The eco-friendly two-layer kids’ masks feature a unique rainbow design.
As masks have now been made obligatory in many countries, new company MasksForAll has been launched by Barcelona-based toy designer, Amy Holden, who struggled to buy face masks suitable for her children. Seeking an eco-friendly option that didn’t use up valuable PPE, which is vitally needed in hospitals, Amy has set up production of reusable, sustainable masks locally, just outside Barcelona. The masks have two layers, allowing a filter to be inserted, and a curved shape which reduces gaping over the nose. The 100% organic cotton lining has been tested to offer more than 94% filtration capacity.
In order to celebrate the solidarity and optimism shown by children during the pandemic, the company asked them to send photos of rainbow artwork, so that a unique fabric could be created and used in the manufacture of the masks.
Amy commented: “The lockdown has been a momentous event in the lives of children. We wanted to create something we could keep forever to remember this exceptional time, and that recognises the part children have played in reducing the spread of the virus. Rainbow paintings on windows and balconies were a way for children to connect and share a positive message with each other from their own home. Now, as they begin to go out into the world again, we want them to see their rainbows on other children and to realise that we are all in this together.”
MasksForAll makes an extra mask for every three sold, to donate to local charities and good causes. The company has already donated over 500 masks. The masks are available from MasksForAll’s online shop, or can be supplied to retail; for enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.