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Designer warns of the environmental drama of disposable masks

An infamous symbol of the pandemic that still strikes the planet, the single-use mask also poses an obvious ecological problem. aced with this observation, the Italian designer Tobia Zambotti, based in Reykjavik, and his team collected nearly 1,500 masks in the streets of the Icelandic capital. Once disinfected with nitrogen, they were then sent to Aleksi Saastamoinen, a fashion student at Aalto University in Helsinki. He used them as padding to shape the “Coat-10,” a transparent jacket with generous shapes,revealing the famous blue masks. More than an incongruous piece of fashion, this coat is yet another warning of the dramatic ecological consequences of the fight against Covid-19. It is the second master stroke of the designer, who had already responded to this same subject, via a sofa, also stuffed with masks.

By Lisa Agostini