A quilted face mask, with two layers of cotton cloth and a layer of cotton batting, provides superior filtration vs. most other homemade masks.
These quilted face masks are $25 each. They have an adjustable nose wire for a good fit, and a cord to tie it snugly to your face.
I'm working with the materials that I have in stock, so colors and quantities may be limited. I will update the photos to reflect current inventory.
To order, see the bottom of this page. Once I confirm your order, I will ship it to you, or you may pick it up at my home on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, at Coakley Bay condos, on East End Road, two miles east of Cheeseburgers restaurant.
If you pick up your order from my home, then for social distancing during pick-ups, I will not meet you in person. At an agreed time, I will place your order outside my front door, where you can pick it up, and leave your payment (if paying by cash or check).
I disinfect each mask, in its packaging, before you receive it, by baking the mask-and-package at 170°F for 30 minutes.
Use your mask when in close proximity to others. Avoid touching the front or back of the mask with your hands, and handle the mask by the cords as much as possible. Wash your hands before and after handling the mask. Do not share your mask with others.
Care and cleaning: Wash mask after every 8 hours of use. Tie cord ends together first to prevent them from slipping out, then machine wash in hot water with laundry detergent, and tumble dry hot. To extend the life of the mask, hand-wash and hang to dry, instead of machine washing/drying. You may also disinfect your mask between uses by baking it in a clean oven for 10 minutes at 170°F. (I bake it for 30 minutes at 170°F before you receive it. Based on a report published in the Lancet Microbe on April 2, 2020, just 5 minutes at 158°F inactivates the SARS-CoV-2 virus.)
To maintain best filtration and to prevent fibers from degrading, do not bleach or use harsh chemicals, and do not attempt to disinfect in a microwave oven.
Material: 100% pre-washed cotton fabric, 100% cotton batting, cotton/nylon cord or string, copper nose wire
Returns: Returns and exchanges are allowed only for defective merchandise, or if the item you received is not the item you ordered. Please return within 7 days of receiving your order.
Made in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
by Jamila Hammad / Calypso Art Quilts