Tucca Swim launches handmade non-surgical face masks to raise money for NHS charity

British sustainable swimwear brand Tucca Swim has launched a range of non-surgical face masks and pledged 100 per cent of the profits to charity.

Its bright and colourful masks are handmade using fabrics from the label’s SS20 swimwear collection. They are available to buy now by sending PayPal payment via the brand’s Instagram page.

All proceeds from sales of the masks will be donated to NHS Charities Together to support NHS staff and volunteers caring for coronavirus patients.

Since launching on Friday, the brand has sold around 80 masks and is aiming to raise at least £1,000.

“Last week we had the idea to start making non-surgical masks after hearing the government say we all may have to wear them outside of the house,” says founders Helaina and Chloe Thomas. “A lot of the fabric we are using is from our swimwear offcuts, so it’s going even further with our sustainability values. We are making them at home and hope that they can make a real positive difference during this time”

Tucca Swim’s masks should be ideally hand washed but can be washed at 60 degrees within a washing machine.