In this time of uncertainty, there is one constant: mindfulness. This time is about honoring and respecting your health and the health of those around you. In some cultures, wearing surgical masks are a part of daily life, while in others, especially Western cultures, wearing a mask has been a symbol of paranoia or outlier behavior. For one of the first times in history, wearing face masks is a prominent occurrence in social environments world wide. Onzie is honored to be able to create face masks out of recycled fabrics from our Los Angeles warehouse. With thousands of masks donated to over 40 different HR agencies, government agencies, various essential worker personnel teams, and hospitals + healthcare facilities like UCLA and Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital, we are here to give back to those who give so much to us. All proceeds from mask sales will go to our charity of choice, CDP, which focuses on supporting nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among the most vulnerable populations.
We are honored to be able to provide aid in the current shortage in masks, and to provide an alternative source to everyone. As a Los Angeles born and raised company, we believe it is our duty to support our community, especially those who are continuing to serve their communities.
Mindful Masks: A Healthy Ritual
Healthy Ritual: Like anything in our lives, we have the choice to make anything and everything we do a ritual through our intentions. Putting on a mask every day before you go out is like a ritual during this pandemic. It is a way to create a ritual behavior that instills a mind and body connection; a physical representation of being mindful during this chaotic time.
Behavioral Nudge: Masks represent a very visual reminder of the dangers of the virus, and can actually act as a "behavioral nudge" to yourself and others to practice 6-feet social distancing, and to refrain from touching your face.
Be A Team Player: Initial evidence suggests people without symptoms may also transmit the coronavirus without knowing they’re infected. Masks provide a barrier from respiratory droplets, which is predominantly how the virus spreads.
Patients with COVID-19 often have mild or even no symptoms, and some researchers believe it can also be transmitted when patients are asymptomatic—meaning patients can be contagious and don’t know they’re sick. Be a team player and use preventative measures like mask wearing and social distancing.
The bottom line is, however masks are used, people should practice social distancing and stay at home as much as possible to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. And don’t worry, we have plenty of cozy Onzie gear for you to chill at home in.
We are all in this together.
Sending love, light, and health from our Onzie family to yours.