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Why does my mask smell?

Why does my mask smell?

 My mask smells, why?

“I get this question a lot from my patients, and it’s definitely an important one. My response is: How long have you been using the face mask?” says Darien Sutton, MD, an emergency physician at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.
The reason he asks is because an “off” smell is a telltale sign that it’s time to toss a disposable mask, or wash a reusable one.  Particularly the cotton and linen that...


Are Your Masks Breathable?

Are Your Masks Breathable?

Are the masks breathable?  How can you tell?  I get this question a lot.  I always start with a definition.  Breathability for Masks – Breath-a-ble – defn: (of the air) fit or pleasant to breathe.

There are two main things that can impact breathability – that is the fit and the material.

First a gentle reminder - You wear a mask to protect others.  Others wear a mask to protect you.

You do want to be able to breathe when you are wearing a mask.  However, you do not want it so poorly fitted or not the best material so the mask really is not protecting anyone.


Lessons Learned in our Second month with BYOM

Lessons Learned in our Second month with BYOM

We are close to our full second month with our BYOM family project. We continue to learn many things from the challenges of PR to sourcing materials.

We have create a top 10 list of things that makes us feel a little grown up as a company.

1. We have a new sticker label printer to help making prepare the packages more efficient. This has been life changing.
2. We are currently working with 10 artists on mask fundraisers.
3. We are now...


#BlackVoicesHeard - How can we help?

#BlackVoicesHeard - How can we help?

What you can do to help!

What are the top 10 things our family learned in our first month of business

What are the top 10 things our family learned in our first month of business

We are almost at the 1 month mark and boy how far we have come!  We thought we would share our top 10 things we have learned over the last month.