With the Outbreak of the Covid-19 which has brought about a perturbing health crisis to the country, the creative director saw the demand to educate and guide people on how to produce and maintain a truly reusable face masks.
After the lockdown was eased and a dusk-to-dawn curfew with restricted movement was enforced, the state government made it compulsory that everybody wears a face mask because it helps us and and other in staying better protected from the deadly virus.
Ugo Monye left his work routine to make these face masks for local distribution and gives them away at no charge. The masks which are protective measure against the novel coronavirus that is spreading across the state were made from 100-percent cotton fabric. They also come with pocket for filters and also filters(coffee and hepa filters endorsed by the CDC). Although, the cotton masks may not be medically certified but they are far better than nothing.
Staff and friends of the renowned fashion brand were mobilized for the distribution of these masks after the brand felt duty bound to support the community. So far, over 1000 face masks were distributed at the popular Lagos Island market and also at the Tafawa Balewa Square BRT terminal. The designer also visited a police station to deliver masks to the police staff. Ugo felt these category of people were the most vulnerable as they come in contact with loads of people daily.
Not only were the masks distributed, the creative director of the eponymous brand Ugo Monye also took his time to educate them about the importance of wearing and how to maintain the face mask.
Part of the maintaining process he mentioned includes: washing in warm water in the most tender way possible, rinsing it, not to squeeze but if you have to, don’t twist and squeeze, you just hold in one hand and squeeze it gently.
As the number of Covid patient keeps increasing on a daily, Ugo Monye fashion brand is stepping up to help combat this virus by churning out these masks as much as possible.
There are more masks to give away so in case you have need for them, kindly visit Ugo Monye’s instagram page, follow and send a DM to ask for one.