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Ms Cooper is now making face masks for community midwives

12th May 2020

Ms Cooper has already made lots of earguards and scrub bags for NHS staff. Now she has designed some face masks, which she is donating to Chase Farm Hospital community midwives.

Here's what she told us:

'I assumed the knife pleated versions would work best, as they’re often the ones you see being worn, only to discover once making a couple that actually box pleats are much more suited for the job. 
After creating some box pleated masks, I then developed a pocket, so that filters can be placed inside for additional benefits. 
After a couple of days developing, I created my own pattern to make a more fitted mask, as I still wasn’t sold on either of the pleated versions. 
After more prototyping and a few last tweaks I finally made a mask that i was happy with. 
They’re made from poly cotton, they’re lined with a pocket inside. They can be washed at 60 degrees after use and can have filters added if need be. They fit like a glove!'

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