Local designer uses her skills to make masks

April 14, 2020


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended the use of face coverings and face masks for more than just health care workers. A local designer decided to step in to fill in the need for more masks.



Stephanie Wilbourns family owns the local Wilbourn Sisters Sewing and Alteration they came up with the idea to make masks for people in the healthcare field.


But after the demand grew they opened their orders to the entire community.


“And so the orders just started stacking in and I had to tell people listen, we’re not a swat shop. You know we are making these because it’s about safety", says Wilbourn.


The masks are made with unwoven fabric for safety and a filter that helps block bacteria.


Wilbourn adds, “this is a piece of fabric i’ve taken and this is as you can see the interfacing has been ironed on to the back of it and this is the fabric side.”


Wilbourn works as hair stylists as well, but after that business was deemed non essential she put her designing skill to use.


“I’m just a firm believer in god blessing my family to be multi talented and when you’re gifted you know it’s just a responsibility and so you just kick into another gear", says Wilbourn.


For more information on how to purchase a mask, you can contact Stephanie on her facebook page at Stephanie Wilbourn. In jackson, for 39 News, I’m Imani Williams.”


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