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Old 05-14-2020, 12:21 PM
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It seems that the tablecloths destined for the Rose Ball are being turned into masks and sold to raise money for the Princess Grace Foundation. Seems like a good idea to me.
That's a great idea!!! Not only for it's simbolism, but it's also a clever way to turn a great loss ( of Money ) into " small " proffit… I like it!!!
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Old 05-16-2020, 09:30 AM
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It seems that the tablecloths destined for the Rose Ball are being turned into masks and sold to raise money for the Princess Grace Foundation. Seems like a good idea to me.
Update - according to Paris Match the cloth used is from a couple of years ago. Which makes sense if they are hoping to hold this year's theme next year.
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Old 05-16-2020, 10:49 AM
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That will never be FFP masks with regulated EU norms for measured aerosol filtration to keep any virus away. It is a fancy idea, masks made from table cloths from the Bal de la Rose but anyone will understand the tablecloth alone will be no any hindrance to a virus.

Better use the tableclothes for next Bal de la Rose.
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Old 05-16-2020, 04:57 PM
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That will never be FFP masks with regulated EU norms for measured aerosol filtration to keep any virus away. It is a fancy idea, masks made from table cloths from the Bal de la Rose but anyone will understand the tablecloth alone will be no any hindrance to a virus.

Better use the tableclothes for next Bal de la Rose.
No cloth mask of any kind is a great hindrance to the Coronavirus. The purpose of short term wearing of a mask is to cut down on the wearer spreading the virus rather than catching it. Any kind of material covering the mouth and nose worn for a short period and then washed is therefore fine. Nobody was proposing that they be worn in a medical setting. And the sale raises money for a good cause. So it seems to me to be a perfectly good use of cloth serving no other purpose.
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No cloth mask of any kind is a great hindrance to the Coronavirus. The purpose of short term wearing of a mask is to cut down on the wearer spreading the virus rather than catching it. Any kind of material covering the mouth and nose worn for a short period and then washed is therefore fine. Nobody was proposing that they be worn in a medical setting. And the sale raises money for a good cause. So it seems to me to be a perfectly good use of cloth serving no other purpose.
My suggestion would be: leave the tableclothes, let the honourable ladies and gentlemen multi-miliardaires donate the price for the tableclothes to the producer of medical masks.

Now tableclothes have to be transported to a facility, washed chemically, ripped up to pieces in a factory, dozens of seamstressses and seamsters have to create these masks, which have to be sealed, packed, transported, distributed.

And next year: new tableclothes have to be ordered. The most economic unlogic process anyone ever can imagine. Just a small donation from those tax-avoiding milliardaires in the principauté (which causes less tax revenues in their homelands for fighting the vrius...) is a 100 times more effective in acquiring masks than re-using tableclothes from the Bal de la Rose.

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Old 05-17-2020, 04:28 AM
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The cloth doesn't have to be washed chemically in any special process. And they certainly don't require some specialty factory of seamstresses to make. They can be made by anyone who can hold a needle and thread, and there are designs that don't even require sewing.

Its become very common for people to be encouraged to make masks to donate to people on the front lines. Yes the 'medical ones' need to be of different quality, but these cloth ones no.

They are using old table cloths from years ago. They would be buying new table cloths next year one way or another. Its not like they are going to put themselves into debt by donating the table cloths this year.

My family have masks made from my mother's left over quilt fabric, tree skirts and baby bibs of all things. Some people will be able to say 'look I have a mask from a royal charity ball'.

People like to donate to charity even more when there is a novelty to things.
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The cloth doesn't have to be washed chemically in any special process. And they certainly don't require some specialty factory of seamstresses to make. They can be made by anyone who can hold a needle and thread, and there are designs that don't even require sewing.

Its become very common for people to be encouraged to make masks to donate to people on the front lines. Yes the 'medical ones' need to be of different quality, but these cloth ones no.

They are using old table cloths from years ago. They would be buying new table cloths next year one way or another. Its not like they are going to put themselves into debt by donating the table cloths this year.

My family have masks made from my mother's left over quilt fabric, tree skirts and baby bibs of all things. Some people will be able to say 'look I have a mask from a royal charity ball'.

People like to donate to charity even more when there is a novelty to things.
Well, if the multi-milliardaire tax-avoiders in the principauté have sunk so low that table cloths from a fundraiser have to be shredded to pieces to create totally ineffective masks: be my guest. It is economically as unlogic as bringing water to the sea.

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Well, if the multi-milliardaire tax-avoiders in the principauté have sunk so low that table cloths from a fundraiser have to be shredded to pieces to create totally ineffective masks: be my guest. It is economically as unlogic as bringing water to the sea.

I don't think the masks are for the "tax-avoiders". They're on sale in the Boutique du Rocher - aimed at tourists and people with a little less money who pay tax.

And again - they aren't totally ineffective.
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