All handmade face masks produced and sold via handmadefacemasks.org are not guaranteed to protect you 100% from contracting the flu, COVID-19 or any other illness. This is said for every face mask produced – handmade or retail.
While our masks will aid in extra protection in regards to contracting illnesses such as the flu, COVID-19, etc, they are not a guarantee.
Our masks help people to not touch their faces. They offer a pocket where an external filter can be inserted for extra protection and filtration of germs and cells.
All masks are made using a 2-layer system derived from cotton fabric. They are made with elastic ear bands or tied backs and are stretchable and adjustable to cover the mouth, chin and nose. Additionally there is a slit at the top of the mask for easy insertion and removal of a small wire, bread tie, paper clip or pipe cleaner – if one should desire a more rigid fit around the nose. If you choose to use a wire, make sure to remove it prior to washing.
All fabric is pre-washed to reduce shrinkage.
In regards to washing and drying your face mask, we recommend the following.
Wash the mask along with a normal load of laundry. Lay the mask flat and let air dry.
In regards to the COVID-19 virus:
The CDC recommends that masks are worn in public settings, ie; grocery stores, essential work places. If you are ill, or may think that you have come into contact with the COVID-19 virus, a mask should be worn.
The CDC also recommends that handmade face masks are worn by the general public and to save the professional face masks (N95s) for the front line health care workers.
Always wash your hands before putting your mask on and always wash your hands prior to taking the mask off.
**Due to COVID-19, we are unable to offer returns or refunds on masks. If there is an issue with your mask, please contact us and we can provide a replacement.