PPE and Pandemic Aware Fashion Guide for Merchants and Crafters

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Every crafter with a sewing machine or good hands should already be aware of the need for reusable gear for medical professionals. While you’re at it though, you may be able to fund your projects or supplement your income by being aware that masks are here to stay. Those who have gotten ill and their loved ones are leading the charge to encourage people to be considerate by wearing masks and barriers, and practicing goodContinue…

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What to Wear Instead of a Face Mask Bracket

Nicole in Black Sequin Mask by Lisa Aigbe

Face mask brackets may reduce your cloth mask’s effectiveness. Here’s what AltPPE.net recommends instead.

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Cloth Masks Work Better Than Valves in Scientific Visualizations/Simulations

  Siddhartha Vermaa),  Manhar Dhanakb), and John Frankenfieldc) have published simulations that suggest that cloth masks work a lot better than masks with valves at preventing the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses. Whether or not this works the same in real life, it is something to consider when choosing what to use. It is likely that practical concerns are key in this. If you are a frequent face toucher, or someone who sweats aContinue…

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Israeli mask maker Sonovia expects 99% coronavirus success after lab test – The Jerusalem Post

New fabric technology may help to make a new generation of face masks that are more comfortable yet more effective.

Sonovia’s reusable anti-viral masks are coated in zinc oxide nano-particles that destroy bacteria, fungi and viruses, which it says can help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Source: Israeli mask maker Sonovia expects 99% coronavirus success after lab test – The Jerusalem Post

Face mask safety: Two or three layers best to protect against coronavirus, study finds – CNN

Home-made cloth face masks likely need a minimum of two layers, and preferably three, to protect against COVID-19, a new study finds.

Source: Face mask safety: Two or three layers best to protect against coronavirus, study finds – CNN