BLOKit Face Mask Clips
We are taking pre-orders ETA 20th June 2020
BLOKit is a simple idea to make life easier for those of us that want to make our own face masks, and don't have the skills or the equipment to do so. As of now, the short supply of Surgical Face masks must be left to the NHS and all other Heath Workers.
You will find other face masks available from many sources including numerous cottage industries springing up all over the world. Some aren't too expensive.
However, BLOKit provides a simple holder system. All you have to do is cut out a rectangle of any fabric you can find, and then clip it into the holder, which has comfortable plastic earpieces or an option to fasten behind the head if you prefer.
As with all face masks, you must either wash it regularly or throw it away. With the BLOKit system, you can cut out lots of rectangles of fabric and have a clean one ready whenever you need it.
So, make your own using materials you have at home. It could be a single rectangle, made from an old T-Shirt, or you can look for other materials that provide a good barrier and that you feel safe with. But make sure it is easy to breathe through. There are lots of fun things you can try, like find some material that matches what you are wearing that day, or perhaps write a message or draw a picture on some white T-Shirt material. You might have off-cuts from another project that looks a bit funky?
An old faithful T-Shirt that you can't bear to throw away might finally have a purpose. There are lots of materials that have varying degrees of filter protection against Covid-19 (see below for details) so you can have a bit of fun trying different combinations.
Perhaps you have a T-Shirt or sports wear with with your favourite football team logo, or maybe band you once went to see. The great thing about this product, is once you know the best size of fabric to suit your face, you can cut out lots of different filters and have them ready for when you need them. Keep a few with you or in the car (in a clean polythene bag). change them as often as you like, storing the used ones away from the clean ones, of course.
If you want to stand out, the world is your oyster! Or you might just want a plain black or a plain white one.
The BLOkit system was conceived as a weapon against Covid-19 to help stop the spread of the virus.
Please note, it is really important to understand that this is not a medical grade piece of PPE. It will not stop you from getting infected. It is intended to be part of a community and nation wide campaign to stop anyone who is infected and probably doesn’t realise, from infecting anyone else. If we all cover ourselves, together we will all stop the virus spreading.
All medical grade, professional face masks and PPE must be reserved for front-line healthcare workers. We, the public can make a difference if we stop buying products that the NHS need and make our own