"We've tried to come up with a range that's funny and cheeky, just to raise a bit of a smile during these tough times."
Fast-growing online cards and gifts business Love Layla has launched its first-ever range of face-coverings.
The 'cough blockers' range includes 150 designs including amusing and cheeky slogans ranging from 'I should be on holiday', 'Show us your lips', 'I'm saving a fortune on make-up' and 'At least this stops me eating'.
There are also designs specifically for NHS and healthcare key workers, including 'NHS Legend' and 'Not all heroes wear capes - they wear masks too!'
Priced at £8 the coverings are available via the Love Layla website.
Stacey Dennis started Love Layla from her kitchen table in 2015 with just £30 after being made redundant as a designer. The company has since established a franchise in Australia and is eyeing new markets around the world.
During lockdown, Stacey chose to close her business for the duration to protect her staff, customers and suppliers and in June launched e-card versions of her comprehensive range of printed designed. She also created specially designed colouring sheets or 'adult learning packs' to help parents relax during the lockdown. The free to download colouring sheets which even included a Captain Tom variant, quickly went viral, with thousands of shares and downloads.
The Pontefract based business is known for its range of risque greetings cards and cheeky novelty wrapping paper designed to make the gift recipient blush. In just five years, Love Layla has grown to become a multi-million-pound operation with over a million fans on social media.
Founder and owner of Love Layla, Stacey Dennis said: "The decision to launch our first range of face coverings followed the overwhelming reaction we had to the colouring sheets and e-cards. We had such a positive response, and lots of people were asking if we could develop our designs into a range of face coverings as they were bored with the dull, plain masks that were available. We've tried to come up with a range that's funny and cheeky, just to raise a bit of a smile during these tough times."
Love Layla's extensive design range attracts an international customer base as well as interest from some of the UK's largest card retailers. The brand has also established a cult following.
Love Layla's range is available online at www.lovelayladesigns.co.uk