This is a handmade but mass-produced item. It is not perfect, but it is functional. There are a variety of fabric mask styles and sizes available from different sources. If one is not comfortable or does not fit correctly, please try another one. A washed mask and band can be passed on to another person, who may find it more comfortable, or returned to me for a different size (I currently have two sizes, which differ in height but not width).
The mask and band have been washed before packaging in the reusable plastic pouch. They are safe to use immediately.
Made out of two layers of tightly woven 100% cotton fabric. The nose wire pocket is made from a polyester/cotton blend fabric.
The included filter is one layer of silk attached to a layer of non-woven fabric. This is in keeping with newer research from the American Chemical Society that found that combining cotton with natural silk in a mask improved the effectiveness. The filter is washable and may be left in the mask while washing.