Denmark fabric supplier’s act of kindness is working to help fight the spread of Australia’s worst COVID-19 outbreak with handmade face masks

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Juliana McLoughlin with a handmade face mask.
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Denmark fabrics and craft supplier Annie’s Patch is making face masks for Victoria as the struggling State grapples with Australia’s worst COVID-19 outbreak.

Annie’s Patch owner Juliana McLoughlin is stocking fabric face masks in the fight to stop the spread.

Ms McLoughlin started making masks when WA was in lockdown.

“I felt this would assist in the fight against the pandemic and as my shop was closed, in order to keep my business afloat I decided to make masks to aid my cashflow situation,” she said.

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“All of my masks are made of three layers of 100 per cent cotton and are hand-sewn by me using many of the different fabrics from my shop .”

Face masks are being sold at Annie's Patch.
Camera IconFace masks are being sold at Annie's Patch.

When the pandemic escalated in Victoria, Ms McLoughlin shifted her focus to the Eastern States.

“I have had orders from people wanting to send masks to relatives in Victoria,” she said.

“I am selling masks as soon as I can make them at the moment as there is a considerable demand.”

At $12 each, the washable face masks are an alternative to single-use options.

This local gesture of kindness comes as Victoria endured its deadliest day of the pandemic yesterday, with 19 people succumbing to COVID-19.

Wearing a mask outside the home in Melbourne has been mandatory since July 22 and in regional Victoria since August 2.

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