These are ideal for kids under 12 years old. he patters are more visible when the masks are worn. If you have particular requests for colours, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an effort to do something useful in this turbulent time, we decided to use what materials we had, and start making non surgical face masks. We did a lot of research on materials, and although these are by no means medical grade, nor are we in a position to get them tested for efficacy and certification, we believe, given the current CDC guidelines, that our three ply materials will provide protection for both the wearer, and the public. We performed the aerosol test - we sprayed directly through the mask and no mist was visible on the other side. And the scent test, when sprayed at a distance of 3 feet, the Lysol scent was imperceptible. but when sprayed at a 1 foot distance, the smell was there, but faint. as such, social distancing is still a good idea. The lining is 100% cotton voile, the outside is made from our Indigo Song fabric which is 100% cotton poplin digitally printed with non-toxic plant based ink. The internal filter is PELLON material, which is a lightweight non-woven material (pressed fibres so less space for particles to penetrate). Floral wire is sewn into the top seam so the mask can be shaped to your face. These three ply masks are reusable. We advise gentle washing with soap and water or spritzing with alcohol after use. And to dry, leave in the sun, or in the sealed car for a day or two to be safe. High heat is advised for killing the virus, but please do your own research. When in use, you should not take them on and off. If the virus is on the outside, you do not want to breathe it in. We have been leaving them in the car between uses rather than washing every time. Particularly if it is sunny. It is important to continue to practice social distancing and frequent hand washing.
We are not making these masks for profit and are selling them at cost. With the materials and the time taken to assemble, disinfect and package, it works out to take about 25-30 minutes for each mask.