During the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems new studies and advice come out every day about which material is the best for cloth face masks. Many face masks are made from cotton, but a recent study shows that silk is a better choice.
Why Silk is the Best Fabric for Face Masks
One of the most important qualities of silk in a face mask is that it is a light, breathable material. This means that breath filters through the fabric instead of going around the edges of the mask, making the mask more effective and breathing easier.
Silk also doesn't absorb moisture. This keeps the mask comfortable, especially in hot summer days. This also makes the mask more protective as it prevents airborne water particles from passing through the mask while you inhale or exhale.
Watch our review with Doctor Sébastien Préville-Ratelle on what you need to know to choose a washable and breathable face mask.
You can read more about the benefits of combining silk and cotton in face masks here. And be sure to read our interview with Quebec Doctor Sébastien Préville-Ratelle here.
Breathable Silk Face Masks Made in Quebec
Buy a breathable silk face mask here. They are 100% made in Quebec, from the seamstresses who sew them to the artists who artworks are incorporated.
The artworks are made by Quebec artists who are member of Les Impatients. Les Impatients organizes art classes as a form of therapeutic program for those with a diagnosed mental health issues. 10% of all proceeds made from the sale of the masks are donated to Les Impatients so that they can continue to support these local Quebec artists.
The masks are sewn by local Quebec seamstresses who are a part of the Nathon Kong Angel Network. The Angel network allows seamstresses to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic for as many hours as they would like.
When you wear Nathon Kong, you support mental health awareness and local artisanry.
Why Mulberry Silk and Premium cotton combined are the best filtering fabrics for a reusable face mask.
Read about the importance of having a face mask that is breathable and what are the best fabrics to use for a breathable face mask.
Read pulmonology specialist Dr. Sébatien Préville-Ratelle's advice on face masks for COVID-19 and read his review of Nathon Kong silk face mask.
Learn about the Angels who sew Nathon Kong's silk face masks and about how you can join our Angel Network.
Recommendations of the best filters to use with Nathon Kong's reusable silk face mask.