Our Style Journey
After creating many different face coverings for my family, I feel confident we have agreed on a style that suits everyone. This 3D Cotton Face Covering is the clear winner. The final product is comfortable, breathable and fits very well on a variety of shapes and sizes. We have a few children in our family who have sensory issues, which meant comfort and wearability was paramount. We all appreciate the way this mask sits away from our faces slightly.
Please keep in mind that these masks are being custom created to your specifications. This means construction will take from one to two weeks. Production is currently about ten days. Our shipping is through Canada Post, who claims service levels are improving (see link), but are still notably slow to more remote areas, as well as out of Ontario. We promise it will be worth the wait! Thanks for your understanding.
Our 3D Cotton Face Coverings are made from two layers of pre-washed 100% cotton, with casing to allow you to both adjust, and change out the tie (see use & care). Our masks without nose wires are designed with a slight scoop around nose for better fit without the wires. The newest recommendation for COVID-19 specific masks is that they are made with a minimum of two layers, to an optimum of three, with one being an electrostatic filter layer (see info on materials here). We have optional silk filters for those who would like extra protection, and optional nose wires for those who wear glasses and have a higher bridge. Please note that although I do not see a huge difference in the ease of breathing between our face coverings with or without silk, the silk lined masks do get slightly damp. This may be undesirable for longer term use or in humid climates.
Our lining fabric, as well as most of our solids, is Robert Kaufman signature Kona® Cotton Solids brand. While not organic, Kona is the only quilting solid to come with the assurance of Oeko-tex certification, which certifies that no harmful chemicals were used in the production, processing or finishing of these goods.
Our Promise to You
We strive to do our best to protect the environment. Because it matters to us, this design allows us to create with extremely little fabric waste. After making almost 300 face coverings, we have a little over one grocery bag worth of fabric waste. We use as many natural & recyclable materials as possible, including our packaging. Even by wearing reusable masks, you are helping the environment immensely. Thank you.
We are supporting local small businesses. Although the cost may be higher, all of our fabrics and materials, including notions and packaging are purchased through Canadian companies. Most are located in Ontario so that shipping is closer to home, but some are in Quebec, Alberta as well as British Columbia. Many items are not manufactured in Canada, but whatever is available we are using. See a list of our suppliers.
Kid’s Face Coverings
These come standard with elastic around the head, with safety release toggles. You do however, have the option to order children’s masks with either ear loops or nylon cord as well. Please note that our children found the elastic around the ear less comfortable than the elastic ties or nylon cord around the head. In general, if face coverings need to be worn for more than a couple of hours at a time, around the head ties or elastics are more enjoyable to wear.
Please see this link for info on sizing and fit. Adult face coverings come in small, medium, large and extra large. If you have previously ordered from us, the extra large is very close to the old large size (just a teeny bit bigger). The large is a new size between XL and Medium. Our masks only cover where they need to (not ear to ear). The sizing is generous, and the ties allow you even more flexibility in fit.
Child size is 19.25cm long (side to side) x 13.7cm wide (top to bottom)
Small size is 20cm long x 15.5cm wide
Medium size is 21.5cm long x 16.5cm wide
Large size 22cm long x 17.2cm
Extra Large size is 23cm long x 18cm wide
Pricing & Discounts
Please note that masks are priced including taxes.
Shipping is free across Canada if your order is over $200 (for masks only).
Please see info on construction, materials and filtration here.
Choose your fabric in Drop-down ‘Options’ …
Note that your fabric will not show on final product image. Fabric selection will be noted at checkout.
Because we have been experiencing a high turnover of fabrics, we are now asking you to pick an alternate when you order. When choosing your fabric, please select an alternate fabric option from the drop down. If you choose the same alternate fabric as your first choice and we are out of stock, we will choose a fabric for you. Thank you for your understanding.
There is currently a global shortage of fabrics and other supplies as a result of COVID 19. Most especially there seems to be a shortage of children’s fabrics. We have decided to limit some of our fabrics to child sized face coverings only for the time being. We’ve broken the fabric into two galleries. Kid’s only fabrics, and everything else. To see the large grouping of fabric further broken down, go to this page.
Kid’s Only Fabric
All Other Fabrics
See Use & Care of your cotton face mask here.
See tips on preventing fogging here:
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