MANILA -- Volunteers from the Philippine fashion industry have finally made a doctor-approved protective suit that can be used by frontliners against the novel coronavirus.
London-based Filipino designer Mich Dulce made the announcement on Facebook over the weekend.
She said the suit was "approved for doctor's use with direct and critical exposure to patients by infectious diseases specialist and chief medical officer of The Medical City Sta. Rosa Laguna, Dr. Jesus Julio Ancheta."
"The first suit was made by Joey Socco and her team, with Taffeta SBL chosen and donated by family and friends of Dr. Reina Diane Tajonera and Dothy Atienza, using our patterns and techpack made by Kendi Maristela Lea Empalmado and AJ Dimarucot," she said.
According to Dulce, the doctor-approved suit is made of Taffeta SBL (Silver Back Lining), which is used to make umbrellas.
"This can be reused and disinfected again and again," she said, as she called for more donations of the fabric.
The London-based designer also thanked Vice President Leni Robredo "for facilitating the approval" of their suit.
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