Masks and Face Coverings are Fashion Items
We all know how important it is these days to wear facing coverings. Not only to protect ourselves, but to protect everyone around us and that definitely includes our families.
Currently I would have to say I own at least three face coverings to protect against coronavirus.
One of them is a WFMK logo mask, another is a Detroit Tigers face covering, and the third is a Batman face covering.
According to the Lansing State Journal, close to two thirds of all U.S. adults began wearing masks and face coverings regularly between March and June 2020.
But now when you take a look around, you see all kinds of face coverings, and yes, some of them are considered fashion statements.
"Sarah Williams, a Lansing resident who owns an online business called SarahJean Sews, makes most of her products from repurposed and thrifted materials with unique or interesting patterns." (LSJ)
Williams started making masks back in March. She said they can definitely be used as a fashion statement.
"The mask making market has grown exponentially. Etsy, the online marketplace for crafters, sold 29 million masks produced by 110,000 sellers from April through July." (LSJ)
When I'm out and about on the weekends grocery shopping or heading to Home Depot, I always take a look around to see if people are wearing a standard face covering or something totally different that catches my eye.
When it comes to filtering masks, which is very important these days, most people who are sewing and making masks, have been making them using quilt cotton.
There were a couple of studies recently that compared some of the different cottons, and quilt cotton rated very highly on filtering.