For those fighting the disease on the front lines, first and foremost, we want to say a massive THANK YOU!
The Importance of Masks
We found convincing evidence that face masks can be effective as long as you are also following all the social distancing rules and know how to use your mask. We realised that together, we could limit the risk of contaminating others and slow the spread of the virus by simply wearing masks in public. We wanted to share some of our favourite articles and videos below that help explain this:
• Why wearing a mask may be our best weapon to stop Coronavirus
• Why we need #Masks4all, and how to make your over mask
• How to significantly slow Coronavirus? #Masks4all
• Read the Evidence Review of the Importance of Face Masks
Make your own
Almost any kind of simple cloth covering, like that of a homemade mask, or a scarf or bandana can help to limit the virus.
To make your own, please follow the simple steps below:
• DIY Face Masks with Isabella Oliver
• Goodhousekeeping - How to make medical face masks
• How to keep your Coronavirus face mask clean
If you are committed to making large quantities of masks but require fabric, please feel free to contact us directly here: TheTeam@IsabellaOliver.com as we have leftover fabrics that we are happy to donate.
We have partnered with our manufacturers in Portugal to make face masks for personal use. The majority of our masks are made using 100% soft cotton leftover fabrics and cut-offs. They are machine washable and can be worn countless times. Handmade in family-run factories in Portugal, our masks are effective, easy to wear, soft on the skin and breathable, while each mask is finished with elasticated fastenings that secure over your ears.
Our Face Masks are currently only available in the UK.
As part of the #Masks4all campaign, we wanted to make sure that the thousands of key workers travelling into London everyday have access to face masks. Therefore we hand delivered our brightly coloured masks to passers-by at various locations across the city including, Waterloo, London Bridge and St Pauls. We know how lucky we are to be able to work safely from home, so it is important to us to donate our masks to those who are risking their lives to keep us safe.
We have already donated thousands of masks to Children's hospitals and Hospices, including:
Help us spread the word and share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #masks4all. We’d love to see you wearing your mask and help encourage the use of masks worldwide.
#Masks4all - Sharing our face masks in London
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