Safety and Workwear

Our First Full Look at the Apple Mask—a Feat of Modern Brand Experience
September 29, 2020 at 10:15 am

We got our first full look at the Apple mask, a face-covering the company developed specifically for its retail and corporate employees. Like other Apple products, it's meticulously branded and packaged, and has some original design elements that set it apart from competitors. Say what you will about Apple, but it has branding down to a science...

More Major Athletic Brands Are Creating Exercise-Friendly Face Masks for Athletes 
July 15, 2020 at 1:50 pm

Last month, we covered Under Armour's face mask designed for athletes that sold out of its first run in an hour. Now, it looks as though Under Armour might have some competition, as other major athletic brands are following suit. Reebok and Adidas both launched masks for athletes, and fashion retailer Uniqlo sold out of an activewear mask...

Researchers Develop a Reusable Face Mask that Kills Viruses with a USB Charger
June 19, 2020 at 11:09 am

Researchers in Haifa, Israel, have created what they believe is a reusable face mask that kills harmful particles by heating itself up with a smartphone charger. It’s been pretty incredible how quickly the scientific community has acted during the COVID-19 pandemic. New developments that sometimes take years have happened in weeks. This has included much…

Vision1’s Customizable Face Shields - Stay Safe and Help Customers With a Visible Smile
June 12, 2020 at 10:26 am

Even though COVID-19 is not beaten yet, the country is reopening and everyone is excited to finally enjoy summer to the full extent. But unfortunately, as long as there is no cure available, everyone—and especially people in customer facing jobs such as waiters, bartenders, retailers, etc.—will be in danger to get infected with the novel…

LAT Apparel Offers Decorator-Friendly Face Coverings for Adult and Children
June 4, 2020 at 1:38 pm

LAT Apparel, Ball Ground, Ga., announced that it is offering reusable, two-ply, decorator-friendly face coverings for adults (under the LAT Brand) and kids (under the company’s Rabbit Skins Brand). These decorator-friendly versions are ideal for screen print, heat transfers, direct-to-garment, embroidery and pad printing. Both versions come in black/black, white/black and white/white. The reusable masks…

Scientists Are Working on Face Masks That Kill Coronavirus On Contact
May 27, 2020 at 2:43 pm

Scientists are working on creating a treatment for face masks that not only prevent pathogens from spreading, but actually kills the virus on contact. According to Newsweek, researchers at the University of Kentucky have been working on a mask that would “capture and deactivate” the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19...