Health and Safety
Reusable face masks for food industry
By Bakers Journal
Mirvik Uniforms & Merch of Montreal has launched a reusable face mask made using a liquid-repelling, premium twill fabric that prevents penetration of splashed droplets.
The mask is made with the same innovative technology as the company’s chef’s uniform.
“Seeing all the disposable masks and gloves filling up our landfills brought a clear need and awareness for reusable washable masks,” says Victoria Kelechian, partner and chief product officer at Mirvik. “We didn’t want to make just any face mask. Our goal was to make the ultimate go-to option that has it all.”
Along with the water-repellent, twill-fabric technology, every mask has eight layers, three of fabric and five of filters. The PM 2.5 filters are made with activated carbon and last up to five days. There is an exhale valve to allow for easy breathing and adjustable ear loops for comfort and fit.
The Canadian designed and tested masks are made at the company’s plant is in Montreal. They come in reusable, Ziplock-style packaging to ensure minimal contact during shipping and handling, and include information for proper wear and care. Colours include neutral tones of black, grey and a bright blue.
The masks and replaceable filters are available at wholesale pricing and also for retailers to purchase and carry for their customers.
For large orders, Mirvik is able to create custom masks allowing companies to integrate their brand’s colours and patterns.
Mirvik supplies uniforms to restaurants, hotels, airlines and establishments in the hospitality and retail industries.