Face masks developed by local firm during lockdown

Face masks developed by local firm during lockdown

by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A SOFT furnishing firm in Litherland has turned its attention to ways to help during the coronavirus pandemic – and over the past few months they have made thousands of face masks.

May-Lean & Co Limited, based on Linacre Road, have been making specialist face coverings, which are washable and reusable.

The fabric contains a nano technology with an anti-microbial coating which reacts with any microbes and destroys them on impact. They have been tested by an accredited microbiological laboratory.

The company say the masks are much more effective at keeping people safe, they are more environmentally friendly than disposable masks and are made by a British company.

May-Lean & Co Limited & Co Director Lindsay Tully said: “We are doing this to help to get Britain back to work.

“We felt it was important for a local company to start making face masks, so that they are made here in the UK and not imported from China or somewhere else overseas, which is much better for the environment.

“We are a North West firm wanting to help other businesses, schools and organisations to get back to work. 

“The masks are high-spec, and are washable as well. They are really good quality and have got good coverage for people’s faces. Everyone who has bought them from us has told us they are really pleased with them. They are quite lightweight and comfortable to wear.

“You see people walking around shops or travelling to work and they have got paper masks on, which don’t give the wearer as much protection, as well as being bad for the environment.

“We are in talks with one large fast food firm which is looking to change suppliers after their employees said that the masks they were wearing made their faces sweat and they were really uncomfortable to wear.

“It is important for people to get masks which are anti-microbial as well as feeling comfortable. We are supplying masks for everyone, from local families up to large orders of 100,000 plus units.

“We are in talks with a number of PPE companies which are keen to place large orders with us.”


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