The production line is set up outdoors.
And as long as the fine weather continues, the skilled seamstresses of Cork’s Sanctuary Mask Initiative will be churning out hundreds of custom-made masks for people who need them during the Covid-19 crisis in the spring sunshine.
Pictured here, Dr Naomi Masheti, Coordinator, Cork Migrant Centre, Head of Creative and Production, Olga Voytenko and her daughter Sofya Abashko and Vera Stojanovic, BetterTogetherCork have set up their work stations in the beautiful grounds of Nano Nagle Place on Douglas Street.
The initiative recruits women living in Direct Provision Centres to produce hygiene masks to distribute to residents in Direct Provision, the elderly in nursing homes and other vulnerable groups.
Each of the women involved in the project has been supplied with a sewing machine, fabric and necessary supplies needed for the manufacturing of washable hygiene masks.
The masks are made using pure cotton and linen, which are breathable, non-irritant and do shrink.
A GoFundMe has been set up to fund the idea and you can donate here.
Picture: Clare Keogh