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Community Face Masks [reusable cloth masks] - Where to buy?

Hi everyone. I'd like some help. I'm new here in Switzerland and I'd like to get some community masks. Anyone know where to find? Online maybe? Any tip? Thank you.
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Old 07.06.2021, 12:49
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Re: Community Face Masks - Where to buy?

You can find them at grocery stores and Apothekes / pharmacies.
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Re: Community Face Masks - Where to buy?

What are they?

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Hi everyone. I'd like some help. I'm new here in Switzerland and I'd like to get some community masks. Anyone know where to find? Online maybe? Any tip? Thank you.
Literally in any grocery shop or pharmacy you enter.
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Re: Community Face Masks - Where to buy?

Thank you to everyone. But I was asking about that ones I can wash and reutilize after.
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Thank you to everyone. But I was asking about that ones I can wash and reutilize after.
You can definitely get them in coop.
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Re: Community Face Masks - Where to buy?

I got some from swissmask.org at the start of the pandemic, set up as a non-profit initiative in Geneva. Maybe this is the kind of thing you mean?

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The SwissMask is the story of Carouge merchants who decided to transform their sewing workshop into a workshop for the manufacture of masks made of Made in Switzerland fabric, in the form of a non-profit association.
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Hi everyone. I'd like some help. I'm new here in Switzerland and I'd like to get some community masks. Anyone know where to find? Online maybe? Any tip? Thank you.
I believe you will be able to buy them in Galaxus.ch as well, which is like amazon! I also found several types/models both in coop and in migros
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Thank you to everyone. But I was asking about that ones I can wash and reutilize after.
They're no good. Almost all of them fell through in the tests of Kassensturz. Worst thing there: Even the ones that were labelled with a certificate!
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Re: Community Face Masks [reusable cloth masks] - Where to buy?

These are very good (with corresponding prices):
https://ch.heiq.com/en/collections/m...rey-duopack-ch

I have a stash of 6 that I wash after each use, they hold up very well.



https://ch.heiq.com/collections/masken (for other choices)
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Re: Community Face Masks [reusable cloth masks] - Where to buy?

Thank you I will for sure search on that web links to find something! Thank you again for all your help
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Re: Community Face Masks [reusable cloth masks] - Where to buy?

What does the word community mean here please? I don't know what a community mask is. I haven't come across that turn of phrase.
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Thank you to everyone. But I was asking about that ones I can wash and reutilize after.
Well that's not what you said. "Community masks" doesn't really mean anything, TBH.
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What does the word community mean here please? I don't know what a community mask is. I haven't come across that turn of phrase.
I read this somewhere when looking for masks for skiing. This kind of mask protects others from you, but does not protect you from others.

So I guess it means that if you are wearing it, you spread less virus, but it does not stop viruses from being breathed in.
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I read this somewhere when looking for masks for skiing. This kind of mask protects others from you, but does not protect you from others.

So I guess it means that if you are wearing it, you spread less virus, but it does not stop viruses from being breathed in.
Aahh... I understood it as meaning not being manufactured as a profit-making business, but more like a community initiative. Might be totally wrong though.
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Old 08.06.2021, 17:07
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I read this somewhere when looking for masks for skiing. This kind of mask protects others from you, but does not protect you from others.
Just like ~99% of the masks in use across the world. They were never intended to protect the wearer, although there were folk, and indeed still are, who seem to think it does and feel safer when wearing one. Yes, there may be a small amount of direct protection, but that's not their function.
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What does the word community mean here please? I don't know what a community mask is. I haven't come across that turn of phrase.
I always assumed, it came from the time around a year ago, when no one could get hold of surgical masks and people in the "community" starting making tons of fabric masks for everyone (before companies started doing the same). Could be wrong.
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Re: Community Face Masks [reusable cloth masks] - Where to buy?

Usually small business, no mass production. Usually those, who lost jobs and turned into mask making. I would not classify Migros/Manor/Coop mass production as community masks - it's when you want a textile mask but support a local business. I have made so many and free, for friends and colleagues, family did the same...A sense of a commmunity support.

The masks are great .
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