Niagara Falls native mobilizes The Sewing Army

As a fashion designer, Diana Coatsworth is used to using her skills to outfit people with the latest style.

But now, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, the Niagara Falls native wants to use those same skills to help keep people protect themselves against the virus, which has claimed thousands of lives around the world, including people living right here in Niagara.

“All of my shows got cancelled,” Coatsworth, who now lives in Toronto, said. “It has been quite shocking.”

But rather than recoil from the fallout from the virus, she has decided to be proactive, sewing protective masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE).

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