Hongkongers prefer function over form when it comes to face masks – and disposable surgical ones are the mask of choice. Photo: SCMPHongkongers prefer function over form when it comes to face masks – and disposable surgical ones are the mask of choice. Photo: SCMP
Hongkongers prefer function over form when it comes to face masks – and disposable surgical ones are the mask of choice. Photo: SCMP

Surgical masks are the face covering of choice in Hong Kong, preferred to high-fashion, cloth and home-made ones

  • Celebrities and designer brands may be hopping on the reusable face-mask bandwagon, but in Hong Kong people still prefer to wear single-use surgical masks
  • The city has one of the lowest rates of adoption of fashionable, home-made and cloth face masks, well behind Britain and the United States

Topic |   Fashion
Hongkongers prefer function over form when it comes to face masks – and disposable surgical ones are the mask of choice. Photo: SCMPHongkongers prefer function over form when it comes to face masks – and disposable surgical ones are the mask of choice. Photo: SCMP
Hongkongers prefer function over form when it comes to face masks – and disposable surgical ones are the mask of choice. Photo: SCMP
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