As NCR slowly reopens, there are several other safety measures that we need to take note of before we step out of our homes. One of which is the mandatory use of face masks when in public. Following this, most, if not all, establishments now impose a "No Mask, No Entry" policy.
While there are surgical and N95 masks available in the market, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends to reserve such for healthcare workers and other medical first responders. Thus, the agency is suggesting other individuals to wear a cloth face mask instead.
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Cloth masks don’t guarantee protection from the virus, but it is still an additional preventive measure in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with the regular washing of hands with soap and water.
Because the demand for masks is growing, many fashion brands and designers are quickly helping by making their own. The best thing about this—these labels are using their scrap cloths to make masks! Talk about sustainability!
If you’re overwhelmed with the options out there (there's tie dye, jacquard, Inabel fabric), check out our round-up of local fashion brands and designers and their fab face masks. They say fashion is a way of self-expression, and if it means by wearing the most stylish mask, then why not?
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Banner image courtesy of Rafi Kimono. Photos from brands.