A Jordanian chef has come up with a novel way of creating sustainable face masks using leftover things from his own kitchen.
Omar Sartawi has a special technique to use aubergine skins to make a mouth and nose covering for people to use during the coronavirus pandemic.
Omar processes the strips of aubergine peel using a lot of salt to create a type of leather.
Then all he has to do is add the straps to turn them into face masks.
Jordanian designers Princess Nejla Asem and Salam Dajani took care of the aesthetic side of the designs, once Omar had perfected his process.
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The aubergine skins are actually sewn together using cotton thread to make them durable, and skin becomes as tough as leather, while still being breathable enough to wear on your face.
The best thing about these masks is that they are made entirely from sustainable materials, and could even help to reduce food waste by using up discarded aubergine peel.
Who knew this humble vegetable could have such an innovative use outside of the kitchen?
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