A fashion designer from the UK designed a wedding gown using 1,500 discarded face masks. This special wedding gown celebrates freedom day, the end of restrictions on weddings throughout England. It highlights the waste generated during the pandemic.
Surplus of discarded face masks
The pandemic made hand sanitizers and face masks a common site. Moreover, the number of discarded facemasks rises every day. To highlight this, a fashion designer from the UK designed a wedding dress completely made of discarded masks. Additionally, it sheds light on the amount of waste generated from plastic PPE kits in the environment. The pandemic style dress contains 1,500 white masks.
Tom Silverwood, the designer got funding from ‘Hitched’, a wedding planning website. Model Jemima Hambro donned the dress and did a photoshoot near the St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Freedom day: The end of restrictions on weddings in the UK
The gown was unveiled on the occasion of freedom day. The day marks the end of covid-19 restrictions placed on weddings in the country. Moreover, masks are no longer a legal requirement in England. However, guests, suppliers, and couples were recommended to judge the situation to their best ability.
“We’re overjoyed that weddings will be returning in England without legal restrictions from today. With thousands of weddings set to take place this summer, couples can now look forward to dancefloors reopening, standing drinks receptions, and photographs full of smiling faces with PPE restrictions lifting,” said Sarah Allard, the editor of Hitched.
“However, we cannot ignore the waste problem that has been created as a result of the pandemic. The guidance on masks at weddings has finally changed. We wanted to create a garment that not only symbolized how far we’ve come both as a united industry. And also as a nation but also put those unused masks to good use,” added Allard.