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Given the craziness of dealing with a global pandemic, face masks are the staple item of the moment. So, when it comes to choosing a face mask, what's the best choice? Is it eco-friendly? Is it breathable? Is it hypoallergenic? One fabric that ticks all of those boxes is a cellulose material called cupro.
Why cupro face masks?
More than ever the environment is in a fragile state and wearing single-use face masks is potentially one of the most harmful practices we are doing currently. The planet is overflowing with pandemic plastic. The streets and beaches are littered with blue surgical masks and gloves.
Cupro face masks are a great alternative to single-use masks since they are reusable and extremely durable. What's more, cupro is stretch-resistant which makes it a great option for face coverings. Cupro is also 100% biodegradable. The great thing about cupro face masks is that they drape and wrap easily around the face, which makes it a comfortable choice. Cupro is an organic fabric that is highly breathable. It's also waterproof so you don't need any additional filters. Cupro can be washed up to 60 degrees, it's also tumble-dry friendly, although it dries pretty quickly naturally. It can also be ironed which is always a risky feat with real silk.
What is cupro?
Cupro came from Japan way back in the 1800s. It's a regenerated cellulose fabric made from recycled cotton linter. Linter fibers are a by-product of cotton production and are usually thrown away. However, cupro is produced by dissolving these linter fibers into a solution of copper oxide which is then spun into new smooth fibers.
As far as reusable face masks go, cupro is definitely a top contender. Not only is the production of cupro eco-friendly, since it uses the waste products of cotton production, but it is also perfect for people with allergies.