You Can Now Get Your Pet's Face Printed Onto A Face Mask In Australia
Depending on where you live, it might be mandatory, strongly encouraged or just recommended to don a face covering in order to protect yourself and others from coronavirus.
While the standard ones are pretty bland, there are ones out there that can allow you to flex your creativity and personality.
But if you wanted everyone to know that you have a furbaby and you're goddamn proud of them then look no further than Petflair.
Dr. Katrina Warren and founder of Pound Paws, Brittany Bloomer, have teamed up to launch custom Petflair face masks that have your pet's face on them.
Brittany said in a press release: "Our pets are part of the family. We wanted to create something fun but also practical during this difficult time in Australia.
"We are delighted to have engaged an Australian manufacturer to produce breathable, washable, environmentally-friendly masks according to Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) guidelines."
All you have to do is jump on their website, pick the colour for your mask, chuck up a photo of your pet's face and then click order. They'll set you back around $40, which isn't cheap but then again, can you really put a price on looking this good?
The best part is a portion of the money goes back into animal welfare charity, Pound Paws.
View this post on InstagramWith #Melbourne announcing #masks as mandatory, @drkatrina & Petflair have partnered to create custom print masks, featuring your pet on it! :feet:. This fun initiative will be raising funds for @poundpaws charity, with 25% of profits donated, to further assist our work in assisting pounds and rescue centres with the overall rehoming process of rescue pets in Australia. We are delighted to have engaged an Australian manufacturer to produce breathable, washable, environmentally-friendly masks according to Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) guidelines. These masks will only be available for a limited time! Save $10 when you buy 2 masks - use discount code: DOUBLETROUBLE at check out :raised_hands: Shop via the link in our bio - lots of colours to choose from :feet::blue_heart::rainbow: • • • • • • #melbournemasks #sydneymasks #supportlocal #australianmade #adoptdontshop #poundpaws #fundraiser #sydneydogs #melbournedogs #australianmade #australianmadecampaign #masks4all #sydneypollution #petflair #sydneysmoke #climatechangeaustralia #masksforsale #petlover #adoptdontshopaustralia #animalwelfare #dogrescue #rescuedog #catrescue #pettips #petcare #rescuecat #aussiemade #buyaussienow
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If you'd prefer to have your own face on your face mask to give the illusion that half of you isn't hidden behind a cloth then there's an option for you too.
Some cunning folk out there have decided to opt for a custom covering, which cleverly features a printed version of the bottom half of their face. In theory that means when you pop the bespoke mask on, you'll feel just like your old self again.
The only drawback? It turns out it's quite hard to get the proportions exactly right, as many people have found out the hard way.
One Twitter user shared a photo of his mask, writing: "The good news is my custom facemask arrived, the bad news is that they printed my face 20% too large."
His post, which racked up more than 568,000 likes and 55,000 retweets, soon resonated with others who had faced the same problem.
Someone who sells custom printed masks himself replied in the thread to say he's been 'trying to get it to work with FaceID', sharing a photo of a slightly dodgy 'older version' and adding that 'the new versions are way better'.
And if any of you need persuading on the face mask front (as if the beautiful examples above haven't convinced you already!?) a doctor from the UK ran 22 miles to work and back while wearing one to prove coverings don't affect your oxygen levels.
Featured Image Credit: Petflair