INFO ABOUT MASKS
We have done a ton of research on best practices for fabric masks. And adding a filter is the key! We have filter pockets in both styles. Just slip in a cut piece of a vacuum bag or other household HEPA filter, coffee filter, or even a face tissue or tissue paper. Of course each item has a varying degree of protection/filtration.
Best practice for home use is to only wear masks when venturing out into the world. Insert a new filter inside a clean mask, edge to edge. Make sure your mask is secure to your face at the bridge of your nose. For added protection, a piece of scotch tape to secure the top of the mask to your nose and cheeks will make sure all air is being drawn in through the filter. After you return home, remove your mask, toss the one-time use filter, and put your fabric mask in the wash. Any hot water wash cycle will disinfect. You can also steam or boil your mask for cleaning.
About the styles:
Fitted: This fitted mask is modeled after an N95 fit. There is a bendable wire to fit around nose and cheeks. For added protection, you can use a piece of scotch tape to further secure the top of the mask to your face. When pulled on tight this mask provides secure protection, but may not be the most comfortable for long term use. ONE SIZE
Pleated: This mask is modeled after a surgical mask design. There is a bendable wire to fit around nose and cheeks. For added protection, you can use a piece of scotch tape to further secure the top of the mask to your face. This style of mask will be more comfortable for extended use, though it may not provide as much protection. Most of us in our day to day will not need to worry about being as protected as those in the front line of care. So as long as we are taking good care, cleaning our masks after each use, and using a new clean filter we will have our best chance of being protected. ONE SIZE
Both styles come with the option of elastic that hooks behind your ears, or ties that can be pulled tight around your head. The fabric ties will ensure a secure and adjustable fit. The elastic can be adjusted by tying knots if necessary.
We had a goal and have far surpassed our initial goal of donating up to 15K in face masks. We had no idea that the demand for them would be so great. But it’s because of the demand and the support from you all that to date we have reached over $26,000 in funds to use for donation masks or another important cause. We are so grateful to have had your support and we hope to continue to have your support as we now direct any future profits from our face masks back into our business as we move forward in this uncertain time. Please remember that joining the waitlist is in no way a binding obligation to buy. Thank you so much.
***In no way are we guaranteeing that use of our masks will prevent wearer from contracting COVID-19 or any other viruses. Nor are we touting the effectiveness of our masks in lieu of surgical masks and N95 masks for professionals. BUT in the event that our medical professionals do not have access to those, we are hoping to provide comparable coverage to the real thing. We will continually improve our masks being supplied to professionals in order to make sure that they are receiving the protection they need.
***In no way are we suggesting that using the mask is any replacement for social distancing or staying home. But we do need to continue to buy groceries, and perform other tasks while taking the necessary measures to stop the spread. Please remember that our masks will be helpful to most, but it is difficult to breath filtered air. It’s best for those with compromised lung capacity to protect themselves by staying home, and away from any potential risks.
***All masks are one size fits most. We may add more sizes as the needs become necessary.
***All mask purchases are final sale. For safety concerns we cannot take any returns or exchanges on fabric masks.