Benefit of Double Masking with Batik Fabric Face mask

27 May 2021

Double masking has recently been validated by CDC and Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s leading infectious disease expert. It can help filter more particles than a single cloth mask alone.

The Ministry of Health of Malaysia recently shared the effectiveness of double masking and why members of the public should familiarize with this new practice, especially those living in high-risk areas.

Wearing two masks could make it more difficult to breath, but double masking (with a surgical and cloth mask) is generally well tolerated and doesn’t reduce oxygen supply.

Ministry of Healthy Malaysia, (MOH) shared the CDC’s research on the subject, which said that double-masking would substantially reduce exposure to Covid-19.

The CDC recommended double-masking by using a surgical mask on the inside and a cloth mask on the outside.

 CDC conducted experiments to assess two ways of improving the fit of medical procedure masks: fitting a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask, and knotting the ear loops of a medical procedure mask and then tucking in and flattening the extra material close to the face. Each modification substantially improved source control and reduced wearer exposure. Wear a disposable mask underneath a cloth mask. The cloth mask should push the edges of the disposable mask against your face.

According to research, double masking blocks 85.4% of the virus compared to a single disposable mask which is only 56.1%.

According to Healthline article, in recent months, several variants of the new coronavirus have emerged throughout the world. Some of these variants can spread more easily between individuals. One variant you may have heard of is B.1.1.7, the “United Kingdom variant.” Public health officials in the United Kingdom have reported that B.1.1.7 is about 50 percent more transmissible. The rise of more transmissible variants means that taking good preventative measures is even more important than ever. Given its effectiveness, double masking can be an important tool in preventing the spread of these variants.

Read more on ‘Should You be Double Masking’ here.

In support to encourage double masking, we are reducing the prices of our Special hand drawn Batik facemask for RM 20 only now. We have various of designs such as Special (hand drawn), Premium pastel and Classics.

All our facemasks are:
Each of them were hand drawn by artists using canting and brush.
It has 3 layers protection. The first layer is authentic Malaysian hand drawn batik on cotton fabric.
The center layer is Non-Woven fabric which is water repellent and prevent droplets from penetrating our mouth and nose.
The skin layer is cotton material which is for easy breathing and comfort wearing.
 Extra pocket for additional filter to add in!

Get your reusable cloth Batik face mask HERE now!