DISCLAIMER: NON-MEDICAL GRADE CLOTH FACEMASK - these do NOT take the place of N95 masks and are not meant to be used in a surgical setting or other setting of high exposure. For information on use and disinfecting, see the CDC website at www.cdc.gov
According to all the newest research, cloth masks protect those around you, and also you, from the Covid-19 virus roughly 60-85% better (depends on fabric and how many layers of protection) than not wearing a mask. Cotton is considered the best material for cloth masks as it has fuzzy fibers that filter better than the smoother fibers of synthetic fabrics or silks. Bandanas and 1 layer masks offer a bit of protection, but more layers are way better.
One of our local clothing manufacturers has come up with these nice quality 3-ply dyeable masks (sewn with cotton thread!) - made of 2 outer layers of the same heavier 100% Cotton Jersey as our Playdresses and Farmer's dresses, and although these do not have a filter pocket, they do have a middle layer of non-fusible interlining for extra filtration. The ear pieces are knotted elastic with a bead so that the length can be adjusted. Several men who tried the prototypes have told us that these work better for them, as many masks with a one-size-fits all approach have ear loops that are not long enough for folks with larger heads. These have good coverage of the face, with a wire in the nose and they fit well below the chin. The interlining gives them some body so they stand a little off your nose so you can breath better, without gapping.
Since it looks like we are going to be wearing masks for awhile, why not dye some in all the colors to match your wardrobe. We've also noticed that tie-dyed masks get a lot of attention - folks ask where you got them, then you can offer to make them some too!
PLEASE - NO RETURNS on face masks for obvious reasons!
*These will hold up to many many washings as well as dyeing. We have noticed that when they are dried in a drier, they do bunch up a little, so a touch of an iron, or smoothing and blocking them while still a little damp, makes the inside smoother and helps them to retain their shape better.
**Legally, we have to put a tag inside, which could be irritating, but we have made it so the tag can be easily removed without damaging the mask.
Made in: UNITED STATES (USA)
Now with black elastic on ear pieces;