CLEARWATER, Fla. — A Clearwater bridal shop that saw their primary business grind to a halt amidst the coronavirus outbreak is turning their sewing skills to supporting workers on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.
- Anglo Couture making mask covers
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Like many in the wedding industry, Anglo Couture owner Vicky Anglo said her business was hit hard last week.
“Our clients, unfortunately most of them, have canceled their weddings,” Anglo said.
But while dress production at her shop stopped, Anglo and her seamstresses weren't about to sit idly by, especially after several nursing friends reached out with a need.
“They’re like, 'we need masks,'" Anglo said. "'We’re desperate, we don’t have enough.'”
Now, Anglo is spearheading an effort to make mask covers, enlisting all who sew to help out.
“This is a whole group of people who are home that are doing this pretty much pro bono at this point," Anglo said.
The covers are double-lined and sanitized and are meant to go over the N95 masks many healthcare professionals are now being told to reuse.
To contact Anglo and join her sewing efforts, email her at email@example.com.