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Fabric Face Masks

Facemasks intended for personal use in non-medical settings

When the need arises to step outside wearing a face mask can be a thoughtful and considerate choice right now. It's a practical step you can add to your other safety best practices, such as social distancing and washing your hands. With included elastic banding, these face masks are designed to fit snugly (yet comfortably) around your lower face, without irritating your skin.

Face Mask Specifications

  • Lightweight 200gsm Unhemmed Single Layer Fabric
  • Designed for personal use only
  • OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified
  • Fabric mask with elastic bands
  • Machine-washable polyester
  • One size fits most
  • Supplied in sealed bags of 5

Face Mask Tips: How to wear & wash your masks

We strongly recommend you follow the below tips, which outline how to put on, take off and clean your face masks.
How to put on a face mask:
  1. Wash your hands with soap and water (or hand sanitizer) before you touch the mask.
  2. Raise the mask to nose level, then place the elastic band over the crown of your head.
  3. Pull the bottom of the mask down, over your mouth and chin.
  4. Mold or press the mask's upper edge to the shape of your nose.

How to remove a face mask

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water (or hand sanitizer) before you touch the mask.
  2. Reach back to touch the elastic band. Do not touch the front of your mask (it may be contaminated).
  3. Lift the elastic band up and over your head, then remove the mask from your face.
  4. Clean your hands again, using soap and water (or hand sanitizer).

How to wash a face mask

  • Before you use your mask for the first time, wash your mask and your face – and then wash your mask after every use.
  • We recommend washing in hot water (at 40 degrees Celsius) with regular detergent.
  • Dry your mask immediately, using your dryer's tumble dry low (gentle) setting. Make sure your mask is completely dry before you use it.
  • Change your mask regularly to prevent condensation build-up.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are these masks acceptable for use in a medical setting? Can healthcare professionals use them against COVID-19?
A: No – these are designed for personal use in non-medical settings. They are not medical devices or personal protective equipment (PPE). While they provide a physical barrier, they do not provide the same fluid or air filtration protection as licensed masks and respirators.

Q: Will this face mask help prevent the spread of COVID-19?
A: There are divided points of view on this: Some governments and health agencies around the world believe that wearing face masks in public can help contain the pandemic, while others have stated that doing so does not play a major role. We recommend you consider the guidelines issued in your country of residence.

Q: What are the face masks made of?
A: These fabric masks are made of 100% polyester, with elastic banding for a secure fit. The fabric is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified – it's suitable for direct contact with the skin over prolonged periods of time.

Q: Is the elastic latex-free?
A: Yes.