Like many right now, we at Manduka have been asking ourselves what can we do to help those at the forefront of this pandemic? Serendipitously enough, we were contacted by a few nurses who inspired the answer.
During their long, grueling shifts, medical professionals must wear protective masks for safety. Given that these masks are usually one size fits all, the bands around the ears can be tight and cause pain, especially when being worn for long periods of time.
What began as a simple request from several nurses resulted in Manduka partnering with one of our factories to construct a special headband to hold mask straps away from the ears and provide a more comfortable solution.