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Oct. 30, 2020

Student combines passions to create mask-making business

Maddy Eischer, a junior double major in apparel and textile design and molecular genetics, is using the extra time during the pandemic to make a difference and to help her community. 

“I have always had a passion for medicine and a talent for art and sewing,” she said. “I have struggled with ways to combine my interests, but the pandemic and the boredom of quarantine provided the rather perfect opportunity: sewing cloth face masks!” 

In early April, Eischer started on a modest journey to make a few masks to donate to a local church, but through word of mouth and her mom’s Facebook posts, her mask-making turned into a full-blown business, which she calls Maddy’s Masks. 

Read the full story on the College of Arts and Letters website.

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