MPower Masks handmade by Melinda Schneider

Some of you may not know that my career started in fashion. Before I embarked on my original music career, I studied fashion technology for two years after I finished school. In 1990 I launched my own clothing label, specializing in evening wear and stage costumes. A few years later, singing and songwriting took over and while my album releases continued, I often designed my own red carpet and stage clothes.

Fast track to 2020, Covid comes along. People isolate, venues close and like many artists, my thirty date theatre tour was postponed till 2021. I had to adapt.

I adore fabric! One day I was going through the mountainous piles of fabrics sitting there doing nothing and decided to start making masks. I found that sewing was soothing and good for my mental health and people needed masks, so it was a double win. I hope you enjoy wearing my Mpower Masks, because hey, being safe doesn’t have to be boring!

Mark Gable Photography