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Jakarta Post

Artists, brands collaborate to fight pandemic, one mask at a time

  • Josa Lukman


Jakarta   /   Sat, July 4 2020   /  01:00 am
Collaboration: Colorful cloth masks are created by artists as part of the Masker Untuk Indonesia (Mask for Indonesia) movement to fight the pandemic.(Courtesy of Masker Untuk Indonesia/-)

Like all things in fashion, cloth masks sold to the public have begun to slowly develop into an accessory – ranging from batik-patterned ones for a hint of culture, to prints reminiscent of designer labels to match your purse. While there is an abundance of vendors you can purchase your mask of the day from, the movement Masker Untuk Indonesia (Mask for Indonesia), allows you to get a striking mask of your own while helping others at the same time. Initiated by members of the Indonesian creative industry, Masker Untuk Indonesia produces non-medical, reusable cloth masks using printed scuba fabric. For every purchase of the patterned masks, priced at Rp 39.900 (US$2.73) each, three generic masks will be donated to the public through their distribution partners. Several major names in the Indonesian creative industry have collaborated with the movement, such as artists Da...