Marymount University fashion students and professors create crucial personal protective equipment (PPE) for the Arlington Free Clinic

A team of Marymount fashion students and professors used its creative talents to help boost the amount of crucial personal protective equipment (PPE) at the Arlington Free Clinic.
Visiting faculty member and award-winning fashion designer William Allen delivered about 120 protective “fashion masks” that can be used by patients, volunteers, staff and visitors. These masks are made of breathable cotton and are washable and reversible, and contain a nonwoven polypropylene filter inside.

“With all that has been going on, we felt like we had to do something to help,” Allen said. “This initiative proved to be a great opportunity for us to combine creativity with real-world, functional PPE that is needed by so many.