COVID-19: Neem-infused and silver grid masks to enter the market


With COVID-19 set to be round for some extra time, masks may grow to be a part of the wellness vary of merchandise, in addition to the style trade, stated entrepreneurs and a model marketing consultant.

In the hosiery city of Tiruppur, a number of textile models have began making masks to cater to the growing demand in addition to the future export potential for world manufacturers.

“I see it become a part of lifestyle,” Uma Prajapati, 50, an entrepreneur-cum-social activist, who constructed garment firm Upasana Design Studio in Auroville in Tamil Nadu advised IANS.

Upasana has launched reusable therapeutic masks made from natural cotton cloth as part of its Therapeutic Clothing line. Prajapati stated Upasana has launched neem-infused masks and silver grid masks.

“Neem is well known for its detoxifying, anti-allergenic and calming properties. While neem’s natural dye gives the mask’s organic hand-woven cotton its characteristic yellow colour, it also carries this amazing plant’s ayurvedic properties right into the mask’s fabric,” Prajapati stated.

She stated since historic occasions, silver has been used as an anti-pathogenic, cleaning and energising agent.

According to her, the masks made with a particular textile woven with a grid of silver thread creates an lively safety discipline round the wearer’s head. Through its air-ionizing motion, the grid additionally reinforces the immune system by eliminating the optimistic cost of dangerous free radicals in the air we breathe.

A style assertion

On the different hand, Ami Sata, founder, Amouve Bedding Private Ltd, appears at the masks made from natural cotton cloth changing into a style accent.

Amouve Bedding is into natural tub towels and bedding merchandise (pillow covers, mattress sheets and others) and has donated by way of city-based Agni Foundation 3,000 three-layered face masks made from natural cotton.

“We have the fabric and there was demand. The good thing about these masks is that unlike any non-woven or poly ones, they are free of any toxins and safe to breathe in. They are reusable,” Sata stated.

The firm has additionally supplied care packages to a number of each day wage employees who’re struggling throughout the lockdown interval.

Sata stated the demand for masks will likely be there even after the lockdown is lifted and when individuals begin going to workplace and different locations. Sata stated in the coming days malls could not entice footfalls as earlier than and on-line gross sales will improve.

According to her, the firm will quickly launch decrease priced merchandise underneath a sub-brand — Fu Casa — and additionally get into child bedding merchandise.

Concurring with the view that masks would grow to be a style accent, model knowledgeable Harish Bijoor advised IANS: “In the beginning, the demand for masks will be by force/compulsion. Going forward, while the focus on protection will continue to be there, masks will turn fashionable.” He stated it is going to be the pattern globally.

“Many textile units in Tiruppur have started making masks targeting different segments in the domestic market. They are also looking at export markets,” Bijoor stated

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