Reusable mask manufacturers thrive in the midst of the pandemic
As the pandemic caused demand for face masks to skyrocket, a few Kathmandu-based companies started making reusable masks—and the trend is picking up.
Article by Tsering Ngodup Lama
In the beginning of March last year, at Kokroma’s factory in Jorpati, it was business as usual. Workers were busy making infant and maternity clothing, which the brand is known for.
As March progressed, things started changing rapidly. Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, and face masks, which people in Kathmandu wore primarily to protect themselves from the city’s notorious air pollution, had found newfound importance—to protect from contracting the viral infection.
On March 24, when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, Kokroma’s factory halted production and closed. After closing operations for a week, Rewati Gurung, the founder of Kokroma, had made up her mind to start the production of children’s face masks, something the brand had never done before.
By mid-April, Kokroma was making hundreds of reusable masks for children every day, and in May, owing to huge demand, Kokroma expanded it’s masks line-up by manufacturing adult masks. https://tkpo.st/3k3TiaQ
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