The washable and reusable Adidas face masks, which sold out in minutes after launching on the athletic brand’s website earlier this week, are back in stock.
Made of 93% recycled polyester and 7% elastane, the soft and breathable Adidas face cover features stretchable ear straps and come in packs of three. The black face mask is decked out with a white graphic of the iconic Adidas logo on the front and the words “wash,” “dry,” and “reuse” on the back. Though not a medically graded mask nor a personal protective equipment, it can help prevent the spread of viruses and germs through droplet transmission.
Available in small and large sizes, each pack of three retails for $16 on Adidas.com. The large-sized mask fits most adults, while the small ones are not recommended for kids younger than 12. Also, $2 from every pack sold goes to Save the Children’s Global Coronavirus Response Fund, which provides medical supplies and preparedness training to the most vulnerable regions in the world impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Though Adidas pointed out in an Instagram post that these face covers are “made to reuse, not resell,” there were still some people who resold the masks online for up to $90 per three-pack.
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Wear it. Wash it. Wear it again. ♻️ Made to reuse, not resell. Our face cover is available* on adidas.com in the US and Europe now and coming to more places soon. ‼️ *Note that as we sell out in countries where it is available, we will continue to restock in the upcoming weeks.
The launch of the Adidas face cover comes over a month after the release of Adidas x Carbon’s 3D-printed face shields. Since 2017, the two companies have worked together to create 3D-printed footwear. But in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the two companies’ partnership shifted to the production of medical supplies. According to Adidas, Carbon is now producing more than 18,000 3D-printed face shields a week after its California facilities started to focus on the manufacture of medical supplies in March.