Coronavirus: Newark businesses Crafty Betty, Petit Versailles and Red Farm Fabrics start selling fabric face coverings to fill gap in the market
Some independent Newark businesses have taken the initiative to produce face coverings after seeing a gap in the market.
Pretty and unique in design, a number of shops have begun making fabric face coverings alongside their usual stock, as wearing one becomes a normal part of everyday life.
Crafty Betty, situated within the London Road Carpark, is selling a wide range of face coverings in different fabrics.
Bold and bright in colour, the masks are available for £4.50 each in-store and online with free delivery. Also on offer are floral Liberty of London fabric coverings, sold at £11 each.
Hajra Kemari, designer seamstress and owner of Petit Versailles on Stodman Street, put her dressmaking skills to use during lockdown.
Free-of-charge, she made 150 scrubs and 500 washbags for NHS workers, and was nominated for the Advertiser's Citizen of The Week in May.
More recently, she has been getting busy creating fabric, washable and reusable face coverings made with two or three layers of cotton, some of which have been donated to Beaumond House.
Hajra is selling her gorgeous range of masks in store now, £10 for one or £16 for two.
Jo Parker, of Red Farm Fabrics, just outside of Newark, is selling her handmade fabric face coverings through her website.
They come in a wonderful selection of designs, have quality fabric and are washable and reusable.
The masks are £5.99 for children and adults, and can be purchased at www.redfarmfabrics.co.uk
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