Propel has quickly pivoted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and developed a Cloth Mask using Rhode Island-made textiles and a RI-made nose stay.

• Athletic wear textiles that are comfortable and quick drying.
• Soft, comfortable elastic.
• Made in USA.   

Price is $6.00 per mask. Minimum order is 5 (per color).
FREE Ground Shipping.

White, Black, Navy - Tan/Coyote coming soon.

Our first order went to the Newport Fire Department on April 5, and they have already re-ordered. We are shipping and adding capacity every day.

If you need to use a Purchase Order or are ordering 5000+ masks please email Brittany Scuncio.

For purchase by DoD entities and for distribution please contact us.

As per the CDC cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children younger than 2 years of age, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.

Propel, a Navy SBIR-funded Business, Pivots to Produce Masks During COVID-19 Pandemic

Founded in 2006, Propel LLC, a woman-owned small business, is a product innovation company focused on the development, sales and marketing of textile driven technologies and products, with a primary focus on the fire service and military markets.

Case Studies

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