COVID-19 Support 

April 15th 2020

Heather Apgar

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been directed around the world to take great precautions to reduce the risk of becoming infected with the Corona Virus. N95 respirators are required masks to be worn by frontline workers, such as workers in the health industry, food/service industry, and employees at our grocery stores. Unfortunately, we have reached a point where supplies are scarce, and consumers have been motivated by “panic purchasing”. The chances of finding N95 respirators are tough. It has been recommended by the CDC for the public to use cloth face coverings when in public to slow the spread of the virus.

Heather Apgar

Senior designers have dedicated their time and materials to sew 20 cloth masks for organizations within their community that need masks. San Francisco State University is also accepting masks to donate with Gator Groceries, an on-campus food bank that supplies food for students in need. This act of kindness has shed a light during these hard times, especially when supplies are limited, and no one knows what this pandemic will reach next. Junior designers are joining the cause and sewing masks for the project! The world needs help from the fashion industry more than ever, and our designers at SFSU are lending a hand to those in need.

Heather Apgar

Isabel Murillo

“As designers, people have prior knowledge to the pandemic on sewing and patterns, in a sense that it is our social responsibility to produce quality masks and educate others on how they can create protective gear with accessible resources. Bad design is aesthetically pleasing, good design is functional, and great design is both. Designers already have a style, now they have a purpose”. 

                 - Emilio Perez, Senior Designer

Joy Moon

Emilio Perez

Heather Apgar

Samantha Robarge

Maitreyee Dhodapkar

Samantha Robarge

Samantha Robarge

Paola Espinosa

Elba Cruz

Katy Wong

Katy Wong

Katy Wong

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