We having been manufacturing the Ripple Rug, for over 7 years.
When faced with one of society’s biggest challenge of recent times, we at SnugglyCat, decided that we needed to implement modifications to our existing pipelines, in order to be able to produce a range of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to help.
While our goal is to manufacturer the masks that our medical professionals so desperately need, we must be realistic, this will take several weeks to source raw-materials and re-tool our factory, not to mention raise enough capital to get this completed (we’re hoping that official government channels may be able help us with this). In the interim, we have sourced and tested a variety of disposable masks via our textile partners, to help those essential workers and emergency personnel who continue to work everyday, putting themselves at risk of infection.
Working closely with a testing lab, (one we’ve used since the beginning, to test the efficacy of our beloved Ripple Rug), we’ve been able to identify different materials that have the ability to filter particulates, such as airborne microbial and inert particles. We believe that this will help us in creating effective PPE.
We are always committed to making our products in the USA and will continue to do so with our mask project once the machinery is in place. In the interim, we will also source quality materials and other PPE from overseas to help individuals whom have an immediate need right now. As always, we will perform due diligence and testing of how effective the materials we source prove to be. We only sell products we test and verify their efficacy.
From the bottom of our hearts, we’d also like to thank all those in the front lines for their constant devotion, bravery and hard work during these difficult times.
More to come soon, for now, we hope that the information on this site, plus the material we have for sale, will help you with your mask making/sourcing efforts.
Fred & Natasha Ruckel, Co-Founders of SnugglyCat Inc. (and SnugglyMask).