A recent report by
public health experts for the conservative-leaning American Enterprise
Institute (AEI) was unequivocal: “everyone, including people without
symptoms, should be encouraged to wear non-medical fabric face masks
while in public.” The CDC recommendations do specify that face masks and cloth face
coverings should not be placed on anyone younger than 2. There are a few
reasons for this. Babies’ airways are small, so breathing through a
mask can be pretty hard for them — and could even increase their risk of suffocation.
Additionally, the likelihood that babies and toddlers are willing to 1)
keep masks on their little faces and 2) do so without constantly
touching them is basically zilch.
Our new favorite supplier is ramping up production of these protective masks at an incredible pace. You've never seen anything like this in recent history. They are recruiting an army of seamstresses daily, who are working on the front lines from their homes to protect medical professionals, essential workers, school and childcare workers, students, caregivers, nursing home residents and the everyday person. Every human deserves to be safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Is this an N95? No, thank goodness not. If
they were, they would be mandated for sale only to hospitals, as there is
a huge worldwide shortage. Authorities, including the US Government, are
advising health care workers to do whatever they can to cover their
faces, even if it means sewing their own masks or using scarves and
bandannas. Unscrupulous suppliers are selling N95's for $12 or more each: N-95's were only .76 cents each last year, when we purchased them for our shop.
is obvious and common sense is that these masks will prevent adults and
children from touching their mouth and nose, which the CDC constantly
advises is of utmost importance. If someone unknowingly
is carrying the virus and they are wearing a mask and they sneeze or cough, it will block the droplets from being airborne and infecting others. If there are existing airborne droplets, it is likely to block a large
percentage of them from getting into a persons respiratory system.
Unlike N95's & KN95's, which are designed for 1 time use and are not available to most non-medical professionals, these washable, sturdy masks are reusable. If you are a medical professional, this is the solution you've been searching for during the N95 shortage. It is an infinitely better solution than a cloth, a scarf, or whatever you have been forced to use while you wait for your N95's or KN95's to arrive.
These masks are double layered for extra protection. The material used is a high quality PPNW (non-woven polypropylene) the same
material used for hospital gowns, air conditioner filters and garment
bags. This material is water resistant and durable. Even more importantly, it is washable
and reusable (wash in warm / cool water and air dry - do not machine
Adult size is now available in black, Contact us to check on availability of other new colors.
Sold in sets of 50 or more.