Osun Labs, a Massachusetts-based startup developer of a specially designed clip for wearing face masks for extended periods, has struck an agreement with the National Hockey League in which the company’s newly developed product will be used at this weekend’s outdoor games at Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
The Go-Clip, developed by Osun Labs, is a plastic accessory that can be affixed to a hat, enabling users to hook mask straps onto the clip instead of placing them behind one’s ears. Ear chafing and discomfort has been a frequent complaint stemming from mask wearing amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Go-Clip is specifically designed to avoid that.
The NHL event, officially titled NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe series and serving a replacement of sorts for the previously canceled NHL Winter Classic and Stadium Series, will not have attending fans. But the Go-Clips will be used by a wide variety of game personnel working at the event, and the clips will bear the event logo.
“We’ve got this brand new product that a lot of people aren’t aware of yet. so our biggest challenge is educating the consumer,” said Jeff Eagles, Osun Labs co-founder. “This is something that will promote longer and better use of face masks, and as the pandemic continues it obviously looks like that masks will be part of all our lives for quite some time yet.