Our Design Journey
After creating many face coverings 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. Our family and customers appreciate the way this face mask sits away from our faces slightly, to enable us to talk, laugh and yawn without sliding off.
Creation and Shipping
Verity Blue Studio is custom creating your face covering to your specifications. All work is lovingly completed in our own studio. Construction will take from one to two weeks. Shipping is through Canada Post, who’s service levels are improving (see link), but are still notably slower to more remote areas, as well as out of Ontario. We promise it will be worth the wait! Thanks for your understanding.
If you wish to order a sample face covering shipped via Canada Post snail mail (Lettermail) without tracking, we have included the option to do so. See our Sample 3D Cotton Face Covering product page here.
Construction & Fabric
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). You may order your masks with or without nose wires. Nose wires are recommended if you wear glasses. Our face coverings without nose wires are designed with slight scoops around the nose for a better fit.
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 a three layer face covering with an inner silk filter layer for those who would like extra protection. Please note that 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. 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.
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. 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. All our fabrics and materials, including notions and packaging are purchased through Canadian businesses and using Canadian manufacturers where possible. See a list of our suppliers here.
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. Not to worry if you have ordered a tie option that doesn’t work for you, as we now have ties available to purchase individually here.
Children’s 3D Cotton 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. 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 generally more tolerable.
For a bit more on ties, see our page on finding your size.
Sizing & Fit
See this link for more info on sizing and 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, the sizing is generous, and the ties allow you even more flexibility in fit.
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 10% off when you load over CAD $30.00
Shipping is free across Canada if your order is over $200 (for masks only).
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 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.
There is currently a global shortage of fabrics (and other supplies) as a result of COVID19. Most especially there seems to be a shortage of children’s fabrics. We have decided to limit a few fabrics to child sizes only, for the time being. We’ve broken the fabric 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 Other Sizes Fabric
See Use & Care of your 3D Cotton Face Covering here.
See tips on preventing fogging here:
Please read our Return & Refund Policy