Carolina O'Leary ’21 uses clothing company to help healthcare workers

April 15, 2020

In 2017 Carolina O'Leary ’21 started a clothing line called ShortStory. Her line makes and sells a line of shorts for teen girls and the profits benefit a different charity each season. These days, Carolina is using left over fabric and materials from her last line to make reusable cotton protective masks for healthcare workers. The prototype she designed has a built in wire to secure the mask on the nose and an insertable piece of industrial HEPA fabric (HVAC filter). Carolina’s brother and sister, future Snail Paloma O. ’24, are helping out by cutting the filter fabric. Carolina is distributing the masks to Sibley Memorial Hospital and other suburban hospitals in the Washington, D.C. area. Learn more about ShortStory at www.shortstoryshorts.com.