Bent Reusable Mask with Nano Filter
AQ1268FL Bent Reusable Mask with Nano Filter
This Reusable mask comes with the nano filter layer which blocks more than 95% of the PM2.5 nano particles thus removing the need for disposable filter version. Test Report available upon request
The Exterior Layer is smooth and stretchy cotton which can be customised with company logo
Interior layer is a knitted cotton material for breathability and all-day comfort
Comes with adjustable nose bridge and ear loop
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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), evidence suggests that COVID-19 can easily spread through direct contact, indirect contact (contaminated surfaces), or close contact with an infectious person (through mouth and nose secretion). With the risk of getting COVID-19 easily through close contact, it makes the usage of masks much more important. The mask will prevent the spread of respiratory droplets from the infectious person to another person’s eyes, nose, or mouth.
In Singapore, as long as you are stepping out of your residential area, you are required to wear a mask. This law applies to everyone, except for those who are below the age of two. The mask must cover the nose and mouth to prevent the spread of tiny droplets. Those that are caught without their mask outside of their residences will be fined S$300 for the first offence and S$1,000 for the second time and onwards. However, when you are engaging in strenuous activities such as jogging or running, you are allowed to remove your mask during the period of activity. Masks can also be removed while in the car, excluding private hire cars.
A specific group of people are allowed to wear face shields in replacement of masks. This includes: children below the age of 12 who are not comfortable with wearing a mask, persons with respiratory health conditions, and persons who are speaking to a large group of people while standing at the same spot. Similar to face masks, face shields are also not recommended for those below the age of two. Other than the group of people who are given the exemptions, face masks are still a must as it does not leave any gaps between the face and the mask.
For the general public, a mask that covers the nose and mouth is sufficient. This is to prevent the further depletion of surgical masks and N95 respirators, which should be reserved for frontline healthcare workers and responders.
Now that masks are a part of our daily lives, our government has given out several reusable masks over the past few months. Not only are the government giving out masks, Temasek Foundation and Razer are giving out their own free masks. Temasek’s masks are not available for collection anymore; though Razer’s free surgical masks are still available for collection till October 2020 via their vending machines located all over Singapore.
To get Razer’s free mask, users will first have to download Razer Pay app. After downloading, proceed to verify the account so that the coupon can be added to the account. Lastly, scan the coupon at the vending machine to claim your free mask.
With businesses re-opening, many people are heading out of their homes with their masks on their face. Numerous corporate companies and schools are also looking to have their own design of mask to go with their uniform, so as to provide a sense of identity for their employees. Below are some places which provide high quality reusable masks.
Recommended Places to Purchase Reusable Masks
1. Aquaholic Gifts
Aquaholic Gifts offer high quality, excellent craftmanship, prompt delivery as well as highly efficient service. Regardless of the quantity of customized mask ordered, there will be no compromise on the quality of it.
With a smooth and stretchy exterior layer and a knitted cotton material on the inside, the customizable reusable mask is able to filter out more than 95% of PM2.5 nano particles. This is made possible with the nano filter layer, which reduces the need for a disposable filter layer. Other features of the customizable mask include a nose bridge and an adjustable ear loop.
This comfortable and reusable mask is customizable with a logo or icon on the exterior surface. Users of the customized mask will definitely feel a sense of belonging to the organisation and at the same time protect the environment by decreasing the usage of disposable masks. Furthermore, disposable masks should be kept for frontline healthcare workers due to the critical shortage of it.
Now that masks are made mandatory, why not get one that is reusable and customized to your organisation? You can be rest assured that Aquaholic’s masks are breathable and are able to filter out the small droplets in the air. Do note that this reusable mask is not of a medical grade and is different from a surgical mask.
In addition to customized masks, Aquaholic Gifts also has customizable mask plastic holder (with carabiner hook) and a customizable essential gift set which consists of a storage box, hand wash refillable bottle, and sterilizing spray bottle. Disposable masks can be stored in the storage box.
When the pandemic started, everyone was left scrambling for masks. Danovel, a homegrown furniture brand that started in the 1960s, started a project called ‘Mask 4 SG’. The project aims to manufacture masks locally due to the surge in demand for it. A huge portion of the masks that they made are donated to migrant workers as most are not able to afford masks.
Even though their masks are not of surgical grade, it still serves the basic function of a mask – to prevent the spread of droplets. Their reusable fabric masks are made with good quality designer fabrics. You can get the masks here.
Pomelo, a fashion retailer that most women are familiar with, have also started selling masks. Their basic reusable masks are certified by Oeko-Tex, a globally recognized and trusted system for ecologically safe textiles. This is part of their Pomelo Cares initiatives whereby profits from the sale of these masks will go towards the hospital in our community. With every purchase of these masks, Pomelo will also give away a free hand sanitizer (while stocks last).
