What materials did I choose to use for my masks?
- I use a combination of 100% Cotton fabrics (As long as they're available).
- Outer layers use either Batiks, African Shirting Prints or premium quilting fabrics. These fabrics are known for having a higher thread count.
- Inner layer uses Kona Cottons, another higher thread count quilting fabric.
- My third/filter pocket layer (Recommended HEPA filters are optional, not included) are made of Jersey Cotton. This currently exceeds CDC recommendations. (As long as they're available. Otherwise a second layer of Kona Cotton is used)
- ⅛” to ¼” elastics (As long as they’re available). I chose to go with elastic instead of ties in hopes to provide a more snug fit on face. These thinner elastics are fairly comfortable and can be worn over the head or with your own alterations behind the ear.
- (NEWLY IMPROVED) Pocket for removable wire over the bridge of the nose to provide a better seal over the top of the mask. Great for glasses wearers!
- Edge stitching so your mask can retain it's shape after frequent washes.
- All fabrics have been preshrunk for your piece of mind and to ensure a consistent fit.
How do I choose my size?
In general, S/M fits most women or those with a smaller facial build. M/L fits most men or those with a fuller face. Take a measuring tape or string and ruler and measure approx a fingers width on the top of your nose to approx a fingers width under your chin. If the measurement is over 5" I would choose a M/L. If 5" or under, I'd choose a S/M.
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We are definitely in some unsure times in this new normal. It feels as if new information about this virus is discovered daily. Here's what we know:
- No one is exempt from catching this illness. Newborns to seniors are all susceptible.
- This virus can live on some surfaces for several days. This is why frequent sanitization of frequently used surfaces is suggested.
- Even though there are key symptoms to look for, we now know that there are asymptomatic carriers. These are seemingly “well” people who can pass on this illness to others without ever knowing.
This is why medical professionals are suggesting the general public to wear NON-MEDICAL grade masks while out in public.
What are the benefits?
- If we all act as if we, and all we encounter, have the virus by wearing masks in public it'll help slow the spread by asymptomatic individuals.
- Also masks keep you from unnecessarily touching your nose & mouth. Especially after touching surfaces that may carry active bacteria on them. Both are known entry points for the virus.
- MASKS ARE NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING. They are not an invitation to go on family outings. No one wants to give a sense of false safety by using fabric masks.
- Fabric masks are NOT MEDICAL GRADE and DO NOT completely protect you from bacteria or virus even with perfect usage. They are a tool to use as an added layer of protection while still practicing social distancing.
- SOAP, WATER, AND SOCIAL DISTANCING (yes, staying at home!) are still the BEST ways of preventing the spread of COVID-19. Fabric masks are an added layer of protection in situations when you NEED to be out and about.