What Makes This Good Stuff
Until we find a way to be rid of Covid 19 Corona Virus, there is one easy precautions we can take to minimize the likelihood of spreading Covid. Wear a mask! Masks are made from all sorts of materials. Most of us are wearing cotton masks. Unfortunately, conventionally grown cotton is one of the most heavily sprayed crops on earth. Pesticides and herbicides are just the start… “Unlike organic cotton, a slew of toxic synthetic chemicals are also required in processing conventional cotton. Some of these chemicals include silicone waxes, petroleum scours, softeners, heavy metals, flame retardants, ammonia, and formaldehyde.”
Wearing a face mask is highly recommended in settings where physical distancing is difficult to achieve such as in public transportation or at indoor public spaces.
Single use face masks are often composed of synthetic plastic-based materials and are disposed of after just one use. This contributes to the plastic pollution problem. We set out to create a product that could assist with preventing the spread of respiratory droplets while replacing the single use plastic mask.
These organic cotton masks are washable, repairable and non-plastic and 100% GOTS certified organic. They are made with 2 layers of fabric and can be washed and re-used time and time again. They are breathable, lightweight and an Earth-friendly alternative to their plastic counterparts. These masks do not contribute to the global shortage of face masks as they are reusable. Social distancing and thorough hand washing should continue to be practiced along with wearing the mask to prevent the spread of any virus.
VERY IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE: These cotton masks are unregulated and do not provide the same health protection as regulated N95 respirators or surgical masks.
It is recommended to mark one corner of one side of your mask with a dot in order to identify the front and back of your mask. With washing the pleats may wash out somewhat but it will still work or if you really want the pleats they are easily ironed back in.
- Safe, Ethically Sourced, Earth-Friendly (Green America Gold Certified Supplier)
- Dimensions of each mask: 18 x 9 cm / 7″ x 3.5″
- Materials: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.
- Care Instructions: Machine wash and tumble dry or hand wash and line dry to extend the life of your mask.
- Health and Environment: Plastic-free, zero-waste, BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free, lead-free.
- Manufactured by an inspected, ethical, certified Chinese supplier.