With the introduction of social distancing due to COVID-19, wearing face masks have become a way of life. Many have started sewing their own face coverings as masks became scarce and if you had to wear them for long periods of time, comfort became a big factor but they still needed to be functional.
An Oakland-based company, Bilio, has taken a strategic approach to its knit-to-fit face masks designed for long term use. Facial sizing data informs the ergonomic design that “hugs your smile,” while an embedded copper nose crimp for a superior fit, in addition to an interwoven anti-microbial silver yarn by X-STATIC, threaded into recycled polyester, inhibit and eliminate bacteria.
It’s washable, reusable, and currently available in two style, the Koala (without filters), and the Kangaroo, with a pouch for replaceable filter inserts. Both masks come from recycled materials.
Bilio’s masks also come in a resealable, food-grade airtight pouch for storage.