Our handmade cotton face masks are a generous size, and feature a lining fabric on the back and elastic loops for wearing around the ears. There is an option to add an opening along the bottom seam for placing an additional filter inside such as a tissue, piece of kitchen roll or other filter. Each mask has a wire insert along the top seam so that the face mask fits snuggly around the nose, this is particularly helpful if you wear glasses as it helps stop them steaming up.
Whilst this is not a medically appoved face mask, it is a well made home made mask, and with the addition of a filter inside the lining such as a HEPA vacuum bag filter, it could offer a very high degree of filtering protection to the nose and mouth.
'A well made home-fashioned mask may help the greater good if you are an asymptomatic spreader, and it may offer protection to the healthy individual, if washed and kept clean and if praticing social distancing and washing hands.' (BBC Radio 4, More or Less: behind the stats).
Made from 100% cotton print and plain cotton lining. Each mask is packed in a poly bag with the date and time it was made to allow users to leave in the bag for a period of 72 hours before wearing, and can wash the mask before use. After wearing your face mask each time, simply remove and discard any additional protection or filter from the inside, and be sure to wash the face mask in a 30-40c wash cycle, or handwash between each wearing.
Handmade in England. £13.50 (no filter pocket) £15 (with filter pocket)
£1 from the sale of each mask will be donated to a local charity providing a safe door-door delivery service for key workers and anyone who feels isolated during COVID-19.