The CDC recently recommended that all persons begin wearing cloth face masks when they are out in public to help stop the spread of the covid-19 virus. If for nothing else, when you have a mask on it helps discourage you from touching your face! We want to do our part by helping provide that protection for you and your loved ones.
As part of their recommendations, the CDC suggests using multiple layers of fabric within your masks. This got us thinking about our alpaca fiber. Alpaca fiber is naturally antimicrobial, wicks moisture, and is breathable. What better material to act as a natural barrier! The insert is placed inside the mask in a special pocket to hold it in place.
Each machine washable mask comes with a washable 100% alpaca felt insert. Generous 16" ties allow for a variety of head sizes (we are finding ties are easier to come by as elastic is somewhat scarce, and is also easier to fit to different sizes). Adjustable nose piece ensures a perfect fit for everyone.
New prints are being added so please continue to check back for different fabric choices.
**Please understand, cloth masks ARE NOT a replacement for medical grade or N95 masks and should not be used as such. We CAN NOT ensure that by using our masks you will not contract an illness. We are not medical professionals, so please follow all of your doctors recommendations if you do have an illness, and require wearing a medical grade mask. We are simply try to help everyone follow the CDC's recommendations of using cloth based coverings.
In an effort to help keep social distancing guidelines as well as specific orders from our state to minimize non-essential travel, we will only be shipping orders out on Thursday of each week.**
I purchased 2 masks from John and Laura. I am very pleased with the quality of their craftsmanship!
This is a great mask that can be wash and use again. I have found out that when painting, sanding, and cutting wood it stops all the particles from entering into my air ways. When I use other masks, you would have particles like the color of paint in your mouth or nose. The Alpaca insert are very durable.