*The most recent newsletter mentioned a sale on organic cotton face masks, to clarify, the sale is on this single face mask.
Wearing a face mask is highly recommended in settings where physical distancing is difficult such as in public transportation or at indoor public spaces.
Many single use face masks are made with synthetic plastic-based materials and are disposed of after just one use, which contributes to the plastic pollution problem. Some reusable masks are made of polyester or a blend of cotton and polyester. While polyester has not been shown to be more efficient than cotton or linen at preventing the spread of the virus, polyester does generate microplastic particles when it is washed. The potential for breathing in these micro-particles exists and the risk to the environment that microplastics pose from laundry water has been well-researched and documented.
These organic cotton masks are washable, repairable, non-plastic and 100% GOTS certified organic. They are made with 2 layers of tightly woven fabric (as suggested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) and can be washed and re-used repeatedly. They should be washed after each use. They are made as one-size-fits-all but if it is a bit large for you, you may cross the elastics and fold up the bottom layer to adjust tightly. It is important that the mask fit snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face.
They are breathable, lightweight and an Earth-friendly alternative to their plastic counterparts. These masks do not contribute to the global shortage of face masks as they are reusable. Along with wearing a mask, social distancing and thorough hand washing should continue to be practiced to help prevent the spread of any virus.
VERY IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE: These cotton masks are unregulated and do not provide the same health protection as regulated N95 respirators or surgical masks. For more details on N95 respirators and surgical masks see this information provided by the US Food and Drug Administration: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/personal-protective-equipment-infection-control/n95-respirators-and-surgical-masks-face-masks
Like anything you receive online, please make sure to wash your mask when you receive it. It is recommended to mark one corner of one side of your mask with a dot in order to identify the front and back of your mask.
This mask is sold as a single mask.
Dimensions of each mask: 18 x 9 cm / 7" x 3.5"
Materials: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.
Care Instructions: Machine wash and tumble dry or hand wash and line dry to extend the life of your mask. Masks should be washed after each use.
Country of Manufacture: China.
Health and Environment: Plastic-free, zero-waste, BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free, lead-free.
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