Root Access is currently closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will re-open when it is safe to do so. Stay safe, stay healthy, and wash your hands. Much love.

Learn more about our response to COVID-19.

Supplies are running low

We're keeping our volunteers stocked with materials, but after making thousands of pieces of PPE, we're running low on some things. Here's what we need:

  • 3D filament, 1.75mm PETG or PLA
  • flannel fabric
  • tight-woven cotton fabric
  • elastic cord or flat knit elastic bands
  • t-shirt fabric

Can you spare a couple bucks?

Everything that isn't donated has to be purchased. If you have some extra dollars, please consider making a financial donation today to help keep our efforts going – every dollar matters.

Make a donation today

Make With Us!

If you have a sewing machine or 3D printer at home, we invite you to volunteer your time and help us make much needed PPE.

Don't have the materials? Don't sweat it, we've got you covered. Whether you need fabric or filament, we'll get you what you need and get the finished PPE when you're done.

Safety and cleanliness are paramount! Do not make PPE if you or someone in your household is sick. Do clean and sanitize your hands, tools, and workstation. Do wear a face mask when working on PPE. Do read this best practices guide:

Questions? Don't hesitate to reach out! You can hit us up through our contact page, or email us directly at info@rootaccess.org.


Sewing

Face Masks

We have been using a double-layer cotton/flannel pattern, as seen in pictures on this page.

But we're not picky – we will gladly accept masks of any design. If you're already using a pattern that you like, keep using it.

Scrub Caps

We have been making (and recommend) this reversible scrub cap for local healthcare workers. It requires two ½ yards (or fat quarters) of fabric, plus 42" of bias tape.


3D Printing

Face Shields

We are printing a face shield visor design that has been approved by the Fresno Madera Medical Society. They are requesting that visors be printed in PETG and are as smooth as possible.

Ear Savers

There are many ear saver projects on Thingiverse, and there isn't really a wrong answer.

We've been printing this surgical mask ear saver at about 190mm long so that it works well with our cloth face masks.