We all know (or should know) that wearing a face mask helps to protect others.
While surgical masks and other PPE are a must for medical professionals and at-risk individuals, cloth masks are an excellent way for the average person to put a barrier between their saliva, snot, and other germ-carrying drops, and other people.
And there are other ways that wearing a cloth face mask helps the world around us.
Many companies have taken a devastating financial hit in the past couple months. Countless livelihoods are on the line. Some of us have been fortunate enough to be able to start selling something vital in these strange times: face masks. When you buy a face mask, whether it’s from a big company or a local artisan, you’re helping to save jobs.
Keeping spirits up.
In a perfect world, no one would have to wear a face mask, but in the new normal, at least you can go outside wearing something that expresses your style.
At Meqnes, we’ve had fun coming up with different color schemes based on our signature mosaic pattern. We believe that safety and style can go hand in hand, and that looking great can help change your entire outlook on life. Not to mention the fact that wearing a colorful and interesting cloth mask will let you give other people a little bit of color in their day, a much-needed moment of unique style.
Saving the environment.
On average, disposable face masks take more than 400 years to decompose in nature – and they’re made up of plastics and other chemicals. Although there are ways to properly dispose of them, many places don’t have the infrastructure for that.
At the very least, you should throw a disposable mask into the trash. That may seem like common sense, but people are leaving masks everywhere. Maybe you’ve already seen them on the ground where you live. They’ve even made their way to the ocean, where they’re a threat to marine life.
Cloth face masks, on the other hand, are reusable, easy to care for (most can be machine- or hand -washed), and made of biodegradable materials like cotton. If you’re wearing reusable cloth face masks, you’ve been helping the environment all along and maybe didn’t even realize it. And if you haven’t been wearing reusable cloth face masks, it’s never too late to start.
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Cloth face masks run the gamut of prices, from free, homemade versions, to pricey limited editions put out by designer labels. But on average, their cost is pretty low. And in the long run, investing in a few reusable cloth face masks over box after box after box…after box of disposable masks will save you money.
Helping the less fortunate.
A number of companies that make protective face gear are donating money or masks to help our fellow humans in need. Here at Meqnes, for example, for every mask that’s purchased, we donate one to a member of our local population in Warsaw, Poland. By providing them with a reusable mask, we give them a sustainable way to be safe. We’re happy to have helped over 5,000 Varsovian senior citizens – and counting.
If you’re already a cloth mask-wearer, we hope this article has made you realize how much you’re helping the world, in big and small ways. And if you’re not, but can be, we hope you’ll make the switch.
Whether you fall in love with one of our Meqnes face masks or want to rock another look, go for it – you’ll be helping your fellow human beings and our planet, all while celebrating your personal style.
When you think of it that way, what’s not to love about a cloth mask?