#MaskUp: Fashion startup pivots to cloth masks to combat coronavirus

Janelle Wavell-Jimenez, founder and CEO of Stellari, a startup clothing company in Los Angeles, is one of many entrepreneurs using their business to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Wavell-Jimenez was on track to launch Stellari later this year but, amid the coronavirus pandemic, pushed back the launch of her brand and transitioned her capital to the production of face masks that she will sell at cost. Seeking funding to expand Stellari's #MaskUp campaign, Wavell-Jimenez has turned to crowdfunding — and in less than 24 hours has raised enough to donate more than 10,000 masks to those in need in Southern California.