Campus for Design and Art

Fashion design students sew face masks for employees of Trier University of Applied Sciences

Foto: Anne Wiedau, Campus Gestaltung

In addition to a few limitations, the Corona crisis also brought about extraordinary commitment: at the request of the university management, fashion design students from Campus Gestaltung produced about 500 masks in various colours and designs in the home office.

On 6 May, after several weeks of concentrated work, the time had come: The Dean of Campus Design, Prof. Dr. Matthias Sieveke, and the initiators of the campaign, the lecturers Claudia Hannig-Romann and Dorothe Follmann from the Fashion Design Department, presented the finished mouth-nose covers to the President of the University, Prof. Dr. Dorit Schumann, and the Chancellor, Mrs. Hornig. The face masks are to be handed out to all employees of the University of Applied Sciences Trier in the next few days to protect them from possible virus transmission.

"The commitment of the fashion designers at the Faculty of Design is remarkable. It combines social commitment and charity with the application orientation of Trier University of Applied Sciences. Students and teachers sew together for charitable purposes and society. It is a great pleasure that the mouth-nose covers are now also being used for our own teachers and employees. This fits in perfectly with our rules around health protection and hygiene, which are of particular importance when the campus is opened step by step," said President Prof. Dr. Dorit Schumann, when she received the produced face masks together with Chancellor Claudia Hornig and expressed the thanks of the entire university to the students, teachers and the Dean of the Faculty of Design.

Prof. Dr. Sieveke also thanked the committed student body. "A project like this cannot be taken for granted. Our Campus Design is known for finding creative solutions and teaching practical skills in application projects - even in times of crisis," said Sieveke.

The students involved were already in practice, having previously sewn mouth-nose covers for old people's homes in the region. And even after this campaign for the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, the sewing machines will not stand still: Mrs Hannig-Romann and Mrs Follmann are already in contact with Nestwärme e.V. Trier. Further mouth-nose covers are to be produced, which will then be distributed by Nestwärme e.V. in return for a donation.

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