Joel Berg and Cameron Carter, a couple based in Murray, started making masks when Salt Lake County’s stay-at-home order was in place early on in the pandemic.
Berg, a Salt Lake County health department employee, wore many masks while working in isolation and quarantine facilities and struggled to find one that wasn’t annoying.
“So I made one that was really comfortable,” he said. “That’s kind of our selling point; they’re cool, they look good, and they’re comfortable.”
Carter’s and Berg’s masks are made of 100% cotton, are machine washable, and customers can replace the adjustable strap or nose wire. They have 37 fabrics available at kactussewing.com and can also use custom fabrics if a customer contacts them directly, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The masks cost $13.85 for more complex designs and $10.95 for simple ones.