These masks are made from machine-washable and dryer-safe fabrics, and go on with elastic loops that go around your ears. The elastics will be sent to you threaded into their casings but NOT joined into loops, so you can knot them at the right length for you. This is the only way we can accommodate everyone’s size and personal preferences.
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.
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).
We ship via Canada Post. Ten masks fit into a small parcel that normally arrives in western Canada within 2-4 business days. Please note that Canada Post may have suspended its normal delivery guarantees. If you want to get them faster, contact us for a quote on expedited shipping methods. If you want a larger quantity, please contact us directly.
We pick the fabrics for this pack. They won’t necessarily be fabrics you see elsewhere on this website, too. 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 (which means you shouldn’t order this variety 10-pack). 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.
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.