One of the saddest indictments of Britain’s response to the coronavirus crisis has been its inability to get personal protective equipment (PPE) to all those who need it.
From doctors and nurses to hospital orderlies and, tragically, care home staff, thousands of those who are keeping the public safe have been left struggling to do the same for themselves.
But while there’s been an outpouring of support for our key workers, for Scottish graphic designer and jewellery maker Emma Westwater, clapping on the doorstep simply wasn’t enough. Instead, as she sat down to tell us, she closed her studio to the public and set her laser cutter to a new use – creating PPE for more than a thousand key workers to date…
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