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Hey all, thanks for checking out my facemasks!! Please read carefully because there’s a lot of info, and links to amazon below for products you might need! ALL COMMUNICATION FOR MASKS CAN BE DONE THROUGH https://instagram.com/masksandheroes

I wanted to take a minute to give you some info on the mask we are making..

1st, these are HANDMADE, 100% cotton!! I’m sewing these at home with a ton of help from my good buddy, Gustavo! These are made with fun fabrics I have scoured all over the internet and inside stores for; some are VERY hard to come by… These are non-returnable for hygiene and safety reasons.

They are made with a pocket inside to be able to put a surgical mask or some kind of filter material. They also have a wire sewn in across the nose to get a close fit to your face.

Without anything in the pocket, the masks have very little effect other than being super cute.. But, with a good non-woven material, you can get a pretty effective filter. The idea is that something is better than nothing with these masks; they’re NOT N95s!

Don’t forget to wash your mask when you receive it.. CLEANING AND HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS updated at the bottom of the page!! UV sterilizers are a good option- scroll down a bit more for links to ones I have found!

Without anything in the pocket, the masks have very little effect other than being super cute.. But, with a good non-woven material, you can get a pretty effective filter. The idea is that something is better than nothing with these masks; they’re NOT N95s!

Here’s a chart with different materials that have been tested. I chose to include a couple Wypalls because they seem cheapest, easy to get, and most effective! Look below for the amazon links to buy more!

Want some proof about the Wypalls or Shop towels? Business insider did this article that shows you how to use shop towels to make masks…So if you’re on a budget, this is a great option!

https://www.businessinsider.com/homemade-mask-using-hydro-knit-shop-towel-filters-better-2020-4

So here’s some links to the Wypalls you can use as filter material although I do send a couple pieces out with the masks I ship:

A UV Light Sterilizer might be of interest to you. PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH! I do not own one yet, and am still shopping. This one looks good to me thus far… I looked for an affordable one, that also would arrive quickly, is rechargeable and had more than 2w; this one is 7w! A lot of them come from China and won’t show up until may or june! The 2nd one is less expensive, is only 2w though, and takes 1-2 weeks MORE to arrive…


Now, these are the fabrics I have available… I will try to keep this page updated with my new fabrics as I get them. NOTE: Most of my focus with masks is to the hospitals ICUs and ERs here in Vegas. I am limited to what I am able to produce.

How to Put the Mask On

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or alcohol-based sanitizer). Dry your hands with a clean paper towel and throw the paper towel away.

Make sure the exterior side of the mask is facing out, away from your face.

Place the mask on your face with the exterior side facing out and the stiff, bendable edge at the top by your nose. Try to use the elastic and avoid touching the inside/outside of the mask.

Once the mask is in place, use your index finger and thumb to pinch the bendable top edge of the mask around the bridge of your nose.

Make sure the mask is completely secure. Make sure it covers your nose and mouth so that the bottom edge is under your chin

Wash your hands.

While Wearing the Mask During the Day

Do NOT pull the mask down like one would a scarf on a ski slope. Adjustments should be made using the ties or cord at the neck or on top of the head.

Avoid touching your face even when the mask is in place.

Every time you do touch the mask for any reason, wash your hands before/after touching the mask.

Removing the Mask

Wash your hands before removing the mask.

Do not touch the inside of the mask (the part over nose and mouth). It may be contaminated from your breathing, coughing or sneezing.

Untie or remove the head or ear loops and remove the mask by the straps.

Wash your hands.

Cleaning the Mask

At the end of the day, take the mask off from the straps (not touching the front), loosely knot the ties together, place in a pillowcase or laundry bag to keep the ties with the mask if you have it.

Wash it in the washing machine or hand wash with hot water and completely dry on medium or high heat.​

Some are even boiling their masks as a precaution… Having multiple masks can help you not have to be waiting each day to sanitize…