In response to the urgent need for PPE in Toronto, designer Ines Di Santo has transformed her workroom from making luxury bridal gowns to protective hospital gowns…
With a shortage of PPE in local hospitals, Ines Di Santo, along with her business partner and daughter Veronica Di Santo, have decided to retool their facility and begin producing the much needed gowns. The mother-daughter duo have been creating bridal gowns for nearly 30 years.
As bridal market is always in April, typically, we would be working on our new collection and planning our runway shows. Instead we are focused on working on one of our most important collections, making gowns for our healthcare workers. It is important for us to give back to our Toronto community as they have supported my work over the years
Veronica Di Santo has been working 20- hour days to create prototypes and source suitable and available fabrics for the gowns. She says:
I have been working with local medical professionals to design prototypes that meet the specifications required for healthcare workers
The new designs have been embraced by local hospitals including Humber River Hospital, who say the new designs are well-made and fashionable.
See the latest bridal collections at inesdisanto.com.