Clothing The Gap Face Masks - where they are made and how to use it

Clothing The Gap Face Masks - where they are made and how to use it

With the increasing of Victorian restrictions moving to include mandatory face masks for the general public and the ever-changing nature of COVID-19 across Australia, we are all experiencing strange and tough times right now. At Clothing The Gap, we’re right here with you!

For now, it doesn’t look like the requirement to wear a mask in public is going anywhere any time soon. We wanted to create a mask that speaks to your values and keeps you looking fresh with any outfit with the reversible 2 in 1 design giving you two looks for the price of one.

We're committed to avoiding single use masks (unless required of course!) to ensure we're doing our bit to care for country by keeping as many masks out of landfill as possible.

These masks are designed by Gunditjmara artist, Laura Thompson. Laura loves creating wearable artwork that celebrates and increases visibility of Aboriginal culture and people every day. For the mask artwork, Laura chose to create a design that was subtle and wearable to match every outfit, every day.

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Where is my mask made?

We're proud that this mask is created from the initial idea to a finished packaged product within a 25km radius. This process begins and is managed by an Aboriginal owned and led social enterprise working alongside local manufacturing industries, with locally sourced fabric and recyclable materials. 

This means that you can wear your mask with pride knowing that your choice to make your mask purchase from Clothing The Gap goes a long way in supporting Aboriginal business, the local economy and the environment.

 

We love the journey our face masks go through before they reach you! 

Let's start at the very beginning...

Clothing The Gap, an Aboriginal owned and led social enterprise with Supply Nation Certification and Ethical Clothing Australia accreditation, design the Face Masks in Preston on Wurundjeri Country.

The masks are then brought to life by textile specialists with locally sourced materials in Thomastown, just 8 kilometres down the road from where they were first envisioned.

 

From there, the mask is packaged by the Clothing The Gap team in to a 100% recyclable, resealable bag that is manufactured in Box Hill so that you can continue to store your mask safely when not in use.

The Clothing The Gap team then manage the pick and pack distribution process to ensure your mask makes it to your front door as quick as possible.

We strongly believe in supporting local textile and manufacturing industries, especially in the current economy. We are proud that these masks are 100% MELBOURNE made, keeping you and your family safe while supporting our local industry and garment workers.  

How to use your Clothing The Gap Face Mask

Our masks are designed to act as a barrier to assist in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 when used along with other measures (such as physical distancing, good hygiene, avoiding touching your face and staying home) to protect yourself and those around you.      

When it comes to your face mask, we recommend that you use it, remove it, wash it and reuse it. Just as a reminder, when it comes to the double sided design, it doesn't mean you can wear it on both sides before washing it. Use on one side, wash and then choose which side suits your look for the day! 

How to put on your mask:

  • Wash your hands well with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Pick up your masks by the elastic ear loops.
  • Cover your mouth, nose and chin with the mask and secure the elastic loops over your ears.
  • Adjust your mask to fit well.
  • Avoid touching your mask once it is on.
  • Change once dirty or wet.

How to take off your mask:

  • Wash your hands well with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Remove mask by the straps behind your ears without touching the front of the mask
  • Pull the mask away from your face as you remove it.
  • Store the dirty mask in a clean resealable bag until you can wash it.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Wash your mask as soon as possible.

Let’s face it, the supermarket is the only place we ‘go out’ these days so let your mask do the talking for you when your smile can’t!

 Please note: these masks are not for medical PPE use and have been created for general public use only. 


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