Face mask FAQs
What is a PM2.5 Activated Carbon Filter?
This masks includes 1 reusable filter but can be used without.
The filter contains 5 layer filter including activated carbon and small particulate filters.
The 2.5 in PM2.5 refers to the size of the pollutant in micrometres. This will filter particles over 2.5 microns (ie pollen and most bacteria/viruses).
Are the masks reusable?
Mask is washable and reusable (remove filter first before washing)
What sizes do they come in?:
These masks are all the same ‘adult size’ with elastic which allows for adjusting around the head. Size can vary depending on your face size, placement of your nose and ears and the width or height of your face.
Do masks protect against disease?
Hand washing remains a critical means of disease prevention for community members. When combined with social distancing and proper mask use, homemade cloth face masks may help slow the spread of COVID-19 in a community. Masks limit the spread of germs from the mask wearer to others by helping block large droplets from coughs and sneezes.
How do I clean a cloth mask?
Cloth masks should be properly cleaned before they are reused. To wash, launder masks in hot water using soap or detergent that leaves no residue. Rinse well with fresh water and hang to dry.
Are these masks made in Australia?
Ideally the answer would be ‘yes, the masks are not only made in Australia but also the fabric and elastic components and the filters’. It would be also ideal if my artwork was printed on the masks in Australia using Australia made ink. Unfortunately the capacity for Australia to do this is currently very small and costly (it is difficult to bulk outlay this cost and risk no sales). Let’s hope we can change this in the future!
The sales of these masks will support an Australian artist (me), a local retailer (Market Fair) as well as the tax paid to the Australian Government.
$1 from each sale will be donated to Southern Cross Kids camps.
NOTE: If you would prefer an Australian made mask, one can be produced at a cost of $55 each (no removable filter). Due to high demand, you may not receive your item for 6+ weeks. Please contact me for an expression of interest.