Not only can you purchase reusable masks, you can also donate a pack of masks to a hospital through the Pomelo Cares initiative. The pack contains 15 surgical masks and it costs less than SGD$10. You can purchase the surgical masks for donation here.
4. CYC Tailor
CYC Tailor combines Western technologies and Eastern craftsmanship to produce garments of excellent quality and cut. Their materials are sourced from the finest textile mill around the globe.
Using leftover fabric, the heritage tailors came up with different series of masks – Liberty London series, Colour Surprise series and Wedding Series. They also produced reusable masks for kids and reusable mask gift packs. Not only that, the heritage brand has also came up with a guide for those who want to try their hands at making their own reusable masks.
5. 1929 Mask
1929 Mask was started by Kennon Lee, alongside his parents, experts in textile manufacturing. Their reusable masks are treated with anti-microbial and water repellent agents that allow the mask to withstand 100 washes. It is designed for comfort and comes in the regular size as well as kids’ size.
1929 face masks contain benzalkonium chloride (BAC) – a chemical that is effective in killing viruses, and is present in non-alcohol hand sanitizers. Unpleasant odors are also reduced in their masks. Not only do they sell reusable masks, they also sell mask extenders. This is suitable for those who are tired of their ears hurting or are wearing masks over headdresses. You can view their products here.
6. Closet Children
Designed by Rachel Cheong, a fashion designer and founder of the brand, the masks are unique and eye catching. The designs of the mask are largely influenced by dolls designs and Victoriana garments. Their masks are handmade and buyers can choose from ruffle elastic, normal round elastic velour ribbons, or satin ribbons.
You can get her fanciful and handmade reusable masks here.
Klarra is a minimalistic fashion brand that has been contributing back to the community by donating their own handmade reusable masks to The People’s Association Women’s Integrated Network Council.
Over the past few months, their design team has been working on minimalist reusable masks, which are included for free with every order. They have also made their own hand sanitizers and will be giving them out to their customers as well.
You can check out their page here.
Now that you know the different places to get your reusable mask, how should you wear and wash it so that the mask can be fully utilized? Are there any specific things that you should not do with the mask?
How to Wear a Mask?
1. Before putting on a mask, you should wash your hands to prevent any bacteria from coming into contact with your mask. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
2. Put the mask over your nose and mouth, securing it under your chin.
3. Adjust the mask such that it fits snugly against the side of your face. Ensure that there are no gaps between the mask and your face. This will allow the air that you are inhaling in to be filtered through the mask.
4. If you are wearing a disposable mask, you will need to take off the mask by holding onto the ear loop. Try to minimize contact with the outer or inner surface of the disposable mask. Fold the outsider corners together and dispose of the used mask into a bin. Wash your hands immediately after disposable of the mask.
Handling a Mask and its Usage
When wearing a mask, you should not touch it unless necessary. If you need to adjust your mask or touch it, it is recommended to wash or sanitize your hands before doing so. Furthermore, the common practice of putting the mask below the chin, on the forehead, or at the elbow is not encouraged. Instead, you should store the used mask in a bag or container. If the mask is stained or wet, you should dispose of it and use another mask.
When handling a mask, you should not touch the surface of it. Instead, remove the mask by the straps and pull the mask away from your face. Clean your hands with soap or sanitizer after removing the mask. By wearing and handling the mask correctly, it can help to protect yourselves and others.
If you feel uncomfortable or have trouble breathing, you should change the mask to another one that is more breathable. Masks should not be shared with another person and it should cover the person’s mouth and nose completely.
Washing a Reusable Mask
Reusable masks are highly encouraged to be used by the general public to curb the shortage of global demand for surgical masks. There are two ways to clean your reusable mask – by hand or a washing machine.
Most reusable masks are only suited to be washed by hand; be sure to check if it can be washed in the washing machine.
After usage, hand wash the reusable mask with warm water and mild soap. Rinse the mask thoroughly.
At the end of the day of using a reusable mask, place the mask together with your laundry and wash it as per normal cloth. Regular laundry detergent can be used on the mask, with warm water instead of cold water.
Now that the reusable mask is washed, make sure to let it dry completely before the next use. It can be dried using a dryer or simply air dried.
With numerous brands producing reusable masks, it can be hard to choose the right one. At Aquaholic Gifts, we ensure that our masks are comfortable for daily usage and made using the best quality of fabric and filter. If you are looking to customize reusable masks in bulk quantity, Aquaholic Gifts is your go-to shop for all corporate gifts needs.
In this pandemic, we should be socially responsible and wear our mask whenever we are heading out. This is especially important as Singapore is a densely packed city. Not only will this protect your own wellbeing (and your wallet from getting the $300 fine), it can also protect your family and others as well. If possible, you should stay at home whenever you can. However, if you need to head out to get necessities, stay safe and mask on!