Designer Mask in India

The globe is battling the COVID 19 pandemic, the virus is rampant all over the world. Our life became unfortunate. Nowadays we are roaming through simple and sustainable living. In this emergency situation WHO-recommended precautions and safety guidelines.

The doctors are trying their level best to dispense drugs. There are some rules set by the government that we have to follow to protect our health. Social-distancing, cleaning, and sanitizing is mandatory, but the primary necessity is to wear a MASK while going out. Some experts are advising to wear a mask at home also. As per rules, we have to follow-up for our own safety, and for society too.

What is a mask?

MASK is a small piece of cloth that covers nose and mouth properly, comes with an elastic ear loop for a comfortable fit, or bands tied around over the head to secure. Masks used to prevent infections, pollution, dust allergies of the wearer, or used in the medical professions. Someone who has COVID-19 cough sneezes or while talking, they send tiny droplets with the coronavirus into the air. The mask will help to prevent spreading the virus. It’s better to wear a mask and make this a good practice.

In this crisis period when the masks are out of stock from the market due to heavy consumption. Many fashion designers have come forward to make masks in compliance with government rules and are delivering them to people’s homes at very reasonable prices. Designers like Masaba Gupta had gifted masks for the police officers in appreciation for their selfless service.

What Fabrics are used to make a mask?

Disposable surgical masks are made from non- woven fabrics. However, handmade masks are stitched with soft cotton fabrics. Designers are using different kinds of fabrics such as cotton, fancy material, denim, jute. Fashion designers are trying out to create a stylish mask.

What are the types of masks available in the market?

There are various types of masks that offer different levels of protection. The mask is available for kids, adults, unisex, and customized.

  • Surgical grade N95 mask: N95 mask respirators give the highest level of protection against CoronaVirus, fulfilled by surgical grade masks.  infection, fulfilled by surgical grade masks. However, these masks are costly and limited due to crises, but they are uncomfortable to wear for a long duration. These are washable. So even countries that have required the public to wear face masks have normally suggested such masks should be reserved for health workers or those at, especially at high risk.
  • Disposable surgical mask: The 3-ply structure of the non-woven fabric to offer protection against dust, infection, and germs in the air. People can use this one-time usable mask.
  • Reusable cotton mask: The mask contains 3 layers of cotton or linen fabrics, It is comfortable and reusable. People are using masks universally.
  • Homemade mask: People are making soft cotton fabric masks at DIY and selling them locally to help society.
  • Designer masks: Cloth faces covering to help slow the spread of COVID 19. Many fashion designers, small boutiques, and shops have set aside their work to make masks. It’s a positive initiative in this crisis period as well as generates earning for craftsmanship. Customized masks are available in various shapes and sizes.
  • Handmade mask: Designers are creating a stylish and comfortable mask with all safety measures. They are selling creative masks under their brand name.
  • Quilted masks: The mask is designed in a quilted style. Quilting is a kind of simple running stitch in different lines on a piece of fabric. The pattern shows a Horizontal, Vertical line or in several forms of designs such as checks line, abstract, boxes, etc.
  • Jute mask: The jute is a type of fabric fiber made from jute plants, it is mostly cultivated in India and Bangladesh. Its textures are thick and shiny. Some designers are using this material for masks.
  • Different color and printed fabric mask:  The cotton fabric is used for a mask. The fabric color palettes are soft pastels, bold, vibrant, bright, neon, etc. Any kind of motif such as polka dots, animals, birds, floral, paisley, digital-prints, fusion, Kalamkari, objects, traditional, abstract prints is being used.
  • Inspiration Masks:  It’s a new trend to follow! wear a mask with a little twist. This is a customized mask from a similar dress you wear.

Sharmistha Chatterjee with Inspiration Mask

 

  • Embroidered masks: The threads or sequence, pearls or buttons, laces, or beads used to decorate the mask just to put a new technique on a flat fabric mask. It’s called add on style.
  • Sequence Masks: The mask is stitched with the sequence material, this style is for glitter lovers. The glamourous mask is a new accessory for girls.
  • Bridal masks: Trending in 20/20 the special edition of masks that designers customized according to bridal outfits. Similar raw materials and fabrics are used for stitching.

Bandana and Scarfs

Bandanas and Scarves:

Bandanas and many stylish SCARFS are in demand these days. Bandana is a cylindrical stitch fabric worn as headgear or to cover face and neck. The scarf is a small piece of cloth that girls use to wrap around the neck. All the products are available online.

Masks are available in the medical stores and online. The designer masks are available at shopping sites like Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, and other designer sites also.

Hopefully, the shadow that has fallen on our life will soon be gone, and we will happily live our respective life.

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