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Karlowsky: Fashion specialist helps with face masks

Redaktion PSI Journal

Published on 02.04.2020

Renowned for its clothing collections for gastronomy and the hotel industry, Karlowsky Fashion GmbH is using its many years of experience in textile production to make its own contribution towards overcoming the current corona crisis. The owner-managed family company is changing its production and making face masks for everyday use. The high-quality, reusable masks consist of a 2-layer fabric and are washable at 95°. Thanks to the adaptable ties, the masks are also designed for all head shapes and, thanks to their optimal fit, are ideally suited for everyday use. When used correctly, the face masks act as a physical barrier to ensure that fewer droplets of saliva are released into the environment, thus reducing the risk of infection for others. The mask can also prevent the wearer becoming infected if he unconsciously touches his mouth and nose with contaminated fingers. Nevertheless, it should be mentioned that the masks are not medically or otherwise tested or certified. Only so-called respiratory protection masks which comply with the FFP2 or FFP3 standard should be used in intensive care or when dealing with corona-infected people because only these masks have an integrated filter or valve system that can reliably protect the wearer from infection through pathogens. Nonetheless, face masks can help slow the spread of the virus provided many people wear them in everyday life and wash them every day. They serve as an initial prevention in everyday dealings with other people provided, of course, that the necessary hygiene guidelines such as keeping a distance of 2 metres, coughing and sneezing into the crook of the arm and regular, thorough hand washing. More details are available at: