Getting creative

InterContinental Bali makes its own face masks

Upcycling the resort's linen into face masks. Credit: InterContinental Bali

BALI - With a global shortage of face masks, InterContinental Bali Resort has created its own homemade cloth face masks sewn from upcycling the resort's linen.

Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value. The resort has distributed these to its employees, their families and the local community.  

These homemade face masks are produced by the resort's tailoring team under the Housekeeping Department. The team produces 40 to 50 masks per day.

InterContinental Bali's face masks for staff, their families and the local community. Credit: InterContinental Bali

Ms Radka Janotova, area director of sales and marketing, said: "The inspiration for this initiative came actually from my home country, Czech Republic, where the campaign of wearing homemade masks "My mask protects you, your mask protects me", is having a great success among the people.

"The masks our team has sewn can provide protection for those who still need to interact with the public, especially our employees," she said.

InterContinental Bali Resort is committed to Sustainability and Social Responsibility activity, some of which includes donation to a local orphanage, a zero waste management programme with Green School, and supporting local artists and home industries to showcase their products.

The 430-room resort has six swimming pools, a kids' club - Planet Trekkers, a fitness centre and plenty of recreational activities to keep guests occupied. Spa Uluwatu is a dedicated healing and beauty facility for individual sessions, while the Villa Retreats promise spa packages.