Olympus 'Coolmax' mask kit - coming soon!
Hoping to have more available for preorder very soon! Kits will be mailed out first class (UK orders only) as soon as they arrive - anticipated arrival date is 7th - 10th August.
Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. have responded to the demand for cooler masks that are more comfortable to wear in the summer with this kit to make your own masks. The fabric is 'Coolmax' polyester cotton, which is more comfortable to wear in hot weather. Summer temperatures in Japan can exceed 40-degrees Celsius, so staying cool is essential. It may not get so warm in the UK, but now mask wearing is mandatory in shops in England soon as well as in Scotland, we are having to think about summer masks. Coolmax is used a lot for summer and tropical outdoor wear. I have worn it a lot for summer hiking, although this will be my first time to try it as a mask fabric
The pattern supplied with the kit is for an easy two layer mask in three sizes - L and M (adult sizes) and S (for kids) - and will make up three of L and M or four of S size. The design can be adapted to add a PM2.5 disposable filter between the layers, by leaving a gap in the top edge.
Kit contains - mask pattern, fabric, elastic and embroidery thread (handy to add an initial or logo for family masks).
Instructions are in Japanese, but are pictorial and easy to follow.