Creating local jobs and building up small businesses
Kiara Karatzasm, Maria Al Amidi, Joanna Gondidis, Sanya Kashyap, Summer Challis, Charlotte Gilbert, Chloe Kopsidas
How might we help small businesses and people who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19?
Customer / Problem
People who have lost their jobs, and small businesses that have fewer customers, need local jobs and income. There are less available jobs currently due to covid-19 making it harder to apply for and find work. At the same time there are opportunities to provide resources to stop the spread of covid-19.
Mee Masks makes personalised face masks that are designed by local artists and hand-printed locally. Local artists create unique and customised designs, local people looking for work are trained in hand printing fabric, and local businesses stock a selection of the masks. Customers can also buy apparel to match their masks such as tote bags and socks.