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Ear saver headbands became a thing during COVID-19

 

2020, so far, has been something of a memorable year. Here at BLOM we have been listening closely and watching sensitively to the world changing around us, and seeing how best we can help. 

As the heart-aching news stories continued to break throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we were keen to support those on the frontlines who were courageously caring for patients. Instructions from governments and health officials were outlined early on for healthcare workers, and later for the general public: wear a mask, prevent the spread of the virus and help to save lives. 

Along with these instructions, we observed how PPE requirements in hospitals were changing quickly as more was discovered about the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. We began hearing from our fantastic BLOM community that to our surprise headbands were becoming an important piece of equipment to help protect hair from transmitted COVID-19. They were also fast becoming a recognised method for keeping PPE face mask elastic from damaging the backs of ears and becoming a comfort for key health workers preparing for the long shifts and weeks ahead. 

With this news, we set about creating a functional and comfortable Ear Saver Headband - a quality soft jersey headband with buttons.

We were delighted to be able to donate 1,100 of the headbands to endlessly impressive health workers across the US. From Intensive Care Units, Specialist Wards and Community Hospitals. BLOM Ear Saver’s have received a welcomed reception from those who have been wearing them during these times.

Thank you, not only for your immense work, but also for those who have written with kind words and accounts; it has meant a lot to hear that we could help in this small way. 

We can only hope that such a need for these Ear Saver Headbands in busy health units treating COVID-19 won’t be necessary soon. But, as the pandemic continues on, we will be doing all we can to continue to support you. Please keep an eye on our BLOM website and social media for future news regarding our efforts to support frontline workers, whether via donations or other initiatives. 

To you all, we hope you continue to take good care of yourselves and one another, and thank you for continuing to be part of our BLOM community. 

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