Federal health officials have now recommended that we cover our faces with MASKS during the coronavirus pandemic. But what material offers the most protection?

According to the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention while a simple face covering can reduce the spread of corona virus by blocking outgoing germs from coughs or sneezes of an infected person.  However,  there is variation in how much homemade masks might protect the wearer from incoming germs, depending on the fit and quality of the material used.
The biggest challenge is finding a fabric that is tightly woven to protect you from respiratory droplets, but breathable enough to comfortably wear outdoors. 
Here is where our all natural Luminology Technology ® fabric  and our masks may come to the rescue! Whether you order our fabrics to make your own masks or purchase our designer masks, we promise you a high quality product.
 While our fabrics have not been officially tested against the Corona Virus  (just like any other fabric), they have been tested against bacteria and proven to prohibit the growth of bacteria in a lab setting. Also designed to keep the sun light out, the fabrics are all tightly woven, allowing for a more protective shield than a simple cotton fabric which does little to block sun rays or other air pollutants.  
Luminology Technology ® was originally designed to create sun protective clothing which block 98% of UVA/UVB from penetrating the fabric.This functionality is attained by infusing the yarn of the fabric with a plant oil which gives it all its properties without ever being treated with chemicals. 
Luminology Technology ® fabrics are naturally:

⁃ Antimicrobial
- Moisture impermeable
⁃ Temperature regulating
⁃ Soft and light weight
⁃ Breathable
⁃ UPF 50 +
⁃ Quick drying
⁃ Fade resistant
⁃ Machine washable 

These functional qualities make Luminology Technology ®  fabric the ideal fabric for making masks that are not only protective but also comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time and which last wash after wash! Our fabrics come in a variety of colors and signature prints. View fabrics by  clicking here.


Where can the public buy Masks? 

You may purchase your masks on the shop section of our website.

For every mask purchased, one will be donated to a front line worker in need. If you are a front line worker/organization in need email us a picture of your medical Id/badge and your shipping address and we will ship you a complimentary mask.  Email all inquiries to Info@luminora.com

 

Where can Wholesalers or Organizations purchase masks in bulk? 

We are currently taking bulk pre-orders for our protective face mask (minimum 200). We can also brand the masks with your own logo. Current lead time 2-3 weeks.  Place your orders here

 

 

Can I create my own mask?

 Yes!  Many states impacted by Covid-19 have started urging everyone to start to wear face masks when in public. Unfortunately, due to the shortage in medical supplies, specifically medical masks, all non-healthcare workers are advised to either purchase or create homemade protective masks. We thought it would be most helpful to provide directions for creating your own mask, regardless of your ability to sew or lack of materials.

Sewn Cloth Face Covering

Click for video instruction

Materials Needed

  • Two 10”x6” rectangles of fabric
  • Two 6” pieces of elastic (or rubber bands, string, cloth strips, or hair ties)
  • Needle and thread (or bobby pin)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine


Tutorial

  1. Cut out two 10-by-6-inch rectangles of fabric. Use tightly woven fabrics (Luminology Technology). Stack the two rectangles; you will sew the mask as if it was a single piece of fabric.
  2. Fold over the long sides ¼ inch and hem. Then fold the double layer of fabric over ½ inch along the short sides and stitch down.
  3. Run a 6-inch length of 1/8-inch wide elastic through the wider hem on each side of the mask. These will be the ear loops. Use a large needle or a bobby pin to thread it through. Tie the ends tight. Don’t have elastic? Use hair ties or elastic head bands. If you only have string, you can make the ties longer and tie the mask behind your head.
  4. Gently pull on the elastic so that the knots are tucked inside the hem. Gather the sides of the mask on the elastic and adjust so the mask fits your face. Then securely stitch the elastic in place to keep it from slipping.

 

Quick Cut T-shirt Face Covering (no-sew method)

Click for video instruction

Materials

  • Tightly woven fabric
  • Scissors

Bandana Face Covering (no-sew method)

Click for video instruction

Materials

  • Fabric (approximately 20”x20”)
  • Coffee filter
  • Rubber bands (or hair ties)
  • Scissors (if you are cutting your own cloth)

Disclaimer

We do not claim that our Luminology Technology fabrics completely protect or prevent you from contracting or transmitting COVID-19, other viruses or bacterias. The use of our fabrics (or masks ) are only barriers to confine droplets from sneezing or coughing. Our fabrics/masks only act as a barrier between you and the outside world. This is a great way to protect your mouth and face from any external hazards such as smoke, dust, ash, pollen, allergy, germs, fog and haze and vehicle exhaust. As with all health decisions, please consult with your trusted medical professional to determine whether our fabrics/masks are compatible to your personal medical needs. We make no medical claims with regard to the usage of our fabrics or masks.

Click to read information from the CDC about barriers for prevention.

  • No products in the cart.
Free Shipping on all orders of $50+ on Protective Face Masks
Got it!
x