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Masks take trendy turn in US

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A woman wears a colorful face mask.

By Jane Han

SEATTLE ― Now that masks are officially encouraged ― and even mandated in some cities ― across the U.S., people are scrambling to find face coverings to help protect them and others from the coronavirus.

But crunched with a severe shortage of face masks, the American mask scene is becoming noticeably snazzy as everything from denim to used summer dresses are getting transformed into face wraps.

''I had a bag full of gently worn clothing I was going to donate," said Angela Pierson, 43, who lives in Tacoma, a satellite city in the Seattle metropolitan area where more than 8,700 confirmed cases have been reported so far. ''I didn't get a chance to make the donation yet so I'm now sewing........

© The Korea Times