Cloth Face Mask
We are proud to partner with our friends at BOMME STUDIO to make their high-quality cloth face masks available to you here. We love them for many important reasons:
- These cloth face masks are sustainably produced in Los Angeles from deadstock fabric, by staff that is paid a fair living wage
- With dual-ply material construction, they are expertly designed to meet CDC recommendations
- As they are made without any latex or elastic, and tie with adjustable fabric straps, they are fully washable, can be reused many times, and can stand up to rigorous sanitation procedures
- 10% of BOMME STUDIO's cloth face mask production is donated directly to essential workers in the Los Angeles area, such as Amazon warehouse workers, grocery store clerks and gas station attendants; to date, this has also included the ASPCA, LA LGBT Center, and Whole Foods Echo Park
We suggest owning at least two cloth masks to allow for daily sanitation. This will mean being able to machine wash or boil at the end of every day while ensuring you have a dry cloth face mask available for you every morning.
- Black with white details
- Constructed from 100% cotton
- One size fits most adults and children. Please note, children under 2 years old should never be placed in cloth face masks. See below for important warnings and safety information.
- Measures approximately 9" wide x 4" tall (flat). Upward pleating at the front allows it to hug the face.
- Non-stretch straps are each approximately 10" long, and can be tied to a secure fit
- Wash before wearing for the first time
Please note that due to the nature of this product, these cloth face masks are FINAL SALE and may not be returned, and are excluded from any further discounts. Please contact us with any questions before placing your order.
More information from the creator:
Now more than ever, people have the need to wear a protective cloth face mask in social as well as clinical situations. What's more, medical-grade and surgical masks are in short supply. A practical solution for nonclinical needs is a reusable face mask made of cloth. Having a pair of fabric masks means you have one to wash and always one to wear when the situation arises.
These reusable cotton masks are made of breathable fabric and cloth straps that filter out dust, bacteria, particles, pollen, and smoke. The cotton fabric is soft and won't irritate sensitive skin. We manufacture our masks to be odor-free, elastic-free, and comfortable to wear. Whether you have asthma, allergies, or wish to protect yourself from coming into contact with a virus or infectious bacteria, a reusable face mask provides support and protection.
Donating to Underserved Heroes
When you order cloth masks from us, we will donate 10% of your purchase in the form of masks to the underserved heroes during this unprecedented time. As most of us are isolated from society due to COVID-19, others continue their work in our communities, including postal workers, delivery drivers, grocery store clerks, Amazon warehouse workers, and gas station attendants.
In these uncertain times, everyone has a use for a protective face mask. Choosing a reusable face mask means that you will be ready whenever the situation dictates the need for you to go out during unfavorable conditions. Whether those conditions are days when the pollen count is high, flu season, or the persistence of COVID-19, a cloth mask adds that much-needed layer of protection. Also, having two or more masks is convenient because you can always have one clean and ready while the others are in the wash. For added peace of mind, order your masks today.
Our masks have fabric ties rather than elastic loops. So, you can adjust the fit as you tie. A snug fit is essential because it gives you a proper seal and barrier between your nose and mouth and the outside air, which you must filter through the mask as you breathe.
Our masks are sustainably made using upcycled fabrics as well as ethical labor. We do not outsource any of the labor or assembly, and we produce the masks in California. Everything from the material to labor and shipment is completed here in the USA.
Uses for Reusable Fabric Masks
People who suffer from allergies, asthma, and immune disorders benefit from protective face masks. Now, with the emergence of COVID-19, everyone has a use for a cloth face mask.
We developed our masks in accordance with Kaiser Permanente's specifications and health standards. We use multiple layers of fabric to ensure proper protection. We also follow the CDC's recommendations that fabric masks contain a minimum of six to eight ounces of dual-ply material in order to be effective. We have ensured that our masks meet this recommendation.
How to Wear Your Protective Face Mask
Your mask should fit comfortably but snugly against the sides of your face. Tie the ties securely. You should be able to breathe normally through the mask. We make our masks with breathable fabric. So, if you are having difficulty breathing through the mask, it may be too tight.
Washable and Reusable
These cotton masks are washable and reusable. Simply run them through a laundry wash and dry cycle. They will retain their original size and shape.
Because we do not make them with latex or elastic, your mask will last a very long time. Latex and elastic cannot withstand the autoclave sterilization method used in healthcare to sterilize personal protective equipment (PPE). Thus, you can use this mask in a clinical environment where permitted as well as for home use.
Safeguarding against Infection
For the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC recommends that you wear cloth face coverings any time you are in a public setting, especially in those instances where social distancing measures are challenging to maintain. Some of those situations include pharmacies and grocery stores. In these situations, there's a risk of what the CDC calls "significant community-based transmission." To protect yourself, wearing a fabric face mask provides an added barrier between you and others.
Further, the CDC states that using simple cloth face coverings can slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Not only does it help prevent you from contracting it, but it also helps people who may are infected but do not yet know it from transmitting it to others in the general public.
These same principles apply to anyone who is immune-compromised and wishes to add a barrier between themselves and harmful germs in the air.
Elastic/Latex-Free Cloth Face Masks
It is important to note that reusable masks should not contain elastic or latex. These materials cannot be used by the medical field in their time of need. These materials will not survive an autoclave used in healthcare to keep items sterile.
Allergies and Asthma
Those with severe allergies or asthma find that their condition worsens when the air is laden with pollen, particles, and other pollutants. Pollen and other allergens in the air trigger allergy symptoms. For asthma patients, any particles in the air can trigger a potentially life-threatening asthma attack. A cloth mask filters the dust, pollen, and other particulates, enabling people to breathe in cleaner air, thus reducing their symptoms.
You should never use a cloth mask on small children under age 2, anyone who has breathing problems, or anyone who is unconscious or otherwise unable to remove the mask by themselves.
Disclaimer: The mask should not be used (1) in any surgical setting or where significant exposure to liquid, bodily or other hazardous fluids, may be expected; (2) in a clinical setting where the infection risk level through inhalation exposure is high; or (3) in the presence of a high-intensity heat source or flammable gas. BOMME STUDIO and Rituel de Fille makes no warranties, either express or implied, that the mask prevents infection or the transmission of viruses or diseases.
Our Process of Creation
Every Rituel de Fille product is obsessively formulated in-house with the smallest number of ingredients possible. Each carefully-selected pigment, oil and wax has a purpose—we use nothing extraneous and avoid fillers. This attention to detail creates intense color and exceptionally long wear in opulent textures.
Finished products and raw ingredients are all Leaping Bunny Certified cruelty-free. Made of natural ingredients. Made without: synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, parabens, phthalates, talc, or plastic-based glitters.