Cloth Masks: Care and Fitting Instructions

Care Instructions:

Masks should be washed prior to first use.

Wash masks after each use. Follow CDC guidelines for safe removal.

Wash on warm or hot with detergent.
Hang dry or tumble dry. (Do NOT use a damp mask)
Warm iron if desired. Avoid ironing elastics. 

Never bleach or use harsh chemicals which could damage the fabric.

Note that pleated masks may lose their crisp pleating after washing, but they will still fit and be efficient. Warm iron if desired.

Feel free to contact us if you have questions.

Fit Instructions

Place the mask on your face such that the top of the mask rests on the bridge of your nose and the bottom of the mask is under your chin.

Tie the lower ties at the back of your neck and the upper ties around the back of your head.

Ties should be snug, but not tight or restrictive.

Press the nose wire against your nose and face such that the mask follows the controur of your face.

Mask should fit cofortably but snugly against the side of the face.

If you have any trouble breathing through the mask, discontinue use.

Mask Removal

When you are ready to remove your mask, try to not touch the front of the mask with your hands or let it contact your face.

We recommend using the ties to hold and control the mask as you remove it.

First, untie the bottom ties and let them hang with the mask hanging by the top ties and your nose. Next, untie the top ties, and lift the mask by the ties, up, and away from your face.

We recommend immediately placing the mask in the laundry.

Be careful not to touch your face, eyes, nose, or mouth as you remove your mask. Wash your hands immediately after you remove your mask.

Research shows that Coronavirus can survive on fabrics for a week or longer. As such, a used, but unwashed mask could remain contaminated for many days. Any used, unwashed mask should be treated as if it were contaminated.