Fabric Mask FAQ
What kind of protection does this mask provide?
A cloth mask is designed to block the wearer’s respiratory droplets produced by talking, sneezing, or coughing from getting on other people and surfaces. While these masks are not a medical product, they will provide a level of protection from particulates for the wearer. Add a filter for extra protection.
When should I wear a mask?
Health Canada recommends wearing a cloth face covering whenever you are in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near other people. Cloth face coverings are an additional public health measure and does not replace social distancing, frequent hand washing, and other preventative actions.
Why Kona Quilter’s Cotton?
Rigorous testing of over 400 cloth masks by the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine found that double-layer masks constructed from heavyweight “quilter’s cotton” performed best at particulate filtration than other fabric types. Kona Cotton is a high thread count, heavyweight cotton that provides strong filtration without sacrificing breathability.
How do I care for the mask?
Masks should be routinely washed according to the frequency of use. When not in use, masks can be hung up by their straps or thrown directly in the wash.
Will this fit on children?
Our masks are designed to fit on as many face sizes as possible, but we have not fit-tested them on kids. Cloth masks should not be placed on children under the age of 2.