Inspired by Manchester’s distinctive culture, the range will also support two local charities
Renowned local artist Justin Eagleton and founder of PR agency Roland Dransfield, Lisa Morton, have launched a range of face masks inspired by Manchester’s distinctive culture.
Niftily labelled ‘Maskchester,’ and designed by Eagleton, the collection references everything from Factory Records to the city’s dynamic skyline and its two famous football clubs. A portion of sales from the initiative will be donated to mental health charity Manchester Mind and the GM Mayor’s Charity, which supports community projects across Manchester.
Lisa Morton, CEO of Roland Dransfield, said: “Following the government announcement around the compulsory wearing of masks, we wanted to launch something that would benefit Mancunians as well as raising money for two hugely important organisations in Manchester.
“The support we have received from the Manchester public since launch has been great. We’re looking forward to evolving and will be releasing more designs in due course.”
Artist Justin Eagleton added: “I wanted to create something a little bit more exciting than the ordinary face masks, which would also have the added benefit of showing some Mancunian spirit.
“There has been a great deal of anti-mask rhetoric, so we wanted to do something slightly different that encouraged people to follow government guidance whilst supporting two hugely important charities that have done so much to support people across Manchester.
“We do things differently here in Manchester, and these designs show just what makes this city so great.”
Maskchester masks are priced at £10 each and are manufactured locally in the UK