Haley Manley has a background in psychology and public health. Along with Sarah Cordill and Madison Herington, she grew up in Houston, Texas. She attended SMU for undergrad and received her Master’s in Epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health at ColumbiaUniversity in New York City. She is now back in Texas doing research in medical ethics at BaylorCollege of Medicine. As someone who is passionate about the field of public health, her goal is to help people in the face of this new reality.
Sarah Cordill, a fellow Houstonian, has also spent most of her life in Texas. She attended theUniversity of Texas at Austin where she received her degree in Nutrition and Public Health. Her passion for the food and health industry began during her time working as a Nutrition Analyst at the Whole Foods Corporate HQ. She now helps manage the food program at a global tech company in downtown Austin.
Madison Herington also went to the University of Texas at Austin and studied Studio Art. Madison has owned her own jewelry business for over 11 years and is an entrepreneur at heart.She found her love for all things design at a young age and continues to work in the textiles field. She currently resides in Houston, Texas and is enrolled at Gemology Institute of America to continue her career in design.
In the face of the global pandemic, our communities have learned new ways to come together. Through supporting your favorite local restaurants/shops to FaceTime and Zoom calls to drive-by birthday parties and even front porch happy hours, we have all found new ways to show up while also keeping our [6ft] distance. We’ve adapted. As three friends, we thought “How can we help each other and the people we love?” From there, we came up with the idea to create face covers for our communities to be safe while also social distancing. Thus, sparked the zipper concept. The zipper adds an element to the cover, an accessory that’s quickly becoming a staple in our wardrobes and allows people access to their mouths. Need to sip? Open the zipper! Need to hydrate? Unzip! We want to allow people to keep their faces covered, stay safe, be responsible. Shut your mouth but look great while doing it.
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