I’m walking through town on a hot summer day, just trying to take care of some simple errands. And I’m wondering, when did running simple errands get to be so complicated? Oh yeah, did I mention this is the summer of COVID? They won’t let you in the store without a face mask. They might not even let you out of the car. But it’s 90-something degrees outside. And have I also mentioned that I’m a tree hugger? So where can I find a quality face mask that’s compliant, comfortable and sustainable?
Indeed, if you’re looking to comply with the mandatory face mask rules, but also want something that’s soft and more comfortable on your face, and also made from an organic, sustainable fabric, then what you need is a bamboo face mask. In response to this overwhelming demand for more comfortable and sustainable PPE (personal protective equipment), we are pleased to be offering bamboo face masks for COVID-19.
The need for bamboo face masks
Of course, if we could go back to a world where PPP was not an essential accoutrement, or even a familiar abbreviation, for every man, woman and child, we would certainly prefer that. So saying that “we are happy to offer bamboo face masks” may not be entirely accurate phrasing. But given these unique circumstances in which we find ourselves, I’m grateful that we at least have the option to wear something nice and soft and made in California.
The arrival of the 2020 pandemic, better known as COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus, has changed our lives and our world in more profound ways than any of us could possibly have imagined. And so, like it or not (see below), we are now required to wear a face mask to go almost anywhere. That means you need to carry around a mask at all times. In your purse, in your car, hanging on the rack next to your house keys.
And since face masks need to be washed regularly, and they can easily get lost, you should probably have at least a few on hand. Not only that, but you might even consider having a choice of colors in order to accessorize your face mask with whatever else you are wearing. Yes, that’s the world we now live in.
We aren’t here to talk you into something you don’t need, but it seems like everybody suddenly needs a few masks. And if you’re a bamboo enthusiast like myself, wouldn’t it be nice to have the choice of wearing a mask that suits your preference for softness and sustainability? We’ve certainly had a lot of people asking for them.
How effective are fabric face masks?
According the latest evidence, a well made fabric mask can be as effective or even more effective than an off-the-shelf mask from a pharmacy or medical supply catalog. Researchers at Florida Atlantic University conducted a series of studies with masks and droplets and found that, of the masks they studied, a stitched, double-layered cotton mask was most effective in containing droplets and preventing them from being released and dispersed.
They measured the greatest quantity of droplets escaping through the gap between the nose and the top of the mask. Furthermore, droplets traveled a greater distance out of the cone mask and also escaped from the top edge.
Why bamboo face masks for COVID?
There are a number of features that make bamboo a superior material for face masks in the year 2020. And these face masks in particular have a variety of favorable characteristics.
Our reusable, double-layered bamboo face masks are extremely breathable and comfortable. It can be used as face cover, securely covering the mouth and nose. The high quality mask is made of 95% organic bamboo viscose and 5% spandex blend, and the fabric is dense enough but breathable enough to allow for breathing without restrictions. Green and mustard colored masks use 80% bamboo viscose and 20% rPET (recycled polyethylene plastic).
- We use only premium bamboo viscose fabric, one of the softest and most sustainable natural fibers on the planet. Enjoy our unique design that fits snugly and comfortably. Suitable for almost any activity. Easy to adjust, easy to carry.
- Proudly Made In USA
- Durable: Masks retain their shape and softness even after many washes.
- Pliable: Stretchy and easy to adjust.
- Care Instructions: Machine wash with cold water, tumble dry, mild soap. Avoid high temp drying or hot water to prevent undue shrinkage.
- Size: Length – Top to Bottom – 5.5 ”
- These masks are not anti-viral.
- All sales are final, face masks are not returnable.
Why not wear a face mask?
Maybe you’re opposed to the legal mandate that requires face masks, and maybe you think it’s a violation of your Constitutional rights. I’d be slightly interested to know which clause in the Constitution has been violated, and whether there’s any case law to support this objection. But for the most part, I’m not really interested in having that conversation.
The fact is that the preponderance of health care specialists agree that wearing a face mask can help protect a lot of people from a potentially deadly virus. And if I can reduce the potential harm, for even a few high-risk individuals, by simply wearing a face mask, I can’t see not wearing a mask as anything but an act of selfishness and disrespect.
Again, if you think it’s a violation of your capital-F Freedom, then we can agree to disagree. But one thing is certain, the law now requires people to wear face masks in public. And most businesses have been requiring customers to wear face masks for some months now. So I hate to be the one to tell you this, but whether you like it or not, you’re going to need a mask.
On a brighter note, if you’re concerned about the perpetration of a massive and insidious global brain washing effort, I can tell you that purchasing a mask from Bambu Batu will in no way support Bill Gates, the Deep State, or Dr. Fauci’s secret laboratory Bermuda.
Data on face masks for health and safety
Though the debate between maskers and anti-maskers rages on, the evidence in support of masks as a simple and effective way to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus just keeps growing. Extensive research continues to confirm the benefits of both homemade fabric masks and N-95 surgical masks.
For the most current and credible information concerning the use of face masks for preventing the spread of COVID-19, you can refer to any of the following articles and studies.
- Face masks and physical distancing, in the Lancet journal of medicine
- What we know about face masks, from NPR
- Effectiveness of cloth masks, from the CDC
- Face masks really do matter, from the Wall Street Journal
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