If it is one thing about a Bajan, dem gine dress up! Whether it be church, fete, or a global pandemic.
Since COVID-19 dictated that people wear masks at work, school and in shopping and other public areas, Barbadians have done what they do best: turn it into a fashion trend.
Mother and daughter duo, Julia and Cherry-Ann Lovell jumped on board as mask retailers during the early stages of the pandemic, and they have created a flourishing business, making sure that Bajans are staying safe and looking good while doing so.
The venture started as a result of Cherry-Ann, an event decorator, losing her only means of income when the Government-imposed curfew came into effect in March this year. Her quick-thinking and hustler’s mindset along with Julia’s sewing experience led the two on a business journey that was able to sustain the family through tough financial times.
They spent time researching the correct medical standards for making masks and with a bit of good fortune, they were able to source materials at home to outfit Bajans with trendy masks that caught the attention of many.