Ethimask is a small Canadian brand based in Penticton, British Columbia. The project is spearheaded by Martyn Lewis MPharm and Derek Adduono: two young entrepreneurs and best friends. Martyn is a licensed practising pharmacist in British Columbia, graduating from the University of Wales, Cardiff in 2007 with a Masters degree in Pharmacy. Derek is the owner of Redbag clothing in the Okanagan. Redbag ethically sources unique apparel from Nepal and Thailand following personal visits and meetings with manufacturers to ensure fair wages and better working conditions.
This has created the perfect partnership in the battle against Covid-19. Ethimask: Ethically sourced, ethically supplied.
We protect the livelihoods of the people who produce the masks, whilst working with vendors who are screened in person, then in turn we protect Canadians by increasing the number of people who are comfortable wearing a mask to protect others.
We use proceeds to supply masks to our most vulnerable citizens, such as frontline healthcare professionals and care home residents.