Reusable Face Mask - Polar Bear Cotton
In March, when Manila went into lockdown, mori moms assembled face shields for frontliners in the Philippines. This opportunity gave more mori moms jobs during this lockdown period, an answered prayer. They are mothers who used to sew rags for livelihood, and have since been trained to sew functional and inspirational lifestyle products with mori. Now, mori moms are making reusable face masks with available fabrics we can work with while Manila is still under lockdown.
Each handmade reusable face mask comes with:
- 3 layers of fabric filters (cotton lining on the inside for your comfort!)
- a pocket for an optional filter (or slot in a surgical mask)
- adjustable garter cords
- shape that fits the contour of your face
Why Denim or Canvas?
A study by Cambridge University (featured on Martha Stewart’s, Yahoo Finance, and Huffpost websites) tested over 30 different materials to see which is the most protective material to use for a reusable face mask. After noting the virus’ particle size, 0.06-0.14 microns and five to ten microns when found in droplets, denim and canvas fabrics are the fabrics best-suited to blocking out germs while still being breathable enough for consistent wear.
If you are looking for a lighter and more comfortable face mask in style, try the cotton options.
Adult and Kid sizes available
Adult measurement: 14cm vertical x 25cm horizontal edge to edge
Kid measurement: 12cm vertical x 21cm horizontal edge to edge (able to fit 3-6yo)
Disclaimer: each face mask is individually hand-sewn so size will have slight variation.