In the midst of all this coronavirus madness, people around the world are taking extra precautions to keep themselves safe. Wearing gloves, HAZMAT suits, and even face masks.
During this time of panic, the retail industry has taken a huge hit, but some companies are adjusting their inventory for times like this. I was scrolling Instagram one day and came across a few of my favorite retail companies selling face masks. They have taken a typical face mask and turned it into an accessory–bedazzled, painted, or designed to be something that can be used to take your outfit to the next level. Some companies are offering these masks for as low as $2 or sometimes FREE with purchase. I have also seen a huge incline in videos about how to make and customize your own face masks, so you can save a few bucks and possible make a few bucks by selling them to friends and families.
This is a good example of how relentless the fashion industry is and I think this a good way to keep fashionistas like us going. Check out a few of my favorite DIY videos and retail industry face masks designs.
By Brittanie Sturdivant, Sophomore, Open Campus Parsons School of Design