3 Layer Cotton Mask with Velcro Neck Strap
Safe and comfortable, handmade face mask with elastic ear loops and adjustable velcro neck strap. This innovative design is a safer and more protective alternative to popular neck gaiters (which recent studies have shown to be inaffective in preventing the spread of Covid-19).
Unlike conventional gaiters, these masks are 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 nose wire gaurantees a comfortable and secure fit.
Neck strap design provides a convenient way to keep your mask readily availble around your neck, when not in use. Concave mask shape keeps the inner layer of mask close to the body so as limit its exposure to foreign elements.
Ear loops provide a quick way to pull mask up from around neck and into proper position, without resorting to touching the outer front layer of the mask near mouth or nose. Minimizing cross contamination.
*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