“Put On a Good Face” Mask

$13.00$20.00

Don your best game face with “Put On A Good Face” masks.

These washable, reusable face masks are hand-made by Canadian artisans in British Columbia from either three layers of tightly woven or tight-knit but relatively breathable materials (very important for wearability).  Or you can opt for a two-layer-plus-filter-pocket design so you can insert your own reusable or disposable filter as the fourth layer.

We tweaked the shape so it cups over your nose and chin and hugs your face, reducing gaps around the edges which could admit or let out any droplets.

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Description

These masks go on with elastics around your ears, which will be sent to you threaded into their casings but not tied into a loop, so you can customize the length to your own preference.  Once you’ve tied the knot, you can rotate the loop so the knot is hidden in the casing.

Or if you don’t like the feel of ear elastics, just replace them with ribbons or shoelaces that tie behind your head for a more customized fit.  If you need instructions on how, look here.

We’re doing our very 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 our best to maintain this for as long as the need exists and our materials hold out.

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).

Ear Rescue Straps Upgrade

Ear Rescue straps consist of two separate straps, one adjustable with Velcro and one super-soft elastic, that go behind your head and take all the pressure off your ears.  You can have perfectly comfortable, pain-free ears even at the end of a long day of mask wearing!

You can learn more about the Ear Rescue strap system here or in the announcement post.

If you think you need extra-long or -short straps, or want them for a child, please contact us for instructions for custom measurements.

Alternative Mask Styles

If you have a very long chin, or if you have beard or stubble that tends to pull down masks, check out the Ziggurat mask or Accordion mask.

If you want maximum breathability and lots of 3D space, try the Gondola mask.  For a mask that provides height above the nose and mouth but takes up less real estate on your face, try the Anteater masks.

If you want a more structured mask that still offers good nose clearance, or an interesting mask for a special event, try the Sparrowhawk mask.

If your glasses tend to fog up in masks, your best bets are the Gondola and the Ziggurat masks.

Shipping

We ship up to five masks via Canada Post’s letter mail and, as such, cannot offer tracking numbers.  Larger quantities are shipped via Canada Post expedited parcel and include a tracking number.  If you want to get them faster, contact us for a quote on expedited shipping methods.

Fabric Choices

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 want to use bleach on your masks, you may want to stick to white cotton.  Warning: bleach can also cause elastics to degrade prematurely, meaning you may need to replace them periodically.  Read the FAQ on why you don’t necessarily need bleach, unless you just like using it.

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.

Sizes

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.

Disclaimers

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.

Please read the FAQ and the Mask Wear and Care instructions before using any 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.

Additional information

Weight .02 kg
Fabric

Surprise Me (from the gallery)!, Kitty's Choice (anything from her collection), To match my Hana Apron-Dress, Cotton, Blue Gingham, Cotton, Brown, Dark, Cotton, Brown Giraffe Print, Cotton, Doggy Print, Cotton, Eggplant, Cotton, Green & Gold Scroll, Cotton, Grey Basket-Weave, Cotton, Hawaiian Floral, Cotton, Ivory Scroll Print, Cotton, Night Sky, Cotton, Purple Crosshatch, Cotton, Red, Mottled, Cotton, White, Cotton Flannel, Neon Green Giraffe Print, Cotton Flannel, Sea Creatures, Poly-Blend, Black Striped, Satin, Leaf Green, Suiting, Red with Black Flocking, Suiting, Royal Blue with Black Flocking, T-shirt Knit, Orange, T-shirt Knit, Purple Floral, T-shirt Knit, Navy, T-shirt Knit, Pink & Black Striped, T-shirt Knit, Black Pinstripe, Tapestry, Hot Pink, Tartan, Black Watch, Cotton, Holiday Paisley, Cotton, Holly, Cotton, Green & Gold Snowflake, Cotton, Black & Gold Snowflake, Cotton, Blue Scroll & Check, I've emailed you with my choice

Size

Adult, High Fit, Adult, Low Fit, Adult X-Small/Tween, Child

Strap Style

Elastic loop, Ear Rescue

Layers

Three-Layer (Regular), Three-Layer (PPL), Two-Layer Plus Filter Pocket

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