These washable, reusable face masks are hand-made by Canadian artisans in British Columbia. We use two layers of tightly woven or tight-knit but relatively breathable materials which are safe to wear against facial skin — very important for long-term wearability.
Generous pleats make room for your nose and open up when you talk, which can prevent the mask from riding up or down for some wearers (especially if you have a longer face). For men, pleats may provide more coverage for beards and/or keep stubble from catching on and pulling the mask down too far.
Consider getting more than one mask per person so you can wash and dry used masks after every wearing, especially if anyone in your family has cold-like symptoms, or if you’re in contact with other people for your job.
Adjustable ties that go behind the head allow you to customize the tightness for maximum comfort, and are a good choice for people with sensitive ears.
Ties vs. Elastics?
You can order your mask with either (a) elastic ear loops or (b) ties at the top & bottom of the mask. However, please be aware that you won’t be able to replace elastics as easily as you can for “Put on a Good Face” masks (it can be done, but it’s more work).
Questions about Masks
If you have questions about the usefulness, care instructions, and safety of face masks, read through these frequently asked questions.
If you’re still trying to figure out why you should or shouldn’t wear masks in public, here’s a critical thinker’s guide to face masks.
If you find your glasses fog up, find your mask fabric sticks to your skin in hot weather, or feel like you have trouble breathing freely in a mask, you might want to check out our new Ziggurat mask.
All fabrics are have been put through a washer and dryer before cutting out the masks, so you can safely machine-wash and tumble-dry them. Remember that nose-pieces may rust or degrade rapidly with bleach. Read more to decide whether you want a nose-piece or not. If you intend to use bleach, you should stick with white cotton only and opt for the nose-piece at your own risk.
We ship via Canada Post. Up to five masks travel by letter mail and do not have tracking numbers. Larger quantities are shipped via parcel and tracking number is provided. Note that Canada Post has suspended delivery guarantees. If you want to get them faster, contact us for a quote on expedited shipping methods.
The product image shows an Accordion mask with a wire nose-piece and elastic ear loops.
Remember that no masks can offer full protection against any kind of infection or danger. These are offered for fashion and personal comfort reasons only, same as any other masks that are not specifically produced to medical specifications. Please read the FAQ and the Mask Wear and Care instructions before using any masks!
For your safety and ours, returns or exchanges are absolutely not possible with all face masks!
We’re doing our best to keep prices as low as humanly possible to help ensure everyone who wants masks can have them right now. So we’re offering them for the cost of materials, plus minimum wage for our sewing time. We’ll try to maintain this for as long as the need exists and our materials hold out.
Of course, being smart and educated people, you already know that none of this should ever be taken as medical advice or meant to substitute for official and standardized medical equipment, and is meant for personal choice and fashion purposes. Do the hand-washing, social distancing thing! And if you think you or yours have an illness, call your doctor. Though of course there’s no reason you shouldn’t do any of these things while wearing puppy dog print or hot pink fabrics on your face.