“Independent Which? lab tests reveal which face coverings are best for superior filtration, breathability and comfort “, and Bags of Ethics Great British Designer Face Coverings come out on top. This is a great achievement for us, and shows that face coverings can be both positive for the planet whilst being protective against the Coronavirus.
Here is what Which? Had to say:
“Which? score: 80% For something a little more colourful, these tightly woven cotton sateen pleated masks come in a pack of three, with one striking design each from Halpern, Mulberry and Raeburn. They did well when filtering particles – managing 72% of particles on the first test, 73% after five washes – while also being some of the most breathable we looked at. The trade-off is that they are double-layered, not triple. A nose wire allows you to create a snug fit, but the elastic ear loops are the attach-and-adjust variety – like a bra strap – and can be a bit fiddly to get right. You get two protective cloth pouches in the pack to store your used mask in while out and about before washing it, which is handy. The manufacturer says the masks are good for 50 uses before recycling, so a pack of three will last around five months. Profits from the sale of these face coverings go to charity.
Sustainable and practical
Our face coverings are designed by British and European scientists to be as protective and effective as they possibly can be. Whilst being practical and protective, one of the most important features of our face masks are that they are ethically and sustainably made. We want to protect our planet from harmful single-use plastic, and our masks offer a great alternative to single-use surgical masks. They are also manufactured using sustainable manufacturing practices that try and have as little effect on the planet as possible, and are handmade by a 90% female workforce in India. We are so proud that our efforts have been recognised by such an internationally renowned accreditation, and it just goes to show that it is possible to make products that are both practical, affordable and sustainable.
Get your face coverings from BOE here – https://bagsofethics.org/.
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