Of course, this isn’t to trivialize the global pandemic. The #coronavirus pandemic is not an excuse for a fashion show, but as we lose our ability to communicate through smiles and visual cues with most of our face covered up, we have to come up with alternative ways of making a first impression. Fashion has always been a platform for self-expression. As #face_masks are quickly becoming a part of our daily routine, many of us are choosing to showcase our individual style through them.
The CDC has recommended that everyone covers their nose and mouth when leaving the house. As the surgical #N95_masks are in short supply, ordinary citizens should instead opt for handmade masks. It’s important to note that these masks are not medical-grade, and do not fully protect you from the virus. They can, however, help reduce the spread of the virus by those who are asymptomatic and offer incremental protection against liquid particles. Overall, a mask is better than no mask, and purchasing one provides struggling fashion businesses with an alternative stream of revenue.
Many brands – both small businesses and established labels alike – are rallying to make face masks accessible and have a “buy one, donate one” policy. Others are re-purposing left-over materials in an attempt to reduce waste and up-cycle.The full article read on the Forbes