Beijing-based designer/artist Zhijun Wang has transformed IKEA's beloved FRAKTA shopping bag into a wearable face mask. With the help of his partner Yutong Duan, Wang has become well known in recent years for making masks out of sneakers and other products.

Wang originally repurposed the shopping bag back in 2017 when the IKEA accessory became an unusual fashion phenomenon. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, he has decided to spotlight the DIY creation once again for anyone inclined to make their own.

Wang began fashioning face masks in 2013 in response to the heavy smog that engulfed Beijing due to mass industrialization. He first repurposed sneakers from his collection, giving them new life as another type of wearable accessory and also as works of art.

Over the past seven years, Wang has created more than 200 sneaker masks, collected by the likes of Takashi Murakami, James Harden, Jeff Staple, Liam Payne, and the MoMA NYC, among others. He has also collaborated with Nike, adidas, Reebok, PUMA, CLOT, and more.

If you're interested in learning how to make your own face mask, be sure to watch Zhijun Wang's tutorial below. You can then check out more of his creations here.

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