Masking against viruses! I wear a mask - for you!

If everyone understands that wearing masks in public places mainly protects risk groups, the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 can be slowed down.

With our campaign "Masking against viruses" and our products we want to make the wearing of masks an everyday occurrence.

Let us dare to wear masks, as many people in other countries have done for decades as a matter of course. Out of respect and sense of responsibility towards our fellow human beings.


Why do we suddenly offer protective masks?

Our European cap producer already informed us in mid-January that after the first reports of the corona crisis in China, he received inquiries whether he could produce knitted protective masks.

Not only now do we feel it is super important to wear masks as protection against others. For us it is clear that if we as a society consider this symbol of protection as an everyday occurrence, we will be able to slow down, prevent and help protect all of us in the future. And yes - we sell these masks - because we believe that masks should become commonplace during the flu season and because not everyone wants to or can sew a mask.

Our mask made of bamboo yarn is no better or more effective than other masks without protection class, it only has the advantage that in everyday use it encourages looking and understanding, looks good and can be washed up to 40 times. Our yarn is coated with silver ions, which is already used in the textile industry for various antibacterial applications. As with ordinary paper masks or even homemade masks, there is no higher virus or bacteria protection. But in these times it is important to reduce the risk of being directly coughned on or angnified, or simply to increase the barrier to the mucous membranes by masks of any kind. All these virus repellent masks are URGENT needed in clinics and health care facilities.

So wear masks like ours or sew your own masks!



Why we mask ourselves against viruses:

  1. Corona and other viruses are transmitted from person to person in close contact. The main transmission path seems to be droplet infection.
  2. We can reduce this risk by masking ourselves against the viruses.
  3. Asians wonder why we don't use this simple means universally.
  4. A mask protects not only myself, but above all the others with whom we come into contact. Not only in the current corona epidemic, but especially for all the time after it, we must ensure that wearing a mask in our society does not make you an outsider and stigmatize you. Wearing masks, disinfecting and washing hands must be considered necessary and normal in our globalised world. We thereby ALWAYS protect the weakest and sickest in our society. Because let's be honest, even in a "normal" flu season we could prevent many serious and deadly courses of disease in Germany alone and relieve our health system by our actions.
  5. Medical masks belong in medicine and care.
  6. Virologists recommend wearing masks in public.
  7. Other countries have recognised that it inhibits the spread of many viral diseases. Currently, several European countries have made the wearing of masks in public compulsory.
  8. Masks protect others from me above all. If I have a virus inside of me, but do not feel and show any symptoms and therefore do not notice anything myself, I can still be contagious.
  9. Fabrics made of cotton such as T-shirts filter about 70% of infectious particles and even very small viruses. Our bamboo masks with silver ions offer an even higher barrier for viruses, bacteria and other environmental influences. Silver ions are also effective against odours, which also makes our masks comfortable to wear for longer periods of time.
  10. Our masks not only keep environmental influences outside and your own "ejections" inside. They are also super handy for outdoor sports when it is a bit colder, because my own breath is warmed up and therefore no cold air gets into the bronchi and lungs.


For further Information read this article in FOCUS Magazine:

Virologist Christian Drosten says that the following applies in principle: "The closer a mask is to an infected person, the safer it is. Conversely, this also means that a mask does not so much protect the wearer from his surroundings as it does the surroundings from him.

Wearing masks? Yes, but only masks that are not used in hospitals.

Nevertheless, according to Christian Drosten, it is not completely impossible that masks can also protect the wearer himself to a certain extent, he speaks of a "suggestive evidence". In general, he says, it is not a mistake to wear a mask in public. On a personal level, this is even a "good consideration and even better gesture" to sensitize one's surroundings and show respect.

But, as Drosten repeatedly emphasizes, the wearing of masks "must not under any circumstances jeopardize hospital care". The solution is to wear a mask that is definitely not used in hospitals. For example, a homemade one or one uses scarves made of fabric as a mouthguard that is pulled in front of the respiratory tract.

Above all, it is important to know that fabric masks are reusable, drying in an oven at 70 degrees or washing at 60 degrees kills bacteria and viruses.