Do the beanies come from an ethical factory and where is the location:
As part of MHF’s supplier’s corporate governance policy, all factories the company deals with must hold all relevant certifications that demonstrate they are socially and ethically responsible and operate in accordance with strict Chinese Government legislation.
Where is the material are sourced from:
The beanie factory is located in Guangzhou and is both BSCI and ISO9001 certified. The raw materials are produced in China and the beanies are assembled in China.
How long can the COVID-19 virus survive on plastic/material/cardboard etc:
According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the WHO, COVID-19 can only stay alive on surfaces for up to a few days so the risk of transmission through coming into contact with effected goods is deemed extremely unlikely, especially if the goods have been in transit for a number of weeks before they reach their destination. Please refer to the WHO and CDC websites for more information.
What are chances/percentage of getting the COVID-19 virus through beanie contact at the time they arrive in Australia and are ready for distribution by the MHF:
According to the CDC, COVID-19 is predominantly transmitted by coming into close contact with someone effected. There is no evidence to suggest the virus can be passed through food or from packaging imported from overseas. Please refer to the CDC website for further information - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#How-COVID-19-Spreads