choices: just filter - 5 face mask with pocket - 20 face mask with pocket + a filter - 25 please state fabric choice from pictured choices 1-14 if you are purchasing a facemask, we will confirm that we have your chosen fabric when we email you
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masks: Our Masks have a soft flexible wire nose piece to fit the mask flush to the face. All 4 corners have elastic straps that can be tied behind the head or u can cut to the desired length to tie on each side to go around your ears, whichever style u prefer. I have nurse friends that say they don't usually prefer the 1s that go behind their ears because they wear glasses. I'm not a seamstress, but I do sew from time to time, full disclosure :)
filters: we are following a Nurse's instructions on how to make N95 filters. Our filters have a layer of filtratration material that blocks bacterial and virus particulates and another breathable fine filter for added protection. We have not done any medical or scientific study to research effectiveness.
We originally made our mask out of personal necessity in our ceramic shop. The dry particulates in the air with clay and glaze are toxic. We wear N95 filtered masks when we work with these mediums. Of course, now there are no N95s. We started making our own. In our design, our mask needed to fit flush against our face to prevent any of these particles from getting through. Our masks have a built in soft wire nose piece to easily form to the wearer's face while not sliding up or down. It has flat elastic on all 4 corners so we can decide how tight we would like it on each of our faces. The flat elastic doesn't leave marks while still being flush to our face. Our pleats compliment the other 2 fitted featured by closing the side openings on the mask once opened up on the face. When accordianed out, the pleats draw the mask to fit the face. Our pleats are hand sewn with a heavier outdoor thread for added durability as this area will be folded and unfolded a lot adding wear. We have included a filter pocket on our so we could go with or without a filter. We have chosen breathable cotton for more comfort while wearing for extended amounts of time. Much research went into our N95 compliant filters as well. Our masks are made with a level of thought and protection we expect for ourselves, our family and wanted to offer to others. Stay safe!