Introducing: Face masks with flair
Location: Damascus, Syria
Fashion designer Zeina Halal
is creating personalized face maks
to add a bit of style
and encourage people to wear them
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) FASHION DESIGNER, ZEINA HALAL, SAYING:
"It is not about competition. For example, I am a person who finds breathing difficult with a face mask, I want something that would make me like to wear it, so that I can do it. This is what makes the masks I design different from those in the market. The way I use colors or the phrase you like to add to them or the name you choose, all of this encourages me to wear the face mask."
The cotton masks are customizable
through a machine that prints out sketches
as well as phrases onto the fabric
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) CLIENT, SAED, SAYING:
"The medical masks we find in the pharmacies are cheaper but they don't look nice and they bother me a lot. So when I found out they are making masks on which you can put your name, wash them and they are made of cotton, I wanted to try them. I think they are more fashionable and beautiful."