We have retooled our cat bed production and are now making reusable fabric face masks for public use.
Our fabric face masks:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you cover your face when you’re out in public and can’t follow social distancing guidelines, you can read the CDC recommendation here. Evidence suggests that the coronavirus can be spread while talking or breathing, so wearing a mask can help to prevent you from unknowingly spreading the virus. It’s still very important to wash your hands frequently and to practice social distancing.
Wash your hands first, then with clean hands, cover your nose and mouth with the mask and secure it, making sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask. Once your mask is on, it’s important not to touch the front of your mask. Refrain from adjusting or pulling down the front of your mask while you’re wearing it and remember not to touch your face. When you’re ready to take your mask off, remove it from behind by loosening the ear loops or ties and pulling it away from your face. Put your used mask in a dedicated laundry bag and immediately clean your hands with soap and water or a hand sanitizer.
After you've been wearing a face mask you need to assume it is "contaminated" and should be careful of how you remove it, store it, and wash it.
Most of our masks are 100% cotton and subject to shrinking or color run if washed in hot water. Using a hot dryer can also cause shrinking. Here are some additional tips for washing these fabrics. Remember that any used face mask is contaminated and you need to also follow safe handling procedures (see the section above)
Approximate dimensions of the first two production runs of our face mask design
I'm working on a smaller size for kids, and I'm exploring some other design variations. Please comment if you have suggestions, ideas or questions.