Born in Northern Ireland and raised in London, Kit Lee is of Hong Kong origin, a freelance photographer and crafter. Kit is also a co-author of a successful fashion DIY book entitled ‘ADORN’ under Hardie Grant with co-author and friend, Shini Park. Adorn appeared on no’1 best seller chart in fashion category on Amazon UK in 2014.
Kit has launched a new venture the DIY non-medical face mask project. Contemplating on what to do while self-isolating at home, Kit decided to try her magic with her old Benina domestic sewing machine and a small collection of Liberty of London print Tana Lawn fabrics that she hoarded over the years.
Because of the shortage of surgical and non-medical masks in the UK, making them for her family and close friends seemed the appropriate thing to do. Kit made a sample using a pattern from her old cotton mask that she deconstructed and copied, took a snap shot and posted on Instagram Stories. This was the time when her followers started messaging her privately about buying her masks. Personal orders grew day by day, and hundreds of them were being sold in the UK and overseas, and also donated to NHS workers.
Ramping up with orders and one-woman factory in her office-turned sewing room, fulfilling orders from day to late nights.
None of Kit’s masks are sold online but through private messaging on her Instagram account @itskitlee