Ashlyn So, a 12-year-old fashion designer who was just celebrating her runway collection at New York Fashion Week, is now joining the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19). After hearing that the doctors and nurses at her local hospital were facing a shortage of supplies, Ashlyn and her mom, Angela Wu decided to step up and help out. They are hand-sewing fashionable masks for healthcare workers who work at Mills-Peninsula Medical Hospital.
It was only a month and a half ago when I saw her collection at New York Fashion Week. Since then, the world has changed and we are having a very different conversation then I would have ever imagined. One in which Ashlyn is staying at home, balancing between doing homework and making masks. She urges other sewing enthusiasts and fashion designers to pick up a needle and sew.
She was even featured on ABC7 and Good Morning America! Check it out here:
Be healthy and stay well!