Fashionizer Spa diverts resources to make face masks for the general public
Luxury spa uniform designer is utilizing its specialist sustainable spa fabric to create washable face masks.
Fashionizer Spa supplies uniforms to luxury spas around the world, however, with the world of luxury on shutdown, the Fashionizer team have been keen to use their resources and expertise in order to make a small difference.
The Fashionizer Spa Team have been very busy in the past week, developing prototypes and sourcing components for a washable fabric face mask. With surgical face masks rightly being prioritized for medical and health care professionals, the general public is looking for a way to have some protection and prevent face touching with hands, without jeopardizing the supply for healthcare workers.
All printed masks are made with two layers of fabric and one layer of interlining. Fabric is either 100% cotton or CPF, (Cotton Performance Fabric), an exclusive fabric which is normally used to keep therapists cool and fresh in warm spa environments. CPF is a unique blend of organic cotton, polyester and Lycra®, making it breathable, hypo-allergenic, and above all comfortable and suitable for anyone taking their daily walk or shopping.
Fashionizer Spa’s high-quality fabric face masks will be offered in a variety of designs and colours for both men and women. Some will be made in simple practical colors and others in striped or floral designs that will inject some personality into wearing a mask. While these fabric face masks do not offer the benefits of surgical masks, they are sustainable, attractive, and comfortable to wear, as opposed to the itchy disposable paper ones, which are also increasingly hard to source. The masks are washable at 60°C/140°F.
Fashionizer Spa founder and owner, Debbie Leon, added, “In the light of this unprecedented threat to lives and livelihoods, we have looked at a way to focus on the positive, preserve jobs and assist the situation using our expertise and resources. We are making our masks as fast as we can, and the first batch will be available this week. This morning, Austria announced that anyone going into a supermarket will need to wear a face mask, a change to policy that may well follow in other European Countries, emulating behaviours in Asia. Our masks are the perfect solution for this scenario. ”
Lisa Barden, Group Director of Spa & Wellness at the Arora Group, says, “Congratulations on responding to our current challenge with an opportunity to protect business and humanity alike.”
Fashionizer Spa is emphasizing that its masks are NOT medical devices. Cloth masks are however, according to testing by the Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health Inc. better than no protection at all. Their main purpose being to prevent the touching of noses and mouths, whilst shopping or walking outside which is a critical method of virus transmission.
The masks should be put on and taken off carefully, to avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes. In addition, it is crucial to thoroughly wash your hands for 20 seconds before taking the masks on and off and again after taking it off. Wearing a fabric face mask does not negate any other hygiene advice from the government: people still must wash their hands frequently for 20 seconds.
The face masks will be available to order online from the Fashionizer Spa website, with prices starting at £14.00 per mask. For larger orders over 50 masks, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fashionizer Spa team wishes you good health, stay safe and try to keep positive!