Each handmade reusable face mask comes with:
- 3 layers of fabric filters (cotton lining on the inside for your comfort!)
- a pocket for an optional filter (or slot in a surgical mask)
- adjustable garter cords - shape that fits the contour of your face
Kid size: 12cm vertical x 21cm horizontal edge to edge (able to fit up to 12yo)
*Please note this listing is for kid size, see Adult listing for teen and adult size (M & L available).
NEWS ALERT! We have upgraded all our face masks' earbands to that of comfortable cotton ones with adjusters!
In March 2020, when Manila went into lockdown, mori moms assembled face shields for frontliners in the Philippines. This opportunity gave more mori moms jobs during this lockdown period, an answered prayer. They are mothers who used to sew rags for livelihood, and have since been trained to sew functional and inspirational lifestyle products with mori. Subsequently, mori moms started making reusable face masks with available fabrics.
Till end of 2020, with every mask purchase, we had donated another 1 mask to elderly/low-income families in Singapore through Singapore Red Cross and Contribute.SG. For example, if there are 100 masks purchase, 100 will be sent to customers, another 100 donated to those in need in Singapore; mori moms make 200 masks for sustainable livelihood.
In our 2 rounds of preorders and online purchases till Dec 2020, we has raised over 400 masks for donation, while mori moms could make about 1,000 masks. You can find out more about our initiative here. Please note that in 2021, we are no longer donating masks for each purchase now, gauging from the needs. Hence, price has been reduced from $12 to $9. However, each purchase still supports livelihood of Mori moms who make them.
Why Denim or Canvas?
A study by Cambridge University (featured on Martha Stewart’s, Yahoo Finance, and Huffpost websites) tested over 30 different materials to see which is the most protective material to use for a reusable face mask. After noting the virus’ particle size, 0.06-0.14 microns and five to ten microns when found in droplets, denim and canvas fabrics are the fabrics best-suited to blocking out germs while still being breathable enough for consistent wear.
If you are looking for a lighter and more comfortable face mask in style, try the cotton options.