3 Layer Cotton Mask with elastic ear loops
Safe and comfortable, handmade face masks made with 3 layers of 100% high quality Cotton - (outer layer, lining layer and filter pocket layer).
"...filtering experiments show tightly woven 100% cotton outperforming most synthetics. This may be because synthetic fibers are relatively smooth at the microscopic level, while cotton fibers have a somewhat three-dimensional structure that likely creates additional barriers to both outgoing and incoming particles." - MIT Medical (08/2020)
Adjustable metal nose piece gaurantees a comfortable and secure fit.
1/4" wide elastic ear loops ensure quick and easy on and off.
*UPDATE* - as of 01/2021 elastic ear loops now come equipped with rubber size adjusters for an even more customized fit.
***SEE SLIDES IN ITEM PICS FOR SIZING INFO and COLOR/PATTERN OPTIONS
Please note that each mask is carefully handmade. Therefore, slight variations are to be expected, even in masks made from the same bolt of fabric.
***HEPA FILTERS SOLD SEPARATELY
for additional protection, removeable HEPA filter inserts are also available. See separate listing in my shop.
HEPA filters are shown to effectively capture and trap ultrafine virus particles as small as 0.01 microns. (The virus that causes COVID-19 is much larger at approximately 0.125 microns in diameter - so, no problem for these filters).
Each mask is completely washer/dryer safe, however for best results, I recommend hand washing or machine washing in a mesh bag on delicate cycle. Reshape and hang dry or machine dry on low heat.
Masks are not designed or intended to prevent, mitigate, treat, diagnose or cure any disease or health condition, including COVID-19/Coronavirus. Masks are intended for general public use only. They are non-sterile and are not intended for use in any clinical or surgical setting or where exposure to bodily or hazardous fluids may be expected, where the risk of exposure through inhalation is high, or near intense heat or flammable gas. Masks are not surgical masks, personal protective equipment, or filtering respirators (such as N95 masks). ANY MEDICAL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT IS WITH THE BUYER.
*** For sanitary reasons, returns are not accepted for this item