Updated: Feb 16
Meet Karla, the woman behind Behind The Seams
An energetic bomb of a woman who likes to stay busy, Karla decided on her last day of work, the 22nd of March 2020, that she would sew face masks due to the world-wide shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). As Karla was able to rely on the COVID-19 payment to survive, she decided to spend her time helping others. With help from Masks4All Ireland, she custom designed a 100% cotton mask that was washable and reusable. She tested many styles before finalising her first prototype, which includes a pocket that one can insert a filter of his or her choice. Little did she know that the demand would be so great, that in the short span of 2 months, Karla had been able to create more than a thousand(!) 100% cotton hand made face masks.
As these masks have proved so popular and Karla is having such a good time creating them, we've decided to launch a full-fledged business with more sustainable hand-made products on offer. Stay tuned!