Nanik Zuliati and another tailor laugh as they work. 20040205
She sits by a sewing machine at the Joyce Peyroux Garments factory, turning out facemask after facemask. Working alongside the staff who prepare the material for stitching, Nanik Zuliati from Indonesia can sew 40 masks in an hour.
Whether they protect you from the virus or not is a moot point. But the masks do prevent you from touching your mouth and nose – and their bright colour are a cheerful pick-me-up in dark times.
Since the Covid-19 travel bans, the company’s managing director Derek Peyroux has worked to ensure all his staff remain employed, and sewing masks for the Cook Islands is one way.