The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a number of problems, most notably within the safety gear supply chain. Personal protective equipment remains in short supply and many people have more time on their hands as well as a creative itch to scratch born out of necessity.
As a result, many have started to make their own masks, and they are getting weird:
- Design Studio WeWantMore is cutting up old shoes to make masks, repurposing everything from Nike Jordans to old Adidas kicks.
- Designer Zhijun Wang turned IKEA's shopping bags into a face mask.
- Sum Studio designers grew a bacterial cellulose face mask in their kitchen. Sure, it’s sustainable, but it also looks like skin.
And some settle for a simple Strawberry Shortcake bandanna.
We want to know what you’re sporting. Let’s see those masks.