Cindy Jones put the sewing machine to good use at the Fjällräven outdoor clothing and gear store in Westboro on Friday, July 31. Jones is part of the Facebook group Sewing for Ottawa that, to date, has donated over 20,000 carefully crafted masks to frontline workers and various organizations in need. Last Friday, Jones decided to challenge herself and see if she could stich 100 masks in one day, finishing up with 105 masks in hand. The plan was to have 50 of the masks donated to employees of businesses around the Westboro area, with the other 50 going to the Sewing for Ottawa group to distribute. To throw a green twist into it all, Fjällräven donated the fabric from remnants of repairs and alterations the store has done to gear from stores across Canada.
Cindy Jones, assistant store manager of the Westboro Fjällräven outdoor clothing and equipment store.