We are now taking orders for hand made personal use face masks. This listing is for masks without a filter pocket. If you would prefer a filter pocket, please see the other listing here
The masks are triple-layer 100% cotton (mostly; some newer fabrics are a poly cotton blend) and a nice snug wire nose fitting (tested by both of us, great for avoiding steamy spectacles) which keeps the mask close to your face. They are washable but should not be tumble dried, to protect the elastic.
PLEASE NOTE: these are NOT medical grade masks. They are for personal use in line with the Scottish Government recommendation to wear masks in shops and smaller spaces where it is harder to maintain a full 2m distance from others. We make no claims on the efficacy of our masks, other than to confirm that we are using them ourselves and feel they are of a decent quality.
Our test masks are fairly comfortable for breathing and don’t feel too stuffy. I did a ‘test drive‘ during a 5 and a half hour day of errands recently. With over 3 hours of actual mask-wearing in shops, etc, it was still pretty comfortable, if a wee bit warm.
Here’s a great explainer video (not ours) about the benefits of Hand Made masks.
You can choose your fabric for the outside of your mask. We’ll be working to order first, then making in random fabric combinations. Fabric choices are numbered in the images and subject to availability. Please note we may have to substutute similar or ask you to choose alternate colours if first choices are finished.