With some local governments still urging the use of masks in public, face coverings are part of the new normal and probably will continue to be for a while. Even after the pandemic begins to wane, it’s possible to envision a world where facial coverings are used as a long-lasting precautionary measure. One thing is certain though, because masks now play a vital role in our public life, our standards for personal protective equipment have changed.
From technical engineers testing walkie-talkie mask prototypes, to bridal fashion designers expanding their ceremony designs to include face coverings, the mask industry has been propelled into innovation, and rightfully so. There is a growing need for masks that not only function as protective gear in our everyday routines but integrate into our lives seamlessly without compromising personal convenience, safety, or self-expression.