Wearing a mask well
Posted on May 11 2020
Face masks are increasing becoming a fixture of daily life. A piece of clothing to put on before leaving the house on that protects ourselves and those around us, but one that we would not have considered wearing this time last year. There are a few things to know so that your mask can is protecting you as well as it can. See below for what you need to know about wearing a We Make Good Face masks:
- When you receive it, adjust it your size. First clean your hands. Then simply place the loop of elastic over your head. Take the two loose ends and tie at the back of head, ensuring a snug fit.
- To get a good fit on your nose, simple press the seam on the bridge of your nose, there is a small wire there which forms the mask to your face. Done - your mask now fits you perfectly.
- Never touch the front of the mask, as this can carry bacteria from the environment.
- If you take you take off your mask when you get indoors or after eating, then consider that one wear and replace with a new mask for the duration of the day.
- If the mask becomes damp also swap for a new one
- Launder as you would other clothes, soap is effective against Covid19. Dry and it is ready to go again.
- Alternatively, if you have a selection of masks you are using. When you take one off leave it in a closed dry space like a draw or cupboard. Wait three days and then its ready to be used again.
Our face masks have been developed following a number of trials and we their design aims to be comfortable enough for long wearing. They are made from 100% cotton and so are light weight and breathable. We have also chosen fabrics that are will blend with whatever you are wearing. Like a favourite pair of jeans, these are built to last. Their beauty lies in their simple construction - form follows function, and that is beautiful in itself.
What’s more, every time you put your mask on know that you have been a part of supporting the new social enterprise – The Textile Studio, a We Make Good Initiate. This social business employs and trains people from backgrounds of extreme disadvantage in manufacturing and language skills, and provides the first job and a pathway towards integration. The Masks for Direct Provision project has extended our workforce so that more people from a refugee or criminal justice background can have this important opportunity.
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