Artist makes t-shirts showing faces of mask-wearing singles looking for love in lockdown

Rach Jackson(R) and clients. Image by Jeffrie Jackson Art/Mercury Press
Rach Jackson(R) and clients. Image by Jeffrie Jackson Art/Mercury Press
Jeffrie Jackson Art/Mercury Press
  • Savvy artist, Rach Jackson, is helping mask-wearing singles looking for love by printing t-shirts with their faces on - so potential dates can see what they look like without PPE.
  • The idea started off as a joke but has now taken off after orders started coming in from interested clients.
  • Rach is glad she can help her clients during lockdown.

The 34-year-old from Manchester, started making the t-shirts initially for a laugh when a single pal asked her to create one to help his romantic life last month. But after posting her creation on Facebook the hopeful matchmaker was left shocked when she received requests from other singles online, willing to pay for their own personalised shirt.

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Now Rach has even made shirts for business owners who want to reduce how intimidating they look to customers and carers for people with dementia so their patients are easily reminded by the friendly face on their chest.

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Rach was quite shocked by the response to her t-shirts. “If I can help people find the one in lockdown or bring a bit of romance into their lives then it’s a success.” The former community nurse decided to quit her job and follow her dreams of becoming an artist three years ago, with an eye and talent for portraits. Now Rach is flogging the t-shirts on her page, Jeffrie Jackson Art.

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“I’ve had people who are carers asking for one for their dementia patients and I’ve had a chap that runs a business fixing bicycles who wanted one so his customers know it’s him," she says.

“It is quite intimidating for people when others turn up to their door with a mask on so it’s actually turned out to be quite a good idea.”

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