Christian Siriano Makes & Sends Thousands of Protective Masks to Healthcare Workers with Help from Ziploc

During this uncertain and chaotic time, people across the world are coming together to do what they can to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, including fashion designer Christian Siriano.

In recent weeks, the 34-year-old revealed that his staff would make protective masks (something that hospitals across the country say they are desperately lacking) to assist medical professionionals fighting the disease on the frontline.

On Friday, the fashion designer announced that 1,000 (yes, you read that correctly) masks had been shipped off to healthcare workers in New York and that more were on the way. Siriano shared the good news on Twitter and even shouted out Ziploc for their help.

“Packed and ready 1000 masks and 1000 more in 2 more days!” he wrote alongside a photo of masks in Ziploc bags. “Thanks #ziploc really appreciate the help.”

The generous offer came about one week earlier when Siriano reached out to Governor Andrew Cuomo on Twitter. “If @NYGovCuomo says we need masks my team will help make some," Siriano tweeted. “I have a full sewing team still on staff working from home that can help.”

The New York Governor quickly responded and revealed later that the project was underway, “We're in contact with @CSiriano. Appreciate his help so much. Who's next? Let's do this together, NY!"

The decision to help was an easy one, according to Siriano. “I am just in a unique scenario where I manufacture everything in New York already, I have a working atelier and everyone's working from home, and my office is a townhouse," Siriano told Harper's Bazaar. “We're just able to make them.”

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