How does your mask differ from a homemade mask?
While it is wonderful that people want to help by making homemade masks, they are generally made from regular cloth textiles such as cotton or cotton blends, which researchers say offers little protection against infectious diseases such as the new coronavirus. Manufacturers of medical masks use specialized materials made of a synthetic fiber—often polypropylene—formed into a web of fine filaments using what’s called melt-blown or spunbond technology. This non-woven polypropylene is capable of filtering out microscopic particles, which is why it’s preferred for medical-grade masks.
Our masks are made with 60gsm non-woven polypropylene as the outer layer, which provides a strong barrier with higher filtration than a cloth mask. Further, our masks are more than 2X the density (filtration) of a typical disposable surgical mask. The outer layer of our mask will REPEL outside, while the inner layer is comfortable and breathable.A 2015 study of roughly 1,600 workers at hospitals in Vietnam found nearly 97% of particles penetrated the cloth masks, versus 44% for medical masks. Workers who wore cloth masks also had higher rates of infection than those wearing surgical masks or those in an unmasked control group, perhaps in part because the cloth masks retained moisture.
What is a surgical mask?
Is your mask N95?
No, our mask is in the surgical mask catagory. See below
A surgical mask, also known as a procedure mask, medical mask or simply as a face mask, is intended to be worn by health professionals during surgery and during nursing to catch the bacteria shed in liquid droplets and aerosols from the wearer's mouth and nose. They are not designed to protect the wearer from inhaling airborne bacteria or virus particles and are less effective than respirators, such as N95 or FFP masks, which provide better protection due to their material, shape and tight seal.
Is your mask better than a cloth mask?
Yes. Our masks are made of Polypropylene which DOES NOT retain MOISTURE like a regular CLOTH MASK DOES.
What is your mask made of?
Outer Layer - 60g Non-Woven Polypropylene.
Inner Layer - Antibacterial, Breathable, Moisture Wicking Polyester.
Will your mask prevent Corona Virus?
No, we do not make any claims that our mask will prevent corona virus.
Our mask is intended to protect you from large droplets and the bacteria shed in coughing and sneezing. It also will keep the wearer from contaminating others by blocking the large droplets caused from coughing or sneezing.
How do I care for my mask?
Machine or hand wash, air dry. Our high-tech fabrics dry within minutes. You may want to iron both sides on low-medium heat to crisp up the pleating.
Is your mask comfortable to wear?
Yes. The layer against your face is very soft and breathable.
Can I breathe well in your mask?
Yes, our mask is designed to be very comfortable and make it easy to breath.
Where is your mask made?
Our mask is made in North America.
Do you take returns?
Due to sanitary reasons, our masks are non refundable.