Masks – Lockdown is being lifted and people start stepping out of their houses for work and other tasks, the demand for face masks and protective gear is at an all-time high and the supplies are going down due to insistent demand. Meanwhile, some are producing their own masks at their homes.
N95 or cotton masks? The incorporation of face masks is the most promising trend nowadays and the fashion world is pushing their creative minds to the best limits. Due to health and precautionary measures, the face mask is part of our daily outfit but how can we make it more sizzling and fashionable at the same time?
While N95 and surgical masks are most popular, cloth masks have proven to be equally effective and are fashionable. The clothing and fashion industry is producing creative masks and fashion savvy are freaking out to avail these masks.
The fashion industry is lining up with design cloth and cuts patterns off a silk cloth for making face masks designed by Zhou Li, at a studio in Beijing, following the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. While N95 and surgical masks are most popular, cloth masks have proven to be equally effective and are fashionable. They are soft, comfortable and flexible while providing ample coverage to the nose and mouth.
The fashionable masks also offers a features as triple-layer filtration, leakage control (to prevent an unfiltered airflow), ultra-cool technology and protection from pollution, pollen, smoke and dust.
Moreover, these masks are washable and can be re-used. While specialized masks (N95/surgical) have seen a surge in demand, the Indian government and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have also issued an advisory on usage of cloth masks or homemade mask as an approved option to contain the spread.
All major fashion brands like Louis Phillippe, Jack & Jones, Max and W for Women have started making cloth masks and selling them online. Amazon Fashion has launched a dedicated mask store offers that offers over 500 cloth masks from over 35 sellers across the country. You can also find masks made by local sellers like Wear Your Opinion, Bon Organik, Rapsodia among others.