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
M Adult size: 12cm vertical x 23cm horizontal edge to edge (suitable for smaller face adults and teens)
L Adult size: 14cm vertical x 25cm horizontal edge to edge
*Please note this listing is for M & L adult size, see Kid listing for kid size.
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. Now, mori moms are making reusable face masks with available fabrics.
At the same time, with every mask purchase, we will donate 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 to-date, we have raised about 360 masks for donation, while mori moms could make over 700 masks. You can find out more about our initiative here.
Why Denim or Canvas?
A study by Cambridge University (featured on Martha Stewart’s, Yahoo Finance, nd 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.
I have yet to get a chance to use the mask but will be using them this evening for dinner out with friends.
I really love how the mask looks like. Very good quality, however the cloth used might be slightly too thick and bulky such as when I wear it, it covers part of my vision when I look down. It will be fantastic if there is an adjustable loop for the rubber bands instead of having to pull it out and retie the required length I need.
I've had a pretty hard time finding a mask with a design that I genuinely liked. So I was really happy to find this mask from mori, plus I'm happy that buying one also donates another!