These Philippine Abaca face masks are for public use

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Abaca face masks
These face masks are found across the Philippine islands.

These Abaca face masks for public use are available across the Philippine islands.

As the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) has been imposed in the NCR and other provinces to help arrest the rise of COVID-19 infections, Filipinos are called upon to try to level up or do whatever can be done to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

One way of doing that is by having better protection that can help you and your family against the virus. So you might want to try the latest Abaca face masks.

Tests made by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) have found that Abaca Face Masks are comparably 7 times more effective at filtering air particles and therefore provide better protection than the common cloth face masks.

Locally produced Abaca fibers were processed into special filters and made into face masks. They have fresh and appealing designs that are made from the finest abaca fibers. They are environment-friendly because they are biodegradable and sustainable, comfortable to wear, and are also washable and reusable.

Buying these Philippine abaca face masks will not only give you better protection as you will also be helping the Philippine economy by helping abaca farmers, entrepreneurs, and their workers.

You can find them on your favorite online shopping stores. And if you are interested and want more information, Director Kennedy Costales of the Philippine Fiber Development Authority (PHILFIDA) provided the names and contact numbers of several makers of Abaca face masks.

Abaca Handmade Facemasks in Mindanao

Salay abaca face mask

Salay Handmade Paper Industries of Misamis Oriental
Contact Neil Rafisura, 0917-6599469

The Abaca face mask from Salay Handmade Paper Industries received the DOST Region 10 approval for its protective features. Contact

The masks are made from organic raw materials like abaca fibers and grass which are made into a special filter. This is an eco-friendly product since there are no plastic materials nor any harmful chemicals used in its fabrication.

Abaca-Seda (Silkworm) Facemasks in Visayas

Yanah Crafts Abaca face mask

Yanah Crafts Global Trading (Aklan)
Contact 09391034567 & 0927-7264966

Yanah Crafts Abaca Seda Face Mask is a hand-tailored face mask made of Handwoven Abaca Seda Fabric, a mixture of abaca fabric and silk. Abaca was widely used due to its being the strongest natural fiber which is three times stronger than sisal. Silk fiber comes from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm also called natural silk.

  • Better filtration rate than just ordinary cloth face mask
  • Outer Layer – Made of 2-ply handwoven Abaca Seda for filtration
  • Inner Layer – Single-ply Neoprene Fabric
  • Soft and elastic cord or neoprene fabric that fits to your ear
  • Washable and Reusable
  • Eco-friendly material
  • Proudly made by our local Weavers of Aklan

Abaca Handmade Facemasks in Luzon

Odys Face Mask

Odys Handicraft of Catanduanes
Contact Teresita Sebastian 0950-9798073

The Ody’s Home Crafts abaca-based face masks were initially presented to DTI-Catanduanes last June 1, 2020.

The Ody’s Home Crafts abaca-based face masks are sub-disposable and reusable. It can be used again by placing a tissue next to the lining, hand-washed, or machine-washed using delicate soap, and can be air-dried or sun-dried.

CHECK OUT these Philippine-made heritage face masks that showcase local textiles.

CHECK OUT these face shields that will also be required PPE to be worn over face masks of individuals using public transportation across the Philippines by mid-August.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the makers of Philippine abaca face masks for using local material for personal protective equipment.

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