Source: Public Health Canada
Although these alternatives to N95 medical masks will not protect the wearer from contracting COVID-19, the use of a non-medical mask or facial covering can be an additional measure you can take to protect others around you.
Wearing a non-medical mask is another way of covering your mouth and nose to prevent your respiratory droplets from contaminating others or landing on surfaces. A cloth mask or face covering can reduce the chance that others are coming into contact with your respiratory droplets, in the same way that the recommendation to cover your cough with tissues or your sleeve can reduce that chance.
Here is a link to the Federal Government’s Guidance on appropriate use of non-medical mask or face coverings. It outlines what non-medical cloth face masks should and should not do, as well as guidance on masks for children.
Yes! Our masks are made from two layers of 100% cotton fabric, with braided elastic ear loops.
Running your mask through a washing machine cleaning cycle, or thoroughly hand washing with soap and hot water should suffice. Your mask should be routinely washed. Do not reverse the mask and wear again in between cleanings.
Although FabricMasks.ca is diligently following cleanliness guidelines, we recommend all buyers wash their masks when they receive them.
The design we use offers substantial facial coverage while maintaining ease of use and comfort. For most, our masks will span vertically from the bridge of the nose to under the chin, and horizontally from ear to ear.
Our masks sizes are “one size fits most.” Please refer to the sizing chart below this FAQ for reference.
- Small: good for kids
- Medium: good for most women, and some men
- Large: good for men, or those with wide faces
Due to the contagious nature of COVID-19, we cannot accept returns should the mask not fit your individual face as expected.
We use two layers of 100% cotton fabric, and braided elastic ear loop.
All of our masks are made in a smoke-free, pet-free environment.
Our masks are individually hand-made and therefore may contain design variations or small defects. These should not affect the usability of the masks.
Currently we are not equipped to produce masks made with custom fabric or sizes. We are producing masks with fabric we have on hand, therefore each combination of patterns is inherently limited.
If you see a Fabric Mask in stock with a fabric pattern you like, buy it before it’s gone!
We sell masks on a bi-weekly basis, on Saturday mornings.
Sign up for the new stock alert newsletter by filling out the form on the homepage of the website. You will receive an email the night before new masks are put up for sale.
Our masks are currently designed to be reversible, with two different patterns of fabric on either side. Because of this, our masks do not have a pocket to insert a filter, nor do they include metal/plastic nose clips.
We are working on an updated design that will include a metal nose clip. Come back soon, or sign up for our newsletter to find out when they’re available!