Fabric masks do not substitute use of a medical face mask. However, they are barriers to help control contact spread from hands to face. After all, we do all touch our faces constantly.
A face mask also serves as a ‘social nudge’ to observe better distancing. Furthermore, a face mask protects others if you are a carrier or have a cold, by limiting salivary spray.
These face masks are made of tightly woven (high thread count) 100% cotton fabric. They also have an inbuilt pocket to house any filter material you may wish to use. We have included a starter filter made of non-woven polyester material – sterilisable, reusable.
Patterns of fabric vary according to availability. Please let us know what your preference is – an email is helpful; we can then send you images of what we have been able to source.
Care of the barrier mask: Soap kills viruses. Wash the mask in soapy water after use, at the very least once a day.
Care of the filter (if using): Change ofter if you have disposables (such as HEPA, or surgical masks). For re-usable filters, place in a bowl, pour in boiling water, leave for a few minutes, and hang to dry.