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Support Three Birds with One Face Mask

Now is a time of uncertainty for all. Personal and professional lives are intermingling like never before, and clear courses of action are in short supply. We as Americans have ways to lessen impact to our communities, including social distancing and utilizing face masks, as well as supporting our healthcare workers and grocery store employees. One thing which remains steadfast is kindness: choosing to treat others with compassion and respect is important especially now.

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Of course, we are all aware of how local and national businesses are being affected. One constant which may not be so obvious is the United States Postal Service. Everyone needs USPS to deliver mail, packages, and magazines; in this time of isolation, this connection has become key. However, due to businesses reducing marketing and customers reducing purchasing, the USPS has been impacted, in addition to the detrimental 2006 law passed by Congress which required the creation of “a $72 billion reserve to pay for the cost of its post-retirement health care costs, 75 years into the future. This burden applies to no other federal agency or private corporation.”

Here are some facts about the United States Postal Service:

  • More than 7.3 million people are employed by the agency.
  • Zero tax dollars are used by the Postal Service. Sales of postage, products, and services fund its entire operation.
  • The Postal Service employs more than 97,000 military veterans and is one of the largest employers of veterans in the country.
  • In 2019, the Postal Service recycled 177,612 tons of paper, 39,792 tons of cardboard and 5,537 tons of plastic.
  • Minorities comprise nearly 40% of the Postal Service workforce.

Source: https://facts.usps.com/

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Now for some great news!

It is easy to support both the United States Postal Service and a small business! Along with the usual array of unique drinkwear, Uncommon Covers is now offering face masks for sale, which will be shipped, as usual, via USPS. This is the perfect way to support two types of industry which are essential to America, and protect your family and community! Available in both adult and child sizes, these masks are hand sewn (as are all UC products!), washable & reusable with 3 layers of cotton. Each face mask is made to order; multiple fabric options are offered. Send a few to family and friends, gift your favorite essential worker, and order for yourself.

Uncommon Covers has proudly donated to frontline workers and first responders in New Braunfels, San Antonio, Houston, and Lubbock. This is a real opportunity to help multiple groups of people. Order today!

Happy 2020 from the UC Team!

UC Team
Sarah & Jenny at Wein & Saengerfest.

What a fantastic year 2019 was for Uncommon Covers! We made great designs people loved, received new and exciting ideas for fans, and truly enjoyed our craft. Much thanks to online customers and visitors to markets we participated in: Wein & Saengerfest, Boerne Handmade Market, Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, Flea at Silver Street, Christkindlmarkt, Texas Craft Brewers Festival, HUB MRKT, Currents Spring Open House, SoFlo Market, and Sylver Spoon Dinner Theater.

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Some of our most popular styles were the cup sleeve (so versatile!) and the skinny (for light beer and hard seltzer lovers); commonly sold out (then quickly replenished) designs include cactus prints, leather styles, Day DrinkerI Love Bad Words, and River Hair Don’t Care. We love our sassy customers!

In 2020, we are steaming ahead! Two markets are on the horizon:  Deep Eddy Cocktail & Craft 2nd Anniversary Party on Saturday, January 18, 11am – 5pm at the Deep Eddy Tasting Room, 2250 E Hwy 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620, and the Universal City Snowfest & Carnival on Saturday, February 15, 3pm – 9pm at the Universal City Park, 305 North Blvd, Universal City, TX 78148.

Of course, shopping online is available anytime! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with new designs, specials, and market postings. We are committed to blogging in 2020; here are some of the topics coming soon!

How Cup Sleeves Save Lives, or At Least, Clothes

What do Hunting Season and Swimsuit Season Have in (Un)Common?

Old T-Shirts Get New Lives

Are Promo Koozies Ruining Your Good Time?

Stay tuned and come say hello at our markets! We always love fan photos, so snap a pic of you or someone using an Uncommon Covers piece and we may just post it to our social media! Be sure to tag it #uncommoncovers for all the world to see. Cheers to 2020 and handcrafted drinkwear!