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Back by demand, our new and improved non-medical masks feature a better fit, an added third filtration layer, and the option for you to add the type of fastener that you prefer!
These masks are designed to be worn for longer periods of time, and to create a better seal on your face. The included one piece strap loops around your head or the back of your neck, is adjusted, and tied closed, to help avoid ear pain. This tie is removable, which means if you prefer, you can add your own elastic or other type of closure to the mask.
Our cloth masks have:
- two layers of dense, breathable, washable fabric. The layers are different colours or fabrics so that you can clearly see which is the inside
a filter layer of organic silk to increase the filtration effectiveness of the mask
- adjustable straps to tie and secure your mask to your head, or that you can knot and tie behind your ears
- removable strap so that you can add your favourite closure type
- been pre-washed and shrunk to increase density
These masks are not medical grade and should not be worn by medical professionals in a health care setting.
Public health officers in Canada are recommending that you wear a non-medical cloth mask to help slow the spread of COVID-19. In New Brunswick, masks are now required in public spaces, and in outdoor spaces where physical distancing is not possible.
We will be donating $1 from each mask to the local food bank and $1 to Transition House (our local women's shelter.)
What you will receive
You will receive your mask, washing instructions, care instructions, and educational information about how your non-medical mask will and will not protect you. All mask sales are final.
Shipping and Delivery Options
You'll receive an estimated shipping or pickup date when you place your pre-order.
Our current estimated delivery or pick up date will be 7 days from the time of your order. If we can fulfill sooner, or there will be a delay, will we let you know ASAP!
Please note that these cannot be shipped as regular letter post, so that there is a minimum shipping cost to ship as a package.
If you are local to St. Stephen, NB, choose the local delivery/pickup option when you check out, and we will be in touch to let you know when your order is ready, and arrange a drop off/pick up.
The masks are available in 3 sizes.
- Small is suitable for children.
- Medium is recommended for most teens and people with, well, medium sized faces!
- Large is recommended for those that don't fall into the categories we described above.
Colours and Materials
Our masks are made with a soft, yarn dyed 100% cotton gingham layer on the inside and an outer hemp/organic cotton layer. There is a centre layer of undyed organic silk to provide extra hydrostatic filtration.The fabrics are densely woven, pre-washed and shrunk, and soft against the skin. They are also Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified, so you can trust you won't be placing toxic materials on your face, and that the fabrics were manufactured in facilities with ethical treatment of workers and environmental pollution monitoring.
General Mask Information
The number one thing you can do to protect yourself and others is to reduce the number of people you are in contact with, wash your hands frequently and remain physically distant from others.
Any mask is better than not wearing a mask, however staying at home is better than ANY mask you could wear.
This mask will not protect you from contracting COVID-19.
Wearing a cloth mask is a way to protect other people from being exposed to you and potential germs you may carry, by reducing the number of droplets you exhale from reaching others. It can also reduce the number of droplets you inhale.
We do ask that you please only order the number of masks that you actually need. You will only be able to order a maximum of 6 masks so that more people will be able to get a mask. The masks are washable and reusable.
Larger orders/bulk orders
If you want to order a larger number of masks, please email Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange separately.
We have capacity to produce between 10-20 masks a day, while attending to our own health, wellness, and safety during this time. If we receive enough orders that there will be a delay of more than 4 days in shipping your mask, we will let you know and we will pause ordering to allow us to catch up. Please understand as well that our postal system is under a lot of stress and delays in shipping are beyond our control.
Thank you for your interest, and thank you for your understanding if we take a little bit to answer your questions. We're working as fast as we can!