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KU student puts creativity to good use making PPE for the NHS

By Laurynas Puikys Dec 9, 2020
Photo:Nora Marie Vatland

In response to the pandemic, 23-year-old Sydney Cassidy has been using her sewing skills to support herself financially but has also been making and donating masks and scrubs to the NHS.

Rather than stay idle during lockdown, the final-year fashion student initially started making masks for friends and family before setting up an Etsy store. In April she also started a campaign where she asked her local community for spare cotton fabric which would be upcycled into scrubs. 

Her initiative combatting single-use facemasks, repurposing old fabrics, and engaging her community was also featured on BBC Radio London. 

By Laurynas Puikys

Journalism student from Kingston University and Editor of The River. Main interests: books, basketball and motorsports.

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