t want that for my customers,” said the Aurora woman.
Eventually, she switched to elastic. But she kept looking until she found a soft version of elastic.
Suing wants her masks to be comfortable, and to fit her customers’ faces. That’s why she makes her product in five sizes — adult XL, adult, youth, teen, toddler.
If a customer says his mask doesn’t fit, she sends him a better one.
How picky is she about materials? She finally found a pipe cleaner that fit her standards.
“I’ve gone through a lot of different brands. But I finally found one I liked,” she said.