Our cotton knit fabric masks are made from 2 layers of cotton knit blended fabrics. Our ties are long enough to wrap around your head and tie tightly to avoid gaping on the edges. Please make sure you wash your hands before you use the mask, and immediately after taking the mask off. This mask does not replace the requirement for proper medical PPE and is used only as an additional precaution as per the WHO - it is not medical grade.
***Available in the following colours: Grey Turquoise Green Heathered pink Heathered grey
**Please note if you have a specific colour choice in the notes at check-out - otherwise you will receive what is available at time of your order**
** We are donating 1 mask for every mask purchased! We have been able to support Grey Nuns volunteer program, frontline workers, the Bissell Centre, Safe place women's shelter.** Thank you for assisting us in giving back!
From Alberta Health Services
I am worried about catching COVID-19. Should I wear a mask if I have to leave my house or when in public?
Wearing a non-medical mask, such as a homemade cloth mask, has not been proven to protect the person wearing it. However, wearing a non-medical mask may be helpful in protecting others around you. This because face coverings are another way to cover your mouth and nose to prevent respiratory droplets from contaminating other people or surfaces.
Additionally, wearing a mask may stop you from touching your nose and mouth. If you choose to wear a non-medical mask or face covering:
Ensure your mask is well-fitted and does not gape at the sides.
Be aware that masks can become contaminated on the outside. Avoid moving or adjusting the mask. Assume the mask has been contaminated and take proper precautions.
Critically, if you wear a mask, you must wash your hands before putting it on, as well as before and after taking it off.
Cloth masks should be worn only a short time, as there is some evidence that they can trap virus particles after they become damp, which may put the wearer at greater risk.
For those choosing to wear non-medical masks, it may be prudent to carry a bag with several clean masks in it, as well as a plastic bag that can be used to safely store used masks until they can be washed at home.
It is critical that used masks be carefully handled to avoid spreading infection to others
When removing the mask - take the ties from the back of the head - DO NOT TOUCH the front of the mask, and throw it directly into a plastic bag or washing machine, wash on hot, dry on hot, use colour safe bleach if desired.