The coronavirus crisis has created a new breed of entrepreneurs who are taking upon themselves to help during the unprecedented pandemic.
1TcA (One Thought Changes All), a fully recyclable and sustainable UK mask brand,
announces the launch of its face coverings enhanced by HeiQ Viroblock in collaboration with
Founded by mother and social entrepreneur, Raj Kumari-Byford, at the start of the nation’s
lockdown, 1TcA provides comfortable, lightweight masks and snoods to help prevent cross-
contamination. HeiQ Viroblock is an antimicrobial textile technology, which, when applied to
the fabric, protects it from microbes and germs.
All 1TcA products are produced in the UK at factories paying the Living Wage, and all profits
are donated to charitable causes.
The face coverings, designed by Project Plan B, are made from GRS (Global Recycled Standard) plastic bottles, are sustainable and can be recycled after 30 washes. They can then be sent back to 1TcA, where they will be returned into their constituent parts to enable the whole process of manufacturing to restart, otherwise known as a closed loop system.
Speaking on the life-changing venture, Raj Kumari-Byford said, “Our mission is to protect
people, and these face coverings will help reduce the spread of the virus.
“They are fully sustainable and recyclable, and are ethically made here in the UK, with the production line
workers receiving the first batch to protect themselves.
“We want everyone to benefit from these face coverings and 100% of our net profits go to