Nottingham-based smart textiles developer, Footfalls & Heartbeats, is celebrating after its anti COVID-19 protective knitted ‘Masks for the Masses’ have been given a place in the permanent collection of the Framework Knitters Museum.
Footfalls pivoted at the beginning of April 2020 to make facemasks on its Santoni knitting machines for the UK’s logistical, distribution and support staff who are one level away from the frontline in the COVID-19 crisis.
“Today is an incredibly special day for Footfalls. Footfalls has been asked to provide a couple of masks for the permanent collection of a museum. MoMa, The Louvre, British Museum or the Guggenheim? None of these is the recipient. The Framework Knitters Museum, near Nottingham, is the amazing place where our masks will be part of the permanent collection,” said Footfalls & Heartbeats founder, Simon McMaster.
“For our team and our company this is a huge honour as the museum is “font” of all knowledge and history with respect to weft knitting. Weft knitting as we know it today was invented in Nottingham and Footfalls is very proud to be part of that history.”
“Our knitted textile sensors would not have been possible without all the advances made in weft knitting. And weft knitting was born with the invention of the stocking frame. Thanks Nottingham, without your creative history we couldn’t do what we do.”
The Framework Knitters Museum is delighted to welcome “Masks for the Masses” to its collection.
How to buy Footfalls & Heartbeats Masks
To buy Footfalls & Heartbeats “Masks for the Masses”, please follow this link: https://www.footfallsandheartbeats.com/masksforthemasses.