Hatfield fashionista gives free face coverings to commuters

PUBLISHED: 16:11 11 June 2020 | UPDATED: 16:11 11 June 2020

Libby Burgess is making face coverings in advance of the requirement to use them on public transport on June 15. Picture: Libby Burgess

Libby Burgess is making face coverings in advance of the requirement to use them on public transport on June 15. Picture: Libby Burgess

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As face coverings become mandatory on public transport from Monday, a Hatfield fashion buyer has started making them for free.

Some examples of fabrics. Picture: Libby BurgessSome examples of fabrics. Picture: Libby Burgess

Since being furloughed, Libby Burgess has been looking at finding a way to give back to her local community – while staying inside with her family and keeping safe.

The 23-year-old said: “I have spare fabric in my house so I decided to start making masks for anyone who needs or wants them.

“I can create three different styles and have a range of fabrics.”

She can also custom it with different elements such as a bending wire at the nose, a pocket to add a filter or whatever you need.

All the fashion graduate asks is that you consider a donation to a local charity, the NHS or Black Lives Matter.

If you want a free mask, you need to pay postage of £1.50 and message Libby on Instagram at ‘rediscoveredfashion’.


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