INP Protective Mask
A NOTE FROM OUR INPHORM FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR:
In the past few weeks, we’ve all heard stories about people getting out their sewing machines to help make masks and donate them to the medical communities around the country. Their efforts have been inspiring and remind us that Americans will always come together to help each other in a time of need.
Since the outbreak was acknowledged as a pandemic, our team has been busy researching and developing reusable protective face masks, not only for our inPhorm community but, hopefully, for many others. It is our way of giving back.
We are taking a very low margin on the mask, and that will go towards investing in more masks so we can offer them to more people. And we are offering discounts to the medical community.
The masks, when used with proper preventive measures, can limit the spread of respiratory diseases. When worn with a “Medical Protective Filter,” the mask can be 95% effective.
[NOTE] We are working on getting all the proper documents so that we can export “Medical Protective Filters” from our facility in Thailand. In addition, we are also applying for FDA approval so that people working in the medical community can access our masks.
inPhorm masks are made with two layers that are adjudged to be significantly effective, and a filter pocket for the medical protective filter that can be inserted between the layers to increase its effectiveness.
The outer layer is made from tightly knitted sustainable hydrophobic cotton fabric that meets the international water-repellency test of up to 20 washes. The inner layer, which has a soft feel to the face, is made from eco-forward sustainable bamboo fabric with an antibacterial finish.
With its three-dimensional contour shape and stretch bands around the ear, the mask molds to the face as a filter against airborne particles and droplets.
The masks are made in a sanitized facility. Each mask is decontaminated with heat at a temperature reaching 80 degrees Celsius (176 degrees Fahrenheit) prior to packaging. Most viruses cannot sustain a temperature above 70 degrees Celsius.
Let’s all stay safe, listen to the medical authorities, and come through this together. It will end — and we might even be out on the tennis courts this summer!