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How to Use a Scarf as Face Mask April 15 2020, 0 Comments

COVID19 Clever Travel Companion Scarf Mask

Numerous outlets report that in lack of medical face masks, using a scarf to cover your mouth and nose when in public is a good way to 1) keep others safe from any droplets emitted when you sneeze and breathe and 2) protect your face and nose from ingesting other people's droplets.

However, please note - wearing a scarf is useless if you wear and use it incorrectly. If you touch the scarf and someone has sneezed or coughed on it, and you then touch your face or other objects you can transfer the virus. So, after using the scarf as face protection, make sure to wash the scarf before reusing it. Also wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds immediately after removing the scarf. (Of course you should always wash your hands when arriving home regardless if you wear a scarf or not). If droplets remain on the surface of the scarf those droplets can transfer to your hands, so wash your hands always after touching the scarf and wash the scarf so it is fresh before every outing. Always follow your health providers' and governments' safety instructions!

Please stay safe wherever you are!

Lisa

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"The White House is now recommending that people wear face masks."

- Business Insider

"it's been suggested that people make their own masks from fabric, or use a bandana or scarf wrapped around the mouth and nose."
- Business Insider

"CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others."
- CDC

"President Trump announced new guidance Friday that people in the U.S. wear face coverings in public to slow the spread of the coronavirus"
-The Washington Post

 

N.B. Please note that during the period of social distancing during this outbreak, we're unable to receive returns and exchanges but any such request will be logged in the order received and counted per that date.

 

 


💉Scarves AT COST (>50%) - stay safe!🔬👾🌐👥 wrap a clean scarf around your nose and mouth! April 01 2020, 0 Comments

Offering our scarves at cost (>50%)

A recent article in Live Science informs us that: "The public doesn't need to wear heavy-duty respirators, but it's a smart idea to don a face mask or wrap a clean scarf around your nose and mouth if you're going into a crowded place during the COVID-19 outbreak, an infectious disease doctor told Live Science."

And later on CNN we learn that "Even if it's just a homemade cloth mask, if you wear it correctly and avoid touching it, the science suggests that it won't hurt you and will most likely reduce your exposure to the virus.".


We don't know how much, or if at all, this will help but want to contribute in any way we can. Thus we're offering our lightweight scarves AT COST for the next week (at least).

Please use code: "ScarfCost" at checkout to purchase lightweight scarves at cost until further notice.

Please stay safe wherever you are!

Lisa

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N.B. Please note that during the period of social distancing during this outbreak, we're unable to receive returns and exchanges but any such request will be logged in the order received and counted per that date.

 

 


European Travelers Most At Risk for Pickpockets January 15 2020, 2 Comments

Europe is a travelers dream. The history and romance are alluring. There are countless different cultures, languages, and ethnicities - it is easy to see why Europe is intriguing. With the formation of the European Union, travel between many countries has become a breeze.

But with this change, a bad wind also blows. Many of the hottest European travel spots have long had their fair share of pickpockets. Ever since the opening of the EU borders to Romania and Bulgaria in 2007, it has become not just easy for tourists to travel between countries - it has also become easy for gypsies that specialize in pickpocketing to travel as well. This phenomenon has been well documented in Italy, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom. There has been a massive swell in gypsies travelling to tourist destinations in order to pick pockets.

I personally was approached by a beggar in Krakow, Poland during a trip in May. This older woman was very aggressive and got directly in my mother’s face. My mother was stunned. She didn’t move - she didn’t know what to do at all. I knew immediately that this was a bad situation and that an accomplice may be nearby, about to use her confusion and take the opportunity to steal from her pockets or purse. Thankfully, I acted quickly and pulled my mother out of the way, and we walked hastily down the street, far from the scene. Had we been wearing Clever Travel Companion clothing with hidden pockets, this scene would not have been as frightening as it was. You can bet that the next time we travel together, we will both be wearing our underwear with pockets!

What has been your experience in Europe? We love to hear your stories, so please comment below!

We made this infographic to break down the stats for you. 


I have a wealth of data to share with you regarding pickpockets and muggings in Europe. The information is divided by area (Western, Southern, Northern, and Eastern Europe). Take a look for yourself and see what the crime statistics are.

Top 5 Western European Countries for Pickpockets (thefts per year)

  1. Germany - 1,894,889

  2. France - 797,217

  3. Netherlands - 648,015

  4. Belgium - 244,140

  5. Switzerland - 161,262

Top 5 Southern European Countries for Pickpockets (thefts per year)

  1. Italy - 1,066,669

  2. Spain - 165,297

  3. Greece - 119,078

  4. Portugal - 102,271

  5. Croatia - 37,598

Top 5 Northern European Countries for Pickpockets (thefts per year)

  1. United Kingdom (England and Wales only) - 1,318,594

  2. Sweden - 379,494

  3. Denmark - 191,933

  4. Norway - 133,492

  5. Finland - 113,296

Top 5 Eastern European Countries for Pickpockets (thefts per year)

  1. Russia - 1,038,566

  2. Ukraine - 254,755

  3. Poland - 230,751

  4. Hungary - 130,229

  5. Czech Republic - 119,367