A reorientation towards the production of masks
Throughout confinement, the sewing workshop of the Fondation Orient-Occident, Migrants du Monde, has made sanitary masks from African textiles, hand-made embroidery, and other fabrics.
All of the profits from the sale of these masks were devolved to the seamstresses who work in the Atelier, who live in precarious situations. The masks take inspiration from the drawings of the Italian designer Bruna Pizzichini, artistic director of the project, and are produced according to the sanitary recommendations.
The workshop’s transition to the production of masks has enabled Moroccan, migrant, and refugee women in vulnerable situations who work there to continue to meet their needs in a time of difficulty. The production concerns both the Moroccan and Italian workshops.