New York-based designer, illustrator, and fashion entrepreneur Jenny Walton has literally the most brilliant idea in the midst of the widespread shortage of protective face masks for medical workers. If you really need one for leaving the house on an errand run (FYI, Luzon residents are now required to wear a face mask in public) but have donated all of yours to relief efforts, simply make your own...from the unused, abandoned dustbag of that designer piece you love. You read that right.
"You might not think you have the supplies at home to make a mask, but get resourceful and I bet you might! Mask made using [a] Prada dust bag that came with a pair of shoes," she shared on Instagram. "Used another dust bag in cotton for the backing and used ribbons for the ties." The result is so, so dainty.
Jenny went on: "Some people have used hair ties, the elastic from a Moleskine notebook, etc, since elastic is widely unavailable now. Get creative! I used a machine but you can sew by hand if needed! Will work great, will just take longer."
And the most important part? "I also left an opening on the back so different types of filters can be cut and put inside. Let’s get resourceful, leaving more surgical masks for the doctors and nurses who need them!" Word, Jenny. This trick's cute and genius.