Our team at Ecksand knows about quality craftsmanship and innovative 3D manufacturing, so we pooled our resources to help. We’re using our printers and making the highest quality reusable class 1 face shields to donate them to organizations in need across Canada. Thanks to our amazing team and clients, we’re able to make these jewels to collectively keep transmission rates low or at a manageable level.
There’s currently a shortage of PPE (personal protective equipment) for organizations in need. Many go to work on the frontlines and lack the proper protection that is required to prevent them, and the most vulnerable, from contracting COVID-19.
We’re proud to be amongst a caring community of businesses and people that are doing anything we can to pitch in and help in the fight against COVID-19. Together we will get through this.
At Ecksand, our motto is “better for the planet and people.” We’ve found ways to create our Ecksand face shields in line with our values. Each Ecksand face shield is reusable, durable for long term wear, and crafted in the most eco-friendly way possible. On top of that, they’re also compostable and recyclable, and are made with a compostable PLA base (from renewable sources like corn, soy, and potatoes) and food-grade PETG.
Engineering the Ecksand face shield was the most time-consuming part of the design process. Luckily, we were provided a medical-grade design, which we based our own face shield model off of. Twenty prototypes later, we achieved the perfect final product. Just like our jewels, our face shields are all about the details: they are comfortable, sturdy, and safe for everyday use. Our food-grade shields are made from PETG, which has been meticulously cut-to-measure. Finally, the adjustable elastic bands are sourced from local seamstresses. Each face shield comes together in our Montreal atelier, and is then shipped to organizations in need.