Famous fashion designers like Christian Siriano and YouTube craft channels are all pivoting to making facemasks, something they probably would not have guessed they’d be doing in January.
It turns out you can use materials from some air filters to make a workable mask. The first key is not to use a filter that contains fiberglass or other harmful materials. The other key is to get materials that filter at .3 microns or better.
Meanwhile, Siriano’s team created about 1,000 masks, according to The Hill:
It was really a simple thing and I just felt like it was a really important time because I felt like it was so needed — not just in New York, but everywhere.
He appeared on GMA to talk about the change in production:
Image: YouTube / Bridal Sewing Techniques