Japan is facing a shortage of mask supply. Some enterprises “take materials locally” and use their own materials and production technologies to develop and produce masks. A female underwear company in Himi City, Toyama Prefecture, Japan, used bra pads as a material to produce masks.
According to Kyodo News reported on the 16th, the Atsumi Fashion company in Himi City, Toyama Prefecture is mainly engaged in the tailoring business of female underwear. Because the disposable masks sold on the market are similar to underwear materials, they were inspired to design “underwear” masks and take three-dimensional Designed with ample space, thick cushion material wraps the face along the contours.
The “Atsumi Fashion” company manufactures masks after 5 pm after finishing regular business, and has given priority to selling more than 10,000 pieces to nursing, medical facilities and schools. The company’s sales minister declared that such masks can be hand washed and reused, hoping to make a difference.
According to reports, the Japanese government distributed about 2.5 million medical masks to medical institutions around mid-March. Starting from April, in addition to the distribution of about 45 million masks, it was decided to distribute about 10 million more masks to the medical institutions in the seven prefectures under the emergency order. Despite this, the supply of Japanese masks is still insufficient.