Frequently Asked Questions
We've gotten quite a few questions about our masks and what makes them so special. We're more than happy to oblige. Sitting down with designer Jill Andrews, we got the answers to some of your burning questions.
What makes these masks different from other masks that I’m seeing?
Our masks are ergonomic - you can open your mouth and it will stay on your chin. The peak at the nose is designed to keep your glasses from fogging. And it’s made with 100% organic cotton sateen, reusable, and fits over top of the N95 mask (allowing multiple uses of a single N95 mask).
How do I take care of my face mask?
Please make sure you wash your mask before use. Wash with soap and hot water, and hang dry. We recommend washing by hand separately, rather than in a machine. It might look a little wrinkly, but it will last longer.
How effective is this face mask?
A double layer of tightly woven cotton is better than a bandanna. The two layers also include a pocket for adding the N95 or DIY filter of your choice. But most of all, it comes down to the design and material. For info about the design click here. As for material, we chose this fabric for its softness and tight weave, which has a better filtration rate than a regular bandana or t-shirt. If interested in learning more about textile filtration, click here.
Wait, I’m seeing a lot of different masks online. Why should I trust you?
Check out our blog, "The Design and its Designer" to learn why we stand by this particular design.
Are you also donating them?
Everyday, we set aside masks to give to our local community.
Why don’t you have fun designs on your masks?
When not creating protective gear, our designer Jill Andrews creates beautiful wedding dresses and gowns. They’re stunning, go see for yourself. But when it comes to health, safety trumps fashion. Our fabric was specifically chosen for ease, comfort and wearability. We think that matters most.
How can I help?
Here are 3 ways that you can help this effort:
- Sew. If you’re a skilled sewer, live in the Baltimore area, and would like to pitch in, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sew masks at home, give them to your community. Check out our kits!
- Sponsor a kit. If you can’t sew but would like to contribute, sponsor a kit and we’ll send it out to someone that can sew and donate to their community.