Fashion Masks a Hit as Indonesians Seek Style in Safety

A man wears a face design mask at a traditional market to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia June 23, 2020. Picture taken June 23, 2020 With no sign of the global coronavirus threat easing anytime soon, protective masks are fast becoming fashion accessories for Indonesians and Malaysians keen to add some style and humour to healthwear essentials. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
A printing shop employee editing customer’s photo designs a face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Jakarta, Indonesia June 23, 2020. Picture taken June 23, 2020. Bespoke masks are catching on in Indonesia, with customers ordering designs with their own faces printed on reusable neoprene material, some with smiling faces, or big red lips, like the one made for 46-year-old Heni Kusmijati. “When people see us, they seem to be wondering why we are smiling and laughing,” he said. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
An employee wearing a protective mask and hair cap peels off a face design mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Jakarta, Indonesia June 23, 2020. Picture taken June 23, 2020. A Jakarta print shop added masks to its services after its sales slumped due to the coronavirus, which has infected more than 50,000 Indonesians and killed 2,620. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
A vendor sells face design masks at a traditional market to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Jakarta, Indonesia June 23, 2020. Picture taken June 23, 2020 Customers place orders online and upload their pictures. Masks take 30 minutes to produce and each cost 50,000 rupiah ($3.50), income that has kept Nicholas Septian Sugandi’s business afloat. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
A worker wears a protective face design mask at a printing shop, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Jakarta, Indonesia June 23, 2020. Picture taken June 23, 2020. Bespoke masks are catching on in Indonesia, with customers ordering designs with their own faces printed on reusable neoprene material, some with smiling faces, or big red lips, like the one made for 46-year-old Heni Kusmijati. “When people see us, they seem to be wondering why we are smiling and laughing,” he said. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
A vendor sits near a face design masks display at a traditional market, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Jakarta, Indonesia June 23, 2020. Picture taken June 23, 2020. Bespoke masks are catching on in Indonesia, with customers ordering designs with their own faces printed on reusable neoprene material, some with smiling faces, or big red lips, like the one made for 46-year-old Heni Kusmijati. “When people see us, they seem to be wondering why we are smiling and laughing,” he said. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

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