Entrepreneurial siblings, aged 11, nine and six, set up business selling eco-friendly face masks

By Will Brook

Three enterprising siblings have set up a small business selling eco-friendly face masks after taking inspiration from their doctor dad.

Charlie, 11, Hattie, nine, and Woody Wright, six, began making face masks from recycled plastic bottles after they grasped the importance of wearing a mask through their dad Dan, who works as a doctor at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

The children, who are passionate about looking after the environment, were also fed up with seeing disposable masks litter the streets.

They decided to sell their masks online at www.schoolbandanas.com and are donating profits to conservation charity The Woodland Trust.

Dan said: “I was pleased to be able to contribute to efforts to combat Covid-19. There was a great team spirit in hospital, with everyone coming together in a common goal.

“I’m really proud of Charlie, Hattie and Woody for coming up with this idea – their school bandanas are really versatile and fun.

“My wife wears one to keep her hair back and I wear one on the Tube into work. They’re particularly good as the weather gets colder, and so much more comfortable than masks with strings.”

The versatile masks are suitable for both children and adults, and come in a range of colours chosen and named by the children.

The children, who live in Oxfordshire, were excited to get a shout-out from celebrity JB Gill, who hosts children’s show Down on the Farm and was a member of pop group JLS, who came second on The X Factor in 2008.

Pictured top: Hattie, Woody and Charlie Wright


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