COAT-19: Designers Create Jacket Filled With Single-Use Masks To Highlight Pandemic Pollution

Designers have created a jacket filled with single-use face masks collected from the streets. Tobia Zambott and Aleksi Saastamoine designed the Puffer Jacket to highlight pandemic-related pollution since the outbreak of coronavirus, single-use masks have been key in helping to prevent the spread f the virus. However, when not disposed of properly, these lifesaving masks pose a major threat to our environments. Tobia collected approximately 1500 of the light-blue masks from the streets of Reykjaík to create the garment. They were then thoroughly disinfected before being recycled and stuffed by fashion design student Aleksi The outer layer is a semi-transparent breathable and waterproof laminate based on bio-sources that let the disposable masks be visible. The garment aims to highlight what Zambotti calls, 'this absurd pandemic-related environmental issue'

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