Keneea's Mission: Not Your Average Face MaskTuesday, March 24, 2020
“Full disclosure, shares fashion designer Keneea Linton-George. “They are not medical masks and pose no direct defence against COVID-19!”
What they are, however, are face masks, made of neoprene fabric (think: scuba diving material) which is a water-resistant double-ply knit fabric with foam webbing between two layers complete with adjustable straps that might give you a better chance of keeping your hands out of your face, for facilitating sneezes and coughs, you certainly won't have people diving for cover; and for keeping others at a respectable distance.
The masks are undoubtedly fashionable but can be made more functional by adding N-95 grade insert to protect against airborne viruses.
Plus, with a shortage of masks for our front-line medical personnel we're delighted that one local designer has followed the lead of global brands and presented an opportunity for the local manufacturing industry.
Editor's Note: Masks are to be washed as regularly as your hands and face.
Photos: Mykal Cushnie
Model: Kellon Williams
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