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You may have seen the reports that came out earlier this week proving that all masks are absolutely not created equal. Gaiters got a bad review based on scientific feedback. So did scarves and bandanas (bummer but not a shocker). Certain fabrics were identified as being more effective than others. The true winner coming out on top was not surprisingly; cotton.
It was really nice to finally see some hard, scientific work being done to support the validity of non-medical face masks. It was also really reassuring to know that the time and energy we took to design and produce our masks was well worth it. If there is one thing recent CDC guidelines have stated and this new scientific evidence supports, it’s that certain key features and fabrics used in any non-medical face mask can absolutely make the difference between true protection and potential infection.
These studies got us thinking about our own performance and where we stand among the “competition” so to speak. So, we sat down and looked at other fabric masks out in the market and created a handy dandy chart that breaks it all down pretty clean and easy. Check it out below and feel free to check out the links to each company’s site. Also, we encourage you to do your own research. Get educated. Be educated when you shop for masks. Buy something that not only looks good but will ensure you’re protected.
We want to be clear here; we are not trying to bash anyone. We believe in abundance not scarcity. There are plenty of faces that need masks. We hope our masks end up protecting yours but hey, if you end up buying from someone else (like Masqd, ShopVida, or UBB) at least we know you’ll be protected and that’s the true goal for all of us. The more people wearing masks the more likely we’ll be able to stop the spread and get back to life as we all know and love it (sooner rather than later would be our pref – so wear a damn mask please).
Stay safe, stay stylish, stay humble.
Founder & CEO, Love Saves Apparel PBC