We’ve come a long way since August 28, 1963, when Martin Luther King Jr. declared “I have a dream!” Progress has been made in the 57 plus years since, but MLK Day is an ongoing reminder to continue working towards that goal: a world without prejudice.
Neck gaiters have long been used by backpackers, cyclists, runners, and travelers as a multipurpose tool to protect your face and neck. But now that wearing a face mask has become the norm, neck gaiters have gained even more popularity with the general population as a convenient, comfortable alternative to surgical and cloth masks.
Let's talk about what it takes for a face mask to be effective. Is it the material? Is it the fit? Is it the construction? The answer is yes, yes, and yes. But what material and how should it fit and how should it be constructed? In this post, we're going to explain these three features that make a reusable face mask effective in protecting those around you and yourself.
While wearing a mask everywhere we go is becoming more normal, there are still questions that arise with new situations. Should I wear a mask to walk my dog? To go to an outdoor event? To exercise? Especially with exercise, there are several factors to consider when deciding if wearing a face covering is warranted, or desirable.
Wearing a mask is an essential part of maintaining public health and stopping the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). There's plenty of tutorials that explain how to make a mask at home. But it leaves you asking questions like, "What material should I use to make a mask?" Or "Can I just use an old t-shirt?"