These masks go on with elastics around your ears, which you can easily adjust for fit. Please be aware that the elastics will be sent to you threaded in their casings but not joined into a loop, so you can knot them at the right length for you. Once you’ve tied the knot, you can rotate the loop so the it’s hidden in the casing.
Consider getting more than one per person so you can wash and dry used masks frequently, especially if anyone in your family has cold-like symptoms. All masks are made from machine-washable and dryer-safe fabrics for easy laundering.
Filter pocket or not?
You can opt to go with three layers (regular price) or two layers plus a filter pocket ($2 extra). If you’re not sure which is best for you, you can find out more in our Big Mask Update (part 1, part 2, and part 3).
Polypropylene middle layer
Since some people have been asking, we’re offering the option of making the middle layer (in three-layer masks only) out of garment-grade non-woven polypropylene fabric for an additional $2. Otherwise, we’ll just use the usual tight-woven, breathable fabric for the middle layer.
If you want to know more about the pros and cons of polypropylene as a mask or filter material, you can find out in our Big Mask Update (part 3).
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. All elastics will degrade faster with heat, so feel free to replace them as they wear out. If you need instructions, look here.
If you would like a different material, colour, or print, please contact us with your requests.
If you have questions about the usefulness, care instructions, and safety of face masks, read through these frequently asked questions. 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 dogs or giraffe fabrics on your face….
Put On A Good Face masks are currently available in four sizes: two adult, one adult XS/tween, and one child. Not sure which size you want? Look here for some guidance.
Adult (High fit): Best for people with higher nose bridges, aquiline or larger noses, or a more forward mid-face area.
Adult (Low fit): Best for people with low nose bridges, small or button noses, or a a flatter facial plane. This fit would also be better if you like the feeling of fabric sitting closer to your face all over.
Adult X-Small/Tween: For adults with very narrow and/or small faces, teens with small faces, or pre-teen-aged children.
Child: A smaller version of adult masks, meant for older children who can understand how masks work. Not for kids young enough to think masks are for chewing or throwing at grandma. PLEASE read entirely through the FAQ (especially the part about “Can I put a mask on my child?”) before considering masks for children. Needless to say, if your child has any medical condition/s, consult your doctor before trying any mask. If s/he finds a mask uncomfortable for any reason, or finds it hard to breathe through one, be ready to take it off immediately. Remember, any object can be a choking hazard if a child decides to make it one, and masks offer no guarantee of any kind of protection.
For your safety and ours, returns or exchanges are absolutely not possible with face masks!
IMPORTANT: Remember that no masks can offer full protection against any kind of infection or danger. No info on this site should be taken as medical advice. These masks are not meant to substitute for standardized medical equipment. If you have health-related concerns, talk to your physician.
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.