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FlyingHandbag Thu 30-Jul-20 17:12:14

Hi all,
A relative sent me a picture of her lovely mask and said she got it from a website called Boohoo. I have been looking for a nice mask so I have bought two. I have never required one as I haven't been to any shops, but I would like to start to go to shops.

I thought I would share with you all in case anyone is looking for masks. X

FlyingHandbag Thu 30-Jul-20 17:15:23

I have never tried anything from Boohoo, so I will update when they arrive to tell you all of the quality. X

B9exchange Thu 30-Jul-20 17:16:55

Wasn't Boohoo the factory in Leicester where conditions for workers were so bad they were spreading Covid-19 like wildfire?

Huge range and variety available online now, or you can make your own easily enough.

FlyingHandbag Thu 30-Jul-20 17:20:07

B9exchange

Wasn't Boohoo the factory in Leicester where conditions for workers were so bad they were spreading Covid-19 like wildfire?

Huge range and variety available online now, or you can make your own easily enough.

Oh I didn't know that about the factory! I had never really looked at or paid much attention to Boohoo, but it was recommended for masks by a relative. X

NfkDumpling Thu 30-Jul-20 17:25:45

They look very big - or perhaps the model has a small head. I do and will wear masks or preferably tube scarves for going into crowded places but I can't bring myself to think of them as lovely and don't feel comfortable wearing them.

Tweedle24 Thu 30-Jul-20 17:39:19

I think they look big too, NfkDumpling. I have been making them for friends and family; black or white for the males and pretty prints for the females. I have found that I have had to make four different sizes to fit different size heads.

I made one from material left over from a blouse I had made so, when wearing them, I am fashionably co-ordinated 😆

MawB Thu 30-Jul-20 17:43:35

Aren’t Boohoo involved with sweat shops in Leicester?
There are so many masks available, many connected with a charity. That’s the way I would go if I didn’t already have three I have had made for me.

Jellybeetles Thu 30-Jul-20 17:44:04

I bought fabric ones and found them awful and when I breathed in the fabric sucked into my mouth even though folds in them. I bought a box of 50 from eBay non-medical and can cope with those. Remember to have folds pointing down for safest use.

MawB Thu 30-Jul-20 17:44:06

Oops, I see others got there before me - sorry!

B9exchange Thu 30-Jul-20 17:44:07

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8511651/Sweatshop-owner-Boohoo-factory-confesses-pays-workers-shocking-4-hour.html

Apologies for it being the Mail, it was the first one I came across!

Tweedle24 Thu 30-Jul-20 17:50:33

What on Earth is the fabric yours are made with, Jellybeetles? I have made pure cotton ones and find no problem breathing in them. I shall be making the three layered ones in future but, am assured by others who already use them, that they are fine.

FlyingHandbag Thu 30-Jul-20 17:52:18

That is deplorable!! X

FlyingHandbag Thu 30-Jul-20 17:52:33

The sweatshop I mean. X

Aldom Thu 30-Jul-20 18:00:04

Hi flyinghandbag I have a lovely selection of face masks from GAP. All in pretty prints to coordinate with my clothes. Also two plain pink which match my pink jeans. I was told last week, while shopping in the supermarket, that I made wearing a mask look nice!!

shysal Thu 30-Jul-20 18:08:04

There are some pretty masks on Etsy, made from Liberty print fabrics.
Camilla wore one the other day which had been a birthday present. However, she kept fiddling with it, something which irritates me no end!

BlueSky Thu 30-Jul-20 18:28:05

I've got two cotton face masks, one sage green and a flowery one, I've seen a lovely paisley one too, which I'm tempted to get, but to be honest I like the thin blue disposable ones because they are so light! Perhaps I'll wear them for special occasions! 😷

FlyingHandbag Thu 30-Jul-20 18:39:55

Thanks all. X

BBbevan Thu 30-Jul-20 20:33:09

I bought some from Etsy. DHs didn’t fit. It pulled his ears forward so he looked like Roland Rat. They did send a larger one but it was not much better. We have some from Seasalt now. They are lovely.

FlexibleFriend Thu 30-Jul-20 21:09:44

We've all got different sized heads in our house but we've all found a great selection on Etsy my son especially has one that is shaped around his face, goes right under his chin and fits extremely well. There are so many sellers on there if you have the patience you'll find something that suits.

blondenana Thu 30-Jul-20 21:17:14

The son of the BooHoo owner was found dead today, i read this morning

Chewbacca Thu 30-Jul-20 21:23:18

Whilst the BooHoo Company founder Mahmud Kamani pays his workers a pittance, this is his house. £2.8 million in 2016.

Marmight Thu 30-Jul-20 21:48:34

I bought some from my village shop made by a local. Wired at the top to fit round the nose & really comfy. £3 each and a great choice of patterns. I’ve also got some I made out of old socks grin

Callistemon Thu 30-Jul-20 22:08:28

BBbevan

I bought some from Etsy. DHs didn’t fit. It pulled his ears forward so he looked like Roland Rat. They did send a larger one but it was not much better. We have some from Seasalt now. They are lovely.

BBbevan
If they have elastic loops try taking them out and re-threading with one much longer piece that will go round the back of his head. One strand should go above his ears and one below iyswim.

Callistemon Thu 30-Jul-20 22:10:44

I've made some duck shaped ones but I may try making pleated ones as well.
Apparently in Wales they have to be three layered which can make them hot to wear.

Urmstongran Thu 30-Jul-20 22:19:24

Nope. I’m not interested in a ‘fashionista’ mask. Totally with the idea (like Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall ) that a surgical mask is quite appropriate in these uncertain times. Good enough to be honest . I don’t want to ‘prettify’ this rotten virus. I’ve been wearing pleated disposable blue ones here in Spain. Job done ✅