“Core to the project is the donation of masks to people living in our Direct Provision system, where social distancing is a real challenge” – We Make Good
As Covid-19 disrupted the livelihoods of fashion designers, some of them pivoted into the stop-gap measure of applying their craft to making face coverings. We spoke some of those who are facing the future with new solutions.
Our cloth masks are made by women from a refugee background – present and past employees of The Textile Studio – a charity that provides jobs and training to refugee women. As well as the supporting the women to be leaders in their community this initiative is providing them with much needed income continuity at this difficult time.
Core to the project is the donation of masks to people living in our Direct Provision system, where social distancing is a real challenge. To date we have made over 10,000 masks, half of which are going to Direct Provision. We are now offering masks without donation and wholesale too, for businesses and organisations who may wish to purchase for their staff.
The masks are made with three layers; two layers of cotton with a layer of spunbond barrier fabric in the middle, they have an adjustable nose wire sewn into the top and have elastic that goes around the head, so no more sore ears!