"give a mask, get a mask"
With the order of each mask, we donate at least one mask to those that are most vulnerable in our communities - homeless shelters/services, underserved remote Native American communities, and other high risk individuals in our community.
These three-layer non-medical masks are constructed based on the design & specs from Suay Sew Shop in LA who discovered after testing dozens of fabrics, that adding two industrial shop towels and using a design that produces a tighter-fit, they could make a mask that filters particles 2 to 3 times better than cotton alone.
- mask is reusable, and washable by hand.
- durable cotton outside-facing layer
- Inner two sewn-in filter layers are non-woven polypropylene Hydroknit (shop towels). High-tech HydroKnit is a fast-absorbing, durable cloth-like industrial material
- nose wire is inside the seam
- extra long elastic ties rather than loops ensure a tighter fit that don't loosen over time
- elastic binding all around. Each mask uses almost 90" of elastic
Sizes: The mask comes in two sizes for best fit. Please specify at checkout what size you need:
- Youth (7-12) size mask is designed for children, kids, and adolescents 50-90 lbs
- Small size mask fits most young or petite adults and women 90-125 lbs
- Medium/Regular size mask fits most most people 126-179 lbs
- Larger size mask has 5% more fabric (seems to fit people over 180lbs).
Masks are hand made in the USA by a family of professional tailors in East Los Angeles.
Please note that we use Wypall X80 shop towels for filters, which come in blue, red, and white. Therefore tou may receive a mask with either blue, white, or red on the interior filter.
Thank you for your support!!
Mask Storage: Hang the mask in a designated area, or store in its own paper bag or cardboard box, one bag/box per mask. Take care that the exterior of the mask does not come into contact with skin, or other hard surfaces.
Mask Care instructions: Hand wash in warm water with soap. Hang dry or on "gentle" cycle with a towel. It is recommend that you hand wash these masks to extend their life.
This mask is not intended for medical purposes. No refunds or returns are available.