Our Design Journey
After creating many face covering variations for my family, I am confident we have agreed on a style that suits everyone. Our 3D Cotton Face Covering is the clear favourite. It is comfortable, breathable, adjustable and fits very well on a variety of shapes and sizes. Because there are a few children in our family who have sensory issues, designing for comfort and wearability was paramount. Family members, as well as customers, appreciate the way it sits away from our faces slightly, which enables us to talk, laugh and yawn without our face coverings sliding off.
Creation and Shipping
Verity Blue Studio is custom creating your face covering to your specifications. All work is mindfully completed in our own studio. Because our products are made to order, construction will take from one to two weeks. Shipping is through Canada Post, who are currently experiencing high volumes and delays (see link). We promise it will be worth the wait! Thanks for your understanding.
We are also doing safe pick up at our studio location, and select locations in Simcoe County. For delivery catchment area, see link here. If you wish to order one or two sample face coverings shipped via Canada Post snail mail (Lettermail™) without tracking or insurance, we have included the option to do so. See our Sample 3D Cotton Face Covering product page here.
3D Cotton Face Covering Construction
Our face coverings are made from two layers of pre-washed 100% premium cotton, with casing to allow you to both adjust, and change out the tie. You may order your masks with or without nose wires, although nose wires are recommended if you wear glasses.
Face coverings without nose wires are designed with slight scoops around the nose for a better fit. If you have a smaller face (especially in children’s sizes) the scoops are helpful. However, if you are ordering a face covering without nose wires and you do wear glasses, we recommend no scoops. This enables you to wear your glasses over the top of your mask to minimize fogging. For more info see Finding Your Size here.
Three Layer Silk
The recommendation for non-surgical 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 responded by introducing a three layer face covering which has an inner silk filter layer for those who would like extra protection. Although there is not a notable difference in 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 or environments. Because of this, we have found that it is best to have two silk filter masks for a full day of use.
For more info on construction, materials and filtration see link below.Why Cotton?
Our Promise to You
We strive to operate an ethical business. This includes doing our best to protect the environment. Because it matters to us, this design allows us to create with extremely little fabric waste. Also, 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.
Verity Blue Studio supports local small business. Therefore, all our fabrics and materials, including notions and packaging are purchased through local businesses and using Canadian manufacturers where possible. See a list of our suppliers here.
Read more about our commitment to the environment, you and small business here.Our Commitment
3D Cotton Face Covering Ties
We have three tie options to choose from: Bungee-style Elastic (think pony tail elastic), Nylon Paracord (non-stretchy soft nylon cord like a hoodie drawstring) or soft and stretchy, 3-ply Ear Loops. If you have ordered a tie option that doesn’t work for you, we now have ties available to purchase individually here.
Children’s face coverings come standard with Bungee-elastic around the head and safety release toggles. You do have the option to order children’s masks with either ear loops or nylon cord instead. Many children find the elastic around the ear less comfortable than the elastic ties or nylon cord around the head. If face coverings need to be worn for more than a couple of hours at a time, around the head ties or elastics are generally more tolerable.
For a bit more on ties, see our page on finding your size.
Sizing & Fit
Adult 3D Cotton Face Coverings come in small, medium, large and extra large. Our face coverings only cover where they need to (not ear to ear). Because of the extra space around your mouth and nose, our sizing is generous. The ties we offer allow you even more flexibility in fit. See the link below for more info on sizing and fit.
You have the option of ordering with or without scoops. Briefly, scoops are small cut-outs at the top edge of the face coverings that allow a better fit around your eyes, if your face covering has no nose wire. See images in Finding Your Size link below.Find Your Size
Mask Use & Care
We recommend washing your face covering by hand. This will extend the life of your mask, and ensure that it will always be ready to wear the next day. Wash at least once before you trim your elastic bungee cord. It may shrink slightly. We have recently discovered a salad spinner hack which is super convenient for hand washing face masks.Use & Care
Pricing & Discounts
Note that all products are priced in Canadian dollars, including taxes.
For a limited time, receive a 10% discount when you purchase 8 or more 3D Cotton Face Coverings (with no other offers).
Buy an e-Gift Card (here) for yourself or a friend, and get 20% off your second card!
Shipping is free across Canada if your order is over $200 (for masks only).
Choose your fabric in Drop-down ‘Options’
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 if you would please pick an alternate fabric when you order. When choosing your fabric options, please select your first choice fabric and second choice fabric for each face covering. If you choose the same alternate fabric as your first choice and we are out of stock, we will choose a suitable fabric for you. Thank you for your understanding.
Fabrics are broken into two galleries. Kid’s only fabrics (including a limited number of small), and everything else. To see this large grouping of fabric further broken down, go to this page.
Kid’s Only Fabric (Not available in Med, L or XL)
All Sizes Fabric (Including Kids’)
Use & Care of your 3D Cotton Face Covering here.
Use & Care
See tips on preventing fogging here:
Eyeglasses & Masks
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Return & Refund Policy