In response to the current national health crisis, Australian entertainer Todd McKenney, best known for his role as a judge on Dancing with the Stars, created a pivot-for-profit platform, TODDMASKS.COM, where Australian costume designers can make and sell masks directly to the public in order to both make Australia safer as well as create an income stream for themselves.

Within a couple of weeks, McKenney’s new project to assist others in the entertainment industry has become a roaring success. Almost 800 Australian-made face masks have been sold, raising $20,000 for the designers and professional theatrical wardrobe teams. McKenney is a passionate and long term member of the Stage and Screen industry and an advocate for Public Health. As a keen supporter of The Grace Centre at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in New South Wales, McKenney has witnessed first-hand the profound impact of following advice when it comes to protecting the vulnerable with best practice.

Australian costume designers such as the prolific industry veteran Jennifer Irwin (Bangarra Dance Theatre, The Australian Ballet, Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Australia) and the immensely talented Erin Roche (High Ground, The Pacific, House Husbands) are part of the movement and are creating ranges for sale on the platform, which are then made by professional theatrical wardrobe stitchers.

Dancing with the Stars judge Todd McKenney has created TODDMASKS.COM, a platform for Australian costume designers to sell face masks directly to the public to make Australia safer and help the struggling entertainment industry. Click here for more info.