Local Seamstresses Help Athens Make Masks During Coronavirus

Athens Makes Masks for Coronavirus

Hundreds of Athens seamstresses, from clothing store employees to sewing hobbyists, have stepped up to help make masks for use during the coronavirus pandemic. “Mask Making For Athens” began as a volunteer group which grew massively in size since it formed in late March. As of April 8th the volunteers included 224 working on sewing machines, 110 delivery volunteers and 96 support volunteers. They have received requests for 4,467 masks and have delivered 2,422. The group has since continued to expand their list of recipients. You can learn more about their efforts in this article by The Athens Banner Herald, as well as visit their Facebook Group.

Adrienne Antonson, owner of State the Label on 585 Barber Street, has also stepped up to make masks for Athens. She and her team of seamstresses are using fabric pants to help supply both those in healthcare and the general public. “I think every human on this Earth has been very affected by what’s happening,” said Antonson, “There’s a feeling of helplessness when all you can do is stay home. Knowing this is a problem locally that we could help fix with our skills, and we had the supplies, we had to do something.”

Community and Red Dress Boutique are two other local to Athens boutiques that are using their skills to help make masks during the pandemic.

To read more about what these local boutiques, and others, are doing to help Athens make masks during the Coronavirus, check out this article published by The Red and Black.

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