WORDS BY HELENA BAMMANT
If COVID-19 has left us with anything positive, it’s the addition of a new fashion item. As most of Australia’s restrictions start to ease (sorry, Victoria) many people are beginning to return to their pre-isolation lives, or in Victoria’s case heading back inside.
Either way, a face mask is a great way to protect yourself, and it looks like we’re going to be wearing them for a while, so why not get one you don’t mind wearing?
There is also the environmental impact to consider – disposable masks are wasteful, but reusable ones can be washed and, as the name implies, reused as many times as you’d like (just remember to wash them after each use).
These reusable fabric masks are in no way a replacement for medical-grade masks (and have not been tested or proven to protect against COVID-19), but they do prevent you from unintentionally spreading germs.
The Woolmark Company’s technical team has supported KnitWarm in the development of an innovative wool face mask. Made from Australian wool, the masks are highly breathable, provide natural water resistance, offer a protective covering and are a good natural alternative to synthetic face masks. Who would have thought?
You can find out more here.