Featured Derby Milliner Now Hand-Making Washable Protective Masks Instead by Paulick Report Staff|04.01.202004.01.2020|3:09pm6:52pm Milliner Christine Moore is creating hand-made protective masks instead of Kentucky Derby hats Featured Kentucky Derby milliner Christine Moore would normally be busy making custom-ordered Derby hats this time of year. With the Run for the Roses pushed back to September and a pandemic wreaking havoc the world over, the New York-based designer is instead creating hand-made protective masks for hospital workers, reports the Courier-Journal. Using material from her Derby hat collection, including flexible wire, cotton broadcloth, skinny ribbon, and elastic, Moore can make one mask every 20 minutes. Even her employees have started working on masks for health care workers. “I am making these washable masks with a slit so they can slide in their N95 protective masks. The flexible wire allows the user to pinch the mask around their nose,” Moore said. “I am sewing each of these masks to be as perfect as my Kentucky Derby hats.” To help donate additional materials to Moore's mask-making fund, click here. Read more at the Courier-Journal.