Free Masks and Patterns to our Communities

Corona Virus is Changing Our Focus

Von Gruning has temporarily converted our bag manufacturing facility to develop cotton and melt-blown polypropylene face masks for the local community in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We believe this is a high priority for small and large businesses and are hoping to set an example to individuals who own domestic sewing equipment. Our facility is working at all hours a day to keep up with demand - All hands on deck!

We are distributing our masks locally and in small amounts. 

We are also making a constant effort to source numerous materials such as thin elastic, tightly woven cotton-polyester blend unused fabric, non-woven interface/stabilizer, velcro etc.

Von Gruning is making an effort to share the pattern and sewing instructions in the Canadian Fashion Community via social media as well as with small groups of individuals like quilting guilds. We encourage creativity in this uncertain time and implore small buisnesses like us to do the same.

Please contact us at if you are able to donate material to this movement.


Diana Von Gruning talks about Covid-19 masks on CBC

 Toronto Fashion Designer, Diana Von Gruning talks to David Common on CBC Metro Morning about her project making and locally donating Covid-19 cloth and filter masks to font line essential workers in Toronto.  We also hear from University of Toronto first year Medical student Calandra Li about her project making mock N95 masks for medical training. Interview Date: April 6th 2020 6:40 am EDT