Silk masks to protect against Covid

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Faced with Covid, Soieries du Mékong launches a range of silk masks


According to several studies, silk is the best material to protect against the Covid virus. The interweaving of hundreds of silk threads stops the droplets that carry the virus, while promoting better breathability.

A scientific study published in the journal Plos One concludes that “ The hydrophobicity of silk and its low capillarity make it a more advantageous material for masks that are also thin, light and breathable .”

Furthermore, silk masks generate fewer pimples on the skin and are said to have natural antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties. Wearing a mask, compulsory since May 2020, has consequences for sensitive skin and for people suffering from acne.

For this reason, Soieries du Mékong offers silk masks. According to Sophie Gérardin, director of the solidarity brand: “cotton masks irritate the skin, it’s very difficult to wear them for a whole day. It seemed obvious to us to take advantage of the know-how of our weavers and offer silk masks that are particularly soft and protective against the virus. Our masks also have the advantage of being more aesthetic than cotton masks. »

Silk masks from the Soieries du Mékong brand are priced at €10 each. To discover here .


Learn more about silk: This empress of noble materials, whose manufacturing secret was jealously guarded by China for more than 2,500 years, is the only natural textile fiber with a continuous thread. It is taken from the cocoon of the Bombyx caterpillar, also called “silkworm”, and its appearance varies depending on the way in which it is woven or worked.

Learn more about Soieries du Mékong: In the very poor village of Banteay Chhmar (Cambodia), Soieries du Mékong restores dignity and smiles to more than 60 employees by offering them work and responsibilities.

Proud and fulfilled, our employees lovingly weave products of exceptional quality and thus perpetuate the ancestral know-how of hand weaving.

Soieries du Mékong is a project of the NGO Enfants du Mékong , which has been working since 1958 to educate the poorest in South-East Asia. The association supports more than 60,000 children each year, notably through sponsorship. Soieries du Mékong has no shareholders. In the event of a profit at the end of a financial year, 100% of it is donated to Enfants du Mékong for educational projects in the village of Banteay Chhmar.


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