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Vicky Lang, owner of "Follow The White Rabbit Store" in Tauranga, recognised a need for individuals and businesses to be protected from Covid-19.
During the lockdown our fantastic team of sewing volunteers fulfilled many order requests from different essential workers and charities in Tauranga. Some of these included ... Woman's Refuge, The Salvation Army, Huria Marae Kai Aroha, Tauranga Living without Violence, Awhina House, Tauranga Moana Night Shelter, Curate Meals, KidsCan, Pacific Community Food Bank & Under the Stars. Also Countdown, New World and Fresh Choice, Healthcare Workers, Disability support, Home Carers, Childcare, Rest Homes and at risk individuals. The total masks distributed come to 1600 and counting.
Moving forward from Level-2 and beyond, Masks for Tauranga aims to offer a free mask for those in need for every mask + filter set brought. This is so we can continue to provide a service to the community as they need it.
Thank you all for volunteering your time to a great cause. You can still purchase Masks and filters for yourself and businesses on the website using the links above.
Why are these masks different to other masks being made?
We are using NZ company Lanaco's Helix.iso™ filters which add extra layers of protection, with a highly effective filtration level of >80% at 0.3 micron size particles. This means that the masks we produce are more effective and longer-lasting than some of the lower grade masks currently being used, many of which are designed for single-use only. Our masks are 100% cotton, and Made in New Zealand by local dressmakers.
Benefits of incorporating Helix™ Filter Technology
CLASS-LEADING PARTICLE CAPTURE PERFORMANCE
Harmful particles such as PM2.5 are captured via the exceptional electrostatic capabilities of Helix™ Filters. This same technology has been scientifically developed for industrial, medical and respiratory health sectors.
EXTREMELY BREATHABLE & SUPER EASY AIR FLOW
The Helix™ Filter matrix offers superb breathability and much lower air flow resistance supporting a lower energy usage whilst still ensuring high particle removal.
Wool fibres within Helix™ Filters naturally resist and reduce the growth of bacteria and microbes on the fibre surface.
NATURAL WAY TO REDUCE TOXINS
Natural wool fibres within Helix™ Filters have an affinity for toxic vapours, safely and permanently eliminating them from the air.
SAFER AGAINST FIRE
Natural wool fibres within Helix™ Filters increase the flame retardancy, ensuring a safer filter in a compromised environment.
ECO-FRIENDLY & SUSTAINABLE
Helix™ Filters all contain naturally biodegradable wool fibres making it more environmentally sustainable and better for our planet.
CUSTOMISABLE & TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS
Helix™ Filter Media is a platform technology that can be customized and tailored to suit a wide range of applications. Lanaco can create different formulations and recipes of Helix™ Filters to meet your filter performance requirements.