The news that face masks are now mandatory on public transport will come as welcome news to one of Chiswick’s independent traders, Edward Cloet, as he has recently reconfigured his business from selling handmade Belgian chocolates at L’Appetit Fou on Turnham Green Terrace to making face masks.
We last spoke at the beginning of the lockdown when he was having trouble importing his chocolates for his small independent shop for Easter. His family business has more than 100 years experience of producing ready-made garments, so switching to production of face masks was a no-brainer.
“The masks are made using high quality fabrics (Oeko-Tex® certified) and are washable” says Edward. “They have four straps (two of which are partly elastic) and a nose bridge (in stainless steel) for a perfect fit on the face”.
The face masks, which are available also in children’s sizes (12-18), have been made in cooperation with Belgium’s leading university, Leuven.
See L’Appetit Fou’s website for details.
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