100% Cotton, exclusive of trim Made in USA Made in Alaska
This is a handmade face mask that is intended to help reduce exposure and transmission of respiratory infections. It is made from 2 layers of 100% cotton material and is washable and reusable. It is not a medical mask or surgical mask. It features two layers of cotton fabric, head straps, and a contouring nose wire which is an adjustable/moldable metal insert over the nose and cheeks for optimizing fit and protection. This item is offered with pleats to adjust to fit a wide range of adult face sizes, as well as range of motion for talking. There is also an interior pocket for holding filters or filter material of your choice. We can offer the standard size without nose contour wire as well upon request.
We are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 and the lack of medical grade surgical masks for use by medical personnel that will be needed in the coming months. We have decided to produce a low cost reusable/washable mask for every day people to have access to so that we, the general population, have an alternative option and not hoard surgical masks and N95 masks, and save those for the health care providers that will certainly need them most.
Face masks, including handmade ones like this, can help prevent transmission and reduce exposure to respiratory infections. The idea is, if you have symptoms, you wear one to help contain the particles in your coughs and sneezes from getting out and around in your surroundings. This reduces the likelihood of someone else coming in contact with those particles and becoming infected and spreading the infection on. If you are in a public place and need to interact with someone with symptoms, the mask can help reduce particles and droplets from getting on your nose and mouth. It can additionally help reduce your likelihood of touching these areas with non-clean hands. All in all, research shows that masks, weather professional or handmade, help as an affordable and effective intervention.
We kindly ask that you choose to wear one of these normal masks from us or any other maker over hoarding the limited supply of surgical masks that will most certainly not be available in the quantities the medical professionals will need to take care of the many patients that will need their care in the outbreak.
In our exposure reduction masks, we have used two layers of cotton to optimize particle capture and breathability. We have added the contoured metallic nose piece for optimal fit and improved performance, as well as long straps that can be tied to adjust to various face sizes and be more comfortable tied behind the head rather than around the ear.
Our color options are from a selection of colorful fabrics and prints. We can give you a selection based on your preferences. Plain solid colors are available as well, including plain white. To get the orders out to you the fastest, please choose "Any Color/Print."
We can also make ear loop straps instead of head straps on request. Thank you.
First class package is the typical shipping method. We will ship your order as soon as possible, usually within 3 business days, depending on daily production and demand! Local Anchorage pick up is available, please use code "PICKUP" at checkout to not be charged shipping, and contact us to arrange (firstname.lastname@example.org). Free shipping for all orders over $49USD.
ADULT sizing w/ wire + pocket - this option has a flexible adjustable wire sewn in over the nose and cheeks to adjust to the contours of your face for a better fit and better protection AND a pocket opening on the inside to insert individual filters or filter material (not included with face mask).
We can also make small child size masks upon request - please specify in order notes.
Due to the nature of this product type and the current global health situation this is not an item we can accept returns or exchanges on. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for taking the time to learn about our face masks.