Herbert Yu started Bonrisu to help keep a friend’s small tailoring business from shuttering its doors due to the pandemic. For every mask sold, the company donates a mask. (Olivia Falcigno)
Health, Lifestyle, News

Opportunity stared Marblehead mask maker in the face

MARBLEHEAD In these uncertain times, Herb Yu wants to offer his customers a face mask for every occasion. 

As the founder and CEO of Bonrisu, a Marblehead-based face-mask company, Yu has spent the last five months navigating the COVID business world, managing to launch a successful venture that he says began simply as a way to help a couple of friends in need. 

“Two things kind of happened at the same time,” Yu said. “I was helping out a friend in the New York hospital system. She was trying to find N95 masks, and their staff didn’t really know where to look becaus…

More Stories From Marblehead