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This pack contains two university fairtrade cotton face coverings in a storage bag.

These one-size-fits-all face coverings are made from two layers of 100% cotton and are discretely marked with the University crest on one side. They are soft, breathable and comfortable to wear with elasticated loops to fit behind your ears. Each pack contains two shades of blue covering inside a cotton drawstring bag for hygiene and ease of use.

The packs were carefully sourced from a Scottish company called Earth Squared using their fairtrade partner factory in Vietnam. In normal times Earth Squared make scarves, bags, purses and other items for Scottish gift shops but rapidly began producing masks in February of 2020.

The University's order helped to secure the jobs of the women in the production facility in Hanoi in what were otherwise very uncertain times.  You can read more about the factory here. (link opens in new window)

These face coverings meet Scottish Government guidelines for general use e.g. in shops, offices, public transport, etc, but are not a suitable replacement for PPE in clinical, lab or public health settings.