In light of the coronavirus pandemic, wearing face masks are now the new normal. Our reusable cloth masks are made locally in Singapore and from the same Egyptian cotton we use for our shirts. The CDC is advising using a mask not only to slow the spread of the virus but also to help prevent people who may unknowingly have the virus from transmitting it to others.
So let’s all do our part in keeping our masks on. We have all heard how easy it is to transmit the virus from surfaces we touch to our own mouth or nose. Having a fabric barrier makes that very difficult to do once you get used to washing your hands before removing your mask.
Many of the current PPE masks available today are made from plastics. Thousands of PPE masks are disposed of carelessly everyday, contributing to litter pollution. PPE masks thrown carelessly on the streets become a health hazards for others.
Reusable cloth masks are made from natural fibres are generally biodegradable, thus less harmful to the environment. So even if they are discarded after a time, they will not have the disastrous impact that plastic has. So even as we keep ourselves safe, let’s also keep an eye out for the environment.
At the end of the day, reusable face masks don’t hurt anyone, and they do offer a benefit to you and the other people around you who may be at risk. They’re better for the environment than single-use masks too. So, if you’re considering wearing a face mask, go with cloth and leave the medical-grade masks for those who need them most.