Upcycled shirt mask
By Walid is a zero waste, sustainable, modern luxury fashion and home design company that upcycles antique textiles. The re-used shirt masks arrived in the studio on 4 August 2020 with the news of the devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed over 200, and displaced over 300,000. Immediately, the British-Iraqi designer Walid Al Damirji, donated the proceeds from mask sales to charities supporting the survivors, illustrating not only the generosity of COVID-19 mask-makers, but also the complexity of life during the pandemic.
Walid Al Damirji for By Walid, England
Designed in London, England
Made in London, England
Cotton, printed floral, woven stripe, cotton hand embroidery in running and herringbone stitch, plastic button
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