10 assorted hand made washable face masks. Each is double layered and available in with either super comfy ties, cool elastic hoops (you choose).
Please note, you will NOT be able to choose your fabric. (.. but by all means, do nominate what sizes breakdown and the colors and patterns you would like!) .. It's the nature of using remnants that the number of masks made with that fabric is limited by the meterage/yardage of fabric we have of any one fabric.
Hi, I'm Nancy from Ideal Drape Makers in Melbourne Australia.
The pandemic has put a bit of a dampener on the demand for our custom made drapery products as Australians are currently in Level 3 lock-down to keep the virus at bay.
So to keep ourselves employed, the business going, and help fight the good fight, we have been beavering away at manufacturing washable cloth face masks made from recycled fabric remnants from our drapery manufacturing operations. The masks are double layered with a 100% cotton inner layer and predominantly cotton or cotton blended fabrics in various colors and patterns.
The fabrics we used are from premium fabric brands from around the world. In many cases, our masks are made from fabrics that originally ranged up to hundreds of dollars per meter/yard which is kind of crazy .. lol.
The masks are available in 3 sizes. Small, Medium and Large:
✅ Small: Kids and Teenagers
✅ Medium: Women
✅ Large: Men
Elastic or Ties? (you choose!)
✅You get to choose whether you want the elastic loops version or the comfy ties version (Customer to specify with note at checkout)
Your mask care instructions:
✅ Hand or Cold-Machine wash
❎ Do NOT tumble dry
✅ Light Iron
❎ Do NOT Dry Clean
It goes without saying that all masks get damp during use due to normal respiration. .. So change them regularly.
We make no medical claims whatsoever but do believe that these masks will make it very difficult for the wearer to be able to spit in the face of family, friends and community members while actually wearing our masks.
In the early days, we experimented with elastic but found that what was comfortable on one person was too loose on another. The solution was simple. Our masks with elastic ties have a generous elastic hoop that has a temporary knot. Simply tie another knot in closer to the mask in the position that feels most comfortable, then snip the temporary knot off and you're in business.
The mask version with ties (my personal fav') utilizes generous lengths of recycled T'shirt yarn. which is super strong, super comfy and easy to tie/untie/tie and 'recycled' like the drapery fabrics you'll be wearing!
The elastic version is super quick to put on but once on, it's on. With the tie version you can pull the mask up and down as you wish and I hubby and I quite like the idea of looking like cowboys/gals when we do this.
All masks are steamed for several seconds and immediately given a light spray-down with a hospital-grade disinfectant that does kill viruses (Virkon S). In addition, all our staff wear masks and at times gloves (depending on what we are doing). We all practice social separation and require that not only staff but customers wear a mask (which we provide) when they enter our workplace. We even purchased a 'fogger' that disinfects the entire factory and is a hell of a lot of 'healthy' fun to use! (in the pics the fogger is spewing out a vaporized disinfectant solution as fog and not smoke!) .. We believe our dozen or so staff are amongst our greatest assets, so as well as keeping them employed we are also focused on keeping everyone who visits our factory safe.
With 1000 masks now completed and individually sealed in 100% biodegradable cellophane baggies, all we have to do is pick your ten masks and laundry bag, taking note of your preference for sizes, fastening method (elastic or ties) and we'll have them in the post quick smart.
.. and yes, Australia-Wide shipping is included in the price of this bundle.
If you have any queries or questions, please ask before purchase.
.. and DON'T FORGET TO LET US KNOW YOUR SIZE BREAKDOWN PREFERENCES (with a note to us at checkout) and the sorts of colors/patterns you have a preference for.
FREE AUSTRALIA-WIDE SHIPPING ... Yay!
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