Here are the details about my protective cloth masks. You can read more about mask-wearing in relationship to Covid-19 on my blog post titled What Kind of Mask Should I Buy for Covid-19 Protection?
Varieties of Virus Protection Masks
1. BASIC CLOTH MASKS
Three layers of fabric. Two layers of cotton and one of interfacing, selected for good filtration and ease of breathing. The interfacing in the cloth masks stiffens the fabric so that the mask stays off your nostrils. There’s nothing worse than having fabric stick to your nose when you breathe in.
These likely prevent 60- 80% of fine particles getting through to you and the same getting out to others. They are the easiest to wash and wear.
There are two sizes, medium and large. Click here to see all the colour options available and to order. I have these stunning aboriginal design prints available, plus other fun fabrics and plain colours.
2. CLOTH MASKS WITH N95 WASHABLE FILTER
One layer of cotton over the filter mask, which is rated at 95% filtration – CE Certified at P2 (KN95) – and made of hypoallergenic, non-glass fibre. One size of these cloth masks fits all. Different colours available than for the above masks because the fabric has to be more porous so you can breathe easily. I recommend these if you are in a high risk category or will be in a high risk area.
3 CLOTH RESPIRATOR MASK WITH VALVES AND N99 REPLACEABLE FILTER – no longer available
A cotton cloth mask with an N99 filter plus valves for ease of breathing out. 99% protection for you against external air hazards, but it doesn’t protect others that are in close proximity to you from anything you might be breathing out. Great for exercising or for those who have difficulty breathing in a non-valved mask.