MSRP $90.00 USD
Precision - ADJUSTABLE - Organic Cotton Face Masks
I like them
I wanted to love these masks. They seem to be well made and the nose wire is long enough to actually mold to the top of your nose (unlike similar masks I bought elsewhere); however, my nose is apparently too big for the mask, because when I mold the nose wire to my nose, I get bunching in the fabric across the top of my cheeks, resulting in a lot of air leakage and lowered efficacy. It also feels like it's pressing down on my nose the entire time which is uncomfortable. If there was a little more space for my nose they would be perfect, unfortunately as is they are barely wearable.
They are just fine , they do what I expected
As a healthcare worker I’ve worn many masks. I put this in the middle. Quality is decent. Like the fabric and shape. Also like the wire in nose area. I find the adjustable ear loops to be very uncomfortable in this particular mask, and have a harder time breathing in it.
We appreciate your feedback Emily. And thank you for all that you are doing <3
I had some of the first masks from etee, but the product development now is perfect. The adjustable ear elastics work very well, so my husband and I can share them (after washings, of course - in the washing machine.) The shape is also perfect - no more squished nose, which also makes it easier to breathe. The nose wire also helps keep it in place. I also like that the fabric is organic and dense enough to be a good protection, and that there is space for a filter.
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.
Colours sent may vary.
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 helps her continue to work, while staying 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 recently, western experts are embracing the idea of using masks. And while N95 'surgical' grade masks should be kept for front line healthcare 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)
What's more: "The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is now advising Americans to voluntarily wear a basic cloth or fabric face mask when they go out to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus.” Los Angeles Times, April 3, 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.