What's the Secret behind MODMASK?
You’ve probably noticed a buzzword that pops up whenever we start talking about our masks. Micro Modal. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Micro Modal is the secret ingredient behind many of the qualities that make a MODMASK so special. When we stumbled upon Micro Modal in the midst of our search for the perfect material, we could barely believe it was actually a real fabric. It checked every box we could think of...and even some we hadn’t. Check out Micro Modal Masks here.
So what is Micro Modal fabric? We’re glad you asked. In short, it’s a luxury fabric woven from strands of beechwood fiber. The fineness of these tiny strands is what gives Micro Modal its signature buttery softness and ushers it into the realm of luxury fabrics. And when we say tiny strands, we mean tiny—Micro Modal is woven together using microfibers, meaning on average these strands are about eight to ten times finer than the average diameter of a strand of human hair. These fibers are able to be woven much more tightly than those of fabrics like cotton or even silk, lending it a luxuriously soft texture and light-weight feel that can’t be beat. Candle Test? Check. Softer than a baby's butt? Check. Ready to find the right style for yourself? Check
The benefits of Micro Modal don’t stop at just the way it feels on your skin. Micro Modal is also extremely durable, known for being able to maintain its shape and resist pilling incredibly well. It’s also colorfast, so items made from Micro Modal stay looking like new for a long time. The tightly woven nature of Micro Modal helps restrict particulate flow, making it an especially safe choice for a protective face covering. Yet, this does not inhibit but rather promotes the fabric’s amazing breathability, stretch, and moisture-wicking properties. And, if that wasn’t enough, the beechwood fibers Micro Modal is made from possess antimicrobial properties, meaning the fabric naturally fights the growth of bacteria.
Does all this sound too good to be true? We thought so too, but we’re not finished yet! On top of all of this, Micro Modal fabric is also a popular choice among eco-friendly designers because its production is remarkably sustainable. Micro Modal is made from regenerative trees and uses a “closed loop process,” meaning solvents and other materials involved in its production are recycled and reused. It’s production also doesn’t create any carbon emissions and results in a fabric that is completely biodegradable! Comfortable. Protective. Sustainable. MODMASK.
If you’ve done some research online, you’ve probably noticed that the majority of face-masks being produced right now are made from cotton. While purchasing a cotton mask might be a cheap and easy option, we believe that going Micro Modal is a much smarter investment. For one thing, a Micro Modal mask will stay in better condition, last longer and smell much less than a cotton one. And if you’re trying to be conscious of your environmental footprint, the production of Micro Modal takes up less land and uses ten to twenty times less water than the production of cotton. If you currently own a cotton mask, you’ll also immediately feel the difference when you make the change to Micro Modal. Micro Modal effortlessly outmatches cotton in breathability, durability, and comfort on any given day and is two times softer and 50% more water-absorbent. So, why go Micro Modal? Because you’re worth it. Your health is worth it. At MODMASK, we believe comfort doesn’t merely have to be a self-indulgent choice. It can also be the safer and smarter one. So get ready to shop for a mask so comfortable, you'll forget you're wearing it!
Written by Rachel Cassar
MODMASK Content Writer