If you’ve wanted to show off your TO pride on your face mask, you now can as a Toronto artist has created the perfect skyline design to protect you when you’re out and about in the city.
Artist Nadia Lloyd is designing and sewing fabric face masks, and for each one sold, she donates one to a frontline worker.
According to Lloyd, this works out to approximately 60 donations per week.
“When the pandemic started, I sewed one Toronto face mask by hand just for fun, posted it on social media and people are nuts requesting their own, and I received a bunch of messages from nurses and doctors asking if I could send them batches, and that is really how I begin sewing again,” Lloyd told Daily Hive.
“I put out a call on my community Facebook group that I was looking for a sewing machine and I found one right away and began sewing full-time.”
Lloyd, who began sewing at 10-years-old, says she gets emails every day from fans telling her how much they love her art printed on face masks, and her contributions to frontline workers.
“It’s been an amazing experience, and it has given me a purpose during these strange times and really fueled me to keep sewing,” said Lloyd.
Earlier this month, to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Toronto Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa and Mayor John Tory strongly recommended that the public wear a face mask or face covering in places where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
You can find the face masks on her website, and they sell for $25 each.