I don’t know if the MASK MOVEMENT is going to be enforced in Nigeria,
We can only hope and pray that when we hear our leader’s speech tomorrow,
it would be comforting and somewhat productive.
Regardless of that, we all must do our part to stay prepared and equipped to combat the virus.
This is where our personal mask enforcement comes in.
There are all sorts of masks that I’ve come across;
Enter any Nigerian pharmacy, you’d see that the disposable masks are being charged at outrageous prices
Hence, people turned to anything useful to cover their faces
Healthwise, this was a no-no,
which is why the CDC sent us important guidelines
on how to make personal masks at home
Read More: CDC Guidelines On Making A Mask At Home
Nigerian fashion houses have also tapped into the mask movement.
You’d recall my previous article about the two fashion houses who are spearheading this movement;
Firstly, House of Deola and then,
we witnessed the laudable efforts of children’s clothing store; Ruff ‘N’ Tumble.
THE ANKARA MASK
I’ve had personal battles over the Ankara mask.
Firstly, it lacks that protective lining which disposable medical masks definitely have,
so how would anyone feel safe wearing them?
Well thankfully the CDC,
in line with many governments,
has ensured that cloth masks – despite not being medical-grade, still help to provide some protection and certainly protect others from droplets if you cough or sneeze. Masks are 100% cotton.
Now scroll through to see these 100% Cotton Ankara masks you need,
handmade by our fellow Nigerian retailers,
locally and in the diaspora.
CART DEALS (NIGERIA)
Cart Deals by Ola Ayorinde is Located in Nigeria
and stocks the most reliable and price-friendly masks in the nation.
The masks are reusable and 100% cotton Ankara print
Most places sell One Mask For N1k but the kind people at Cart Deals
who understand the struggle and economical downturn
are offering the perfect deal…
4 PCs for 1K
(Available in both Adults and toddler sizes)
Bulk purchases are also available at discounted prices.
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4 PCs for 1k (Available in both Adults and todlers sizes). Available for bulk purchases at discounted prices. . . Reusable 100% cotton Ankara print Nose masks made with filter for filtration and easy breathing. We also have them in plain colours. . . How to treat after use: *** Wash with soap or detergent until clean *** Rinse under running water *** Dried in open sun and *** Iron before reuse. . . Send a DM or WhatsApp 08099238000 or 08096938000 to place orders
Plus! These aforementioned nose masks are made with a special filter for filtration and easy breathing.
Yes! Cart Deals…Wonderful!
Chimzi is a Nigerian owned online retail business with roots in USA.
This brand is dedicated to making sure you’re safe, cute and vocal when it comes to your style and your life.
100% Cotton ankara masks are available
In addition to
The Africa is Not A Test Lab Face Mask
which is an accessory that will do all the talking for you.
DNA BY ICONIC INVANITY (NIGERIA/UK)
I’m already obsessed with any garment DNA by Iconic Invanity whips up
so imagine my elation on discovering their newly introduced Face Mask line
50% of all mask sales from the range will be donated to charitable causes and hospitals
This is just one way, in which DNA by Iconic Invanity is using to make a difference in many lives affected by COVID-19 in Nigeria.
The vibrant coloured masks
FACE MASK (NIGERIA)
Face Mask NG caters to both men and women with prices starting from
N1000 PER PIECE
GITAS PORTAL LONDON (UK)
This womenswear store is stocking unique Ankara printed masks
and ships worldwide from the United Kingdom.
The masks boast vibrant prints and come with all the instructions and information you may need
– Do not touch the outer surface while out and about to prevent spreading any germs that would have gathered on the surface of your mask
– Do not pull down to eat and then pull back up
– Take off by pulling the elastic bands over your head
– Do not share masks, PLEASE!
Ideally, you need at least 2 masks to start you off so that you are covered each time you put the last one in the wash.
Wash in warm water before use and after each use.
Iron on a cotton setting.
Do not iron elastic band.
In conclusion, ladies and gentlemen,
No matter what our President says tomorrow-
Extended lockdown or Phase Reopening,
at least now you’re aware of 4 great ways to stay safe and stylish in Ankara amid the Coronavirus.
By: Joan K. Vincent-Otiono