Designer Mich Araullo Does Fun Printed Face Masks, Make Yours Now Too!
Mich transforms her Spring/Summer prints into face masks with style and function. You can make yours, too, however you want it!
Filipina fashion designer Mich Araullo-Razon makes a conscious decision to create her own cloth masks to provide well-crafted surgical face mask alternatives for her family and friends. With the current shortage of medical grade equipment for health workers and other frontliners, she helps encourage those who are at home to make their own face masks with materials they can make use of.
In an exclusive interview, Mich tells Metro how she made and conceptualized her cloth face masks. She chose to repurpose her leftover prints from her Spring/Summer collection two years ago to provide a base for her mask.
“I decided to mix and match these colourful prints which definitely puts a playful spin to an ordinary mask. We all need color in our lives now
more than ever!”
During these troubling times where wearing a mask almost feels like a chore, make your own playful twist and choose to bring positivity through your face masks like Mich. Learn how to upcycle and mix fabrics you can find at home including the day dresses or scarves you rarely use. If you can rise to the occasion with creativity then you might as well encourage others to do so!
At the moment, Mich operates with only two of her seamstresses. She makes sure that her seamstresses and riders/delivery men are given care and extra allowances for their work amidst the quarantine.
She also treats this passion project as therapy since it helps her to keep a resemblance of normality in her everyday routine. It has also allowed her to create and sample new pieces for her next collection which we are extremely excited about! Think about all the day dresses and colourful prints we will be sporting once this is over!