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Published 20.06.2020 12:49
In Gambia fashion entrepreneurs and women’s groups are working together to produce face masks.
Ndeye Fatou Njie, a local fashion designer has partnered with other fashion entrepreneurs and women’s groups in rural Gambia to produce facemasks needed in the fight against Covid-19. The aim of the project is to produce 50 000 face masks through their “Made in Gambia” initiative. The facemasks produced are distributed…
Published 28.05.2020 15:06
In Peru, women sew masks embroidered with Sarhuino art.
Traditional artists Venuca Evanan, Violeta Quispe Yupari, and Gaudencia Yupari thought about sewing tmasks with drawings of the Ayacucho region’s culture to send a message of hope and optimism during the Covid-19 pandemic. Selling these masks are also providing economic support to their families during the pandemic.
Published 04.06.2020 11:59
Polish gay couple gives away free rainbow face masks to fight both Covid-19 and prejudice against LGBTQ.
Married couple Dawid Mycek and Jakub Kwiecinski distributed hundreds of rainbow masks in Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot, Poland, to help others protect themselves from Covid-19. But they also say that they want to spread the message of tolerance and raise awareness about the situation of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender…
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Published 19.05.2020 18:23
In Algeria, a designer is making and donating colourful face masks.
Mounia Lazali, a professional designer and a painter started making the vibrant masks in a bid to counter the shortages in the country. She now produces 300 masks a day and leaves these in envelopes on her doorstep for people to collect while maintaining social distancing. She believes that “the…
Published 15.05.2020 16:30
Morocco has become a major global exporter of face masks.
This is mainly due to the government initiative that requested several textile companies to exclusively produce face masks and other protective gear in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The country now produces 7 million masks per day. They are able to meet their national demand and also export to European…
Published 04.05.2020 18:32
South African fashion retailer, The Foschini Group begins manufacturing face masks.
This comes after the South African government has made it compulsory for everyone to wear masks when leaving home. The retailer partnered with a university & advanced textile manufacturers, to design a “mask & filter that scores 4 out of 4 for barrier protection.” More than 100 workers have returned…
Published 27.04.2020 17:33
In El Salvador, former soccer player Sergio “Gigio” Muñoz started to manufacture aluminum and plastic masks.
The piece is reusable, as it can be washed with soap and water. Most of the masks are for hospitals, but Muñoz produces for the population as well.
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Published 27.04.2020 06:46
European luxurious fashion brands are producing millions of masks.
In Italy, Spain and France, some of the European countries most affected by the pandemic, fashion brands are producing millions of masks. That is the case of Gucci, Prada and Fendi in Italy; Yves Saint Laurent, Dior and Louis Vuitton in France and Balenciaga, Zara and Mango in Spain. Swedish…
Published 26.04.2020 21:36
Kenya introduced the ban on imports of second-hand clothing to curb the coronavirus infection.
Most of the clothing, which is known as Mitumba, comes from China and Pakistan, which the government said are the reasons for stopping imports. However, the measure is also explained by the need to improve sales of locally made clothes, which dropped since the crisis.

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