LA clothing store shifts gears to make masks for healthcare professionals

Fashion designer Sonia Kang, who is also a critical care registered nurse, heard the recent warnings from government officials about the shortage of masks facing our healthcare heroes, one of whom is her husband. 

"I knew I had to do something to support them," she said.

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Not wanting to see her husband, a doctor on the front lines, or anyone else face this challenge, Kang had the idea to shift production at her clothing store, Mixed Up Clothing, in order to help produce masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With a surplus of fabric in multicultural prints from her store, Kang called up her team of sewing contractors and together they shifted from making children's apparel to manufacturing face masks. 

On a mission to donate to healthcare professionals, Mixed Up Clothing is offering a “Buy 1, Donate 1” so others can support their initiative.

"We are honored to support healthcare professionals throughout the U.S, as well as keep our team together while supporting L.A’s economy here in the fashion district," Kang said.

Her husband, Dr. Richard Kang, the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital Medical Center, provided some safety tips for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video below for more.

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