Belgians invited to mobilize massively for the production of fabric masks
The two civic initiatives madevotremasquebuccal.be and Impactdays.co launched the #ActionNationaledeCouture operation, they announced on Monday. The goal is to mobilize all of Belgium to make its own mouth masks. The initiative was coordinated with the FPS Public Health and was approved by virologists Marc Van Ranst and Steven Van Gucht.
The action is supported and reinforced thanks to 300 collection points from participating cities, non-profit organizations, Maisons de Quartier and the Catholic Church of Belgium which open their doors to collect and distribute mouth masks, but also to collect donations of ribbons or fabrics. David Antoine and Nathan Soret will be the “faces” of the campaign in Wallonia.
The goal is to provide all of Belgium with homemade mouth masks, which can be donated via official collection points, which will then distribute them according to the exit strategy, or which can be made for friends. , his family and his neighbors.
To participate, simply go to Fairevotremasquebuccal.be, download the model and instructions and start sewing, with or without a machine. The model has been approved by virologists.
In the past month, it has been downloaded more than 1.8 million times, mainly by Belgian but also foreign visitors, with more than 170,000 unique visitors in France and 120,000 in the Netherlands. The English site (makefacemasks.com) is also heavily visited and also has many unique visitors from the United States (29,000), Canada (21,000), Germany (5,000) or South Africa ( 5,000) and Spain (4,000).