As part of the campaign to encourage discussion and action, several street artists from across the UK have been commissioned to help raise awareness about hygiene poverty to eye-level. Throughout the second annual National Hygiene Week, 5th – 11th of July, people are being encouraged to ‘Look Up’ and see a hidden crisis affecting communities around the country, through the creation of thought-provoking art in high up locations.
With murals near several Hygiene Bank’s drop off points, the artists who include Elno (WOM Collective, London) and Leeds Street Gallery and Annie Rose (Bristol) hope to drive donations of hygiene products and raise awareness about what hygiene poverty is and its impact.
One mural will be painted in Stockwell, South London, by Elno from The WOM Collective, a grassroots street art collective of London based female artists. Leeds-based organisation, Leeds Street Gallery, will also be painting a piece within the city centre – to capture the attention of the public and drive engagement with the charity.