How is our face mask created in Nepal?

Everything you need to know about Himalayas Shop Multi layered cloth mask with filter pocket.

To prevent the spread of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) causes COVID-19, wearing a mask is recommended by World Health Organisation and the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are many types of mask like Surgical masks, N95 masks, Cloth masks and so on. Out of all masks available in market only reusable and washable mask are the cloth masks.

When the Covid-19 outbreak all over the world, there was a shortage of medical masks, to fill this gap many textile companies and a household started making cloth masks. We, Himalayas Shop also consulted with experts from fashion designer and textile expert to certified doctors to make best designed mask that fits and feels to help prevent person to person viral transmission.

Things like the size of a person’s head and facial features, their behaviours and environment affect which masks suits the person most, we couldn’t possibly identify the most effective mask for every person and every situation.

Face mask production in Nepal

In light of broad research and fit and comfort testing, we have a made the customisable mask that we think will cover most faces easily and function admirably when worn appropriately. After all, the “best” cloth face mask is the one you will wear and not fuss with.

CDC had emphasised the role of cloth face masks in blocking the release of infectious virus particles when the wearer coughs, sneezes or talks, thus protecting others from someone who has COVID-19. CDC has updated their guidelines saying cloth masks also provide "filtration for personal protection," meaning the masks can filter out potentially infectious droplets from the air, and thus protect the wearer.

Himalayas Shop face mask are made from tightly woven cotton and is doubled layered with a filter pocket. The double layered cloth with filter pocket makes this mask extra special as we can change filter after every use and wash the mask daily after we come back to our home. These masks are made by groups of housewives and women group who rely on the day to day wages to survive in their daily life, Himalayas shop helps local old age people and women to be financial independent. Hence, your purchase of a single mask could help the people from Nepal to continue with their work and support their family. Click here to purchase the beautiful handmade unisex mask created by these lovely women from Nepal.

Reusable unisex face mask made ethically

How to wear a cloth face mask?

Wearing a mask when you are around people who don’t live with you and in public places with maintaining social distance will help prevent Covid-19. Following are the key points that you need to flow while you are wearing a cloth mask.

  •  Wash your hand with soap or sanitise before and after putting on and taking off the mask.
  •  Cover both mouth and nose with a mask.
  •  Use ear loops and make sure it’s comfortable.
  •  Don’t touch your mask when you are wearing it, in case you touch wash or sanitise your hand.
  •  If the mask you are wearing becomes wet or dirty put into a sealable bag until you can wash it. Use a clean cloth mask.
  •  While removing the mask, untying or lift off the ear loops without touching the front of the mask.
  • Wash hand immediately after removing a mask.
  • Regularly wash your mask with soap and warm water. You can even launder it with other clothes.
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