BUY 2 <> DONATE 2, Organic Cotton Face Masks
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Great masks and very comfortable.
Comfy and easy to wear. I carry a couple in my bag when I go out for if I need to go into a store or something. They launder really well (though they tend to get a bit wrinkly in the dryer), and they will shrink a bit on the hot cycle, so you should wash them on cold (they don't shrink enough to not fit any more, though, they just get a little more snug around the nose & chin areas.)
Not used them yet but the look great thank you
I LOVE these organic cotton face masks! They are soft and comfortable, and most importantly, breathable! With the disposable face masks, you keep feeling your hot breath, which is very uncomfortable (at least, it is for me!). It almost made me feel claustrophobic, and I wanted to take off the mask. These super-soft cotton masks are so much more comfortable, and washable, so I'm also keeping the disposable masks out of the landfill! In California (where I live) we can't go anywhere without a mask on, so it's really important that I have a comfortable mask to wear. I also just found out that for the next school year, teachers MUST wear a mask while they are teaching. I'm SO glad these comfortable and breathable masks are available! I can't imagine having to wear an uncomfortable mask all day while teaching. I told the principal of our school about these masks, because I want all the people I teach with to be comfortable, too!
Oh wow!! I'm so happy we were abe to help Julia, thank you so much for your feedback, and for passing along our information! We appreciate that so much!
I Protect You. You Protect Me.
etee's 100% organic cotton face masks are handmade in Toronto. They are reusable and washable, and therefore do not contribute to the global shortage of masks, while providing an alternative to single use synthetic masks.
Each mask is double layered with elastic loops and a built-in pocket for replaceable filters.
Note: masks will ship in 1-2 weeks. Colours and patterns may vary.
For every mask purchased, etee will donate a mask to a local hospital to be used by visitors and discharged patients
Jen - featured above - developed the pattern (after a ton of research) and sewed the first batch of 200. She's an awesome woman and a key member of our production team. Since the Covid-crisis she's been staying home a couple days a week to help with her kids and so this sewing project is just one of many she's been playing with while at home.
How Effective are Cloth Masks?
There has been a lot of debate about the wearing of masks - some scientific and some cultural. The opinions vary greatly depending on the Country of origin, but in recent days, western experts are starting to embrace the idea. And while N95 'surgical' grade masks should be kept for front line workers, cotton masks such as these are gaining support in helping to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, particularly for people who are carrying the virus, but don't have symptoms.
"Writing last month, Adrien Burch, an expert in microbiology at the University of California, Berkeley, noted that "despite hearing that face masks 'don't work,' you probably haven't seen any strong evidence to support that claim. That's because it doesn't exist.In fact, there is evidence of the exact opposite: that masks help prevent viral infections like the current pandemic....
"Based on the research, face masks are much more likely to help than to hurt," according to Burch. "Even if it's just a homemade cloth mask, if you wear it correctly and avoid touching it, the science suggests that it won't hurt you and will most likely reduce your exposure to the virus."
(CNN, James Griffiths, April 1, 2020)
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Avoid touching your mask while on your face. After use, put it directly in the washing machine and be sure to wash your hands.