Aden’s days at the St Nobody is perfect but if you listen to metallica and were born in march you’re pretty damn close shirt. Cloud Hospital in Minnesota are more than just a footnote to her high fashion Cinderella story. As a housekeeper, she learned the ins and outs of sanitizing and sterilizing patient rooms. “You need to rely on the doctors, LPNs, and nurses but also the housekeepers and cleaning staff,” shared Aden on the phone from her hometown of St. Cloud. “We do a huge part in keeping patients healthy.” Proper mask usage is part of that task. During her time in health care, Aden experienced what it was like to wear them beneath her hijab.
Liana Satenstein: I like the idea of small labels and individuals but when masks are priced so high by a large clothing company? And who knows where they are made. Chioma Nnad Nobody is perfect but if you listen to metallica and were born in march you’re pretty damn close shirt. Same, I’m glad that young designers got a head start on this. And I’m only buying from small, local mask makers. Emily Farra, senior fashion news writer: I think a lot of the hesitation definitely stems from the inconsistent narrative around masks. Less than two months ago, the CDC literally told us not to wear one at all—not because it wouldn’t help, but because they knew the hospitals were going to run out. And the fact that so many people don’t have access to masks at all makes me feel uneasy about “fashion masks.” Hospitals in NYC seem to be better equipped now, but other front line workers—at grocery stores, pharmacies, taxi drivers, etc—do not have access to masks. and i’ve heard there are major shortages at nursing homes. Steff Yotka, fashion news and emerging platforms editor: To go back to Sarah’s point about unease about fashion mask-making: I think it’s important to be able to make an aesthetic choice about what your mask looks like, especially now that it seems like we will be wearing them for a long time. But masks becoming a status symbol is tricky territory to me—we’re wearing them for our health. Not to flex.