Outdoor Voices, a brand beloved for its workout dresses, quality apparel you actually want to sweat in, and "Doing Things" motto, is joining a long list of retailers selling face masks amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. As you know, wearing cloth face masks in public is advised by the CDC — and Outdoor Voices is doing its part by selling packs of five non-medical-grade reusable OV Masks for $25 each. All proceeds will go toward the COVID-19 relief efforts of humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief, which is working to deliver protective equipment and other essential items to healthcare workers around the world.
"As the number of COVID-19 cases increases, so does the need for self-protective measures. Face masks, worn in combination with practicing proper hygiene and social distancing, are key when entering situations where keeping your distance is not possible," a recent announcement on the Outdoor Voices Instagram page reads. "These non-medical-grade face masks can be worn to protect each other as well as free up medical-grade masks for those on the frontlines."
The masks are machine washable, made from polyester and spandex, and will ship out in mid-May. Though Outdoor Voices said they were not able to share how many masks will be available at this time, right now, you can sign up for the waiting list on the Outdoor Voices website. Plus, read up on how else the company is giving back to communities here. You might also want to check out doctor-approved tips for when and how to properly clean fabric face masks at home. (Hint: you should be washing your mask every time you wear it.)