The man behind the sharp suits of Manchester’s most famous sports stars including Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Anthony Crolla, has turned his hand to designing premium face masks for individuals and businesses.
Scott Hufton, founder of Owen Scott Bespoke, regularly designs and makes customised suits for the pundits to wear on Sky Sports, and has dressed countless sporting heroes for their weddings and other major events.
Earlier this year, Owen Scott Bespoke, like many other tailors, were forced to put the custom-made-suit business on hold due to Covid-19, but Scott was quick to spot an opportunity.
The tailor spent a number of weeks designing a face mask which would offer safety and style, before creating the prototype and sending samples to his famous friends for feedback.
Hotel Football and The Stock Exchange Hotel, owned by Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, were the first to ask Scott and his team to provide branded masks for their teams working in the hotels during the Covid-19 crisis, providing vital accommodation to NHS workers.
The tailor also donated masks to his local supermarket, ASDA, in branded colours, to support the key workers; combined, the exposure prompted a surge in demand for bespoke designs for individuals and businesses across the north west.
The 100% cotton masks are washable and re-usable, triple layered and include a filter and internal pocket. The face masks can also be personalised with any design.
Scott Hufton said: “I have been blown away by the response to the designs and we are working day and night to keep up with the demand for production of the masks.
“I designed them originally to donate to our local supermarket, ASDA, and Gary and Ryan asked me to provide them for the hotels too, which I of course was happy to do.
“We believe the masks are the market leader in the UK. Other than the surgical masks which are not suitable for those working in retail or the hospitality industry, we’re confident there is no other product available like this. Especially with the added benefit of them being personalised and branded.”
Stewart Davies, COO of GG Hospitality that operates Hotel Football and the Stock Exchange Hotel said: “Our teams have been working hard throughout the Pandemic providing vital accommodation for key workers. This in itself comes with risks as our staff were coming into contact with those on the front line; so, it was absolutely imperative we kept them safe.
“The Owen Scott Bespoke masks are the perfect solution for our teams who work front of house and still need to look professional and smart, while following the safety guidelines.
“As we prepare to open our doors to the public in the coming weeks, the masks are going to play a huge part in us being able to do so safely. They’re comfortable and they look great, but most importantly they’re providing much needed protection for our staff and customers.”
The masks are made to order and are on sale now for £15 from OwenScott.co.uk. For those who order more than 10, the branding is included free of charge.