In March 2020, the CDC began recommending that “everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public.” So far seven states have made wearing face coverings mandatory when outside, and today many stores and businesses require customers to be wearing a mask to enter. Unfortunately most masks on the market are uncomfortable or ineffective.
So we spent four weeks developing a face mask that we'd actually want to wear. Something beautiful, comfortable, and most of all, functional.
After countless iterations, we settled on a shape with a larger section under the chin than most masks for a more secure fit that doesn’t slide up and down the nose when you talk or move around. A moldable metal piece at the bridge of the nose allows for a more secure air-seal at the nose and under the eyes, and two elastic straps wrap around the back of the head and neck for a secure attachment. Side pleats enable a close fit at the cheeks without uncomfortable tightness around the nose and jaw. And since fit is so important, we decided to offer the mask in two sizes: large and small, to fit a broad range of face shapes (and both men and women).
We chose this smooth 100% cotton shirting fabric with an antimicrobial finish in a beautifully varied sky blue melange for both its breathability and subtle yet unique look. It makes up the outer and inner layers of the mask and feels incredible against your skin. Critically, nested between two layers of this fabric we've put a hand-washable filter. The filter is removable and consists of 3-layers of non-woven polypropylene, with a polypropylene meltblown core to provide significantly more protection versus fabric-only masks.
Note: This mask has not been evaluated by the CDC or FDA and is not a substitute for N95, surgical, or procedural masks.
Due to the special nature of this product all sales are final and we will not be accepting returns.
- Product Code: FM005
- Mask: 100% Cotton. Inner filter: 100% Polypropylene.
- Large Size: 6.7˝ center front height (nose to chin), 9.7˝ length (ear to ear) or 4.8˝ when folded in half. Perfect for most men.
- Small Size: 6˝ center front height (nose to chin), 8.5˝ length (ear to ear) or 4.2˝ when folded in half. Perfect for most women.
- Male model is wearing size Large, female model is wearing size Small.
- Removable PFE PM0.1 ≥85% filter (3-layer non-woven polypropylene with meltblown core). Filter is lab test certified to filter out ≥85% of .1 micron sized particles.
- Not for medical use.
- Mask and filter can be hand or machine washed regularly.
- Due to the personal nature of this product, all sales are final.
- Interested in larger quantities for your business? Reach out on our Masks for Businesses page.
DuPont SILVADUR™ Antimicrobial Finish
This soft 80s 2-ply 100% cotton fabric is treated with SILVADUR™, a solution developed by DuPont to protect fabrics from microorganisms. It’s certified non-toxic by the Oeko-Tex Association, making it safe for humans and the environment. Helps prevent bacterial growth and minimizes the spread of germs.
Replaceable Air Filter
Our unique design integrates a removable non-woven polypropylene air filter. The filter features 3 layers of non-woven polypropylene with a meltblown core. Lab test certified to filter out ≥85% of 0.1 micron-sized particles.
Buy a Mask, Give a Mask
For every mask you buy, we’ll donate a surgical mask to a healthcare worker. So far we’ve donated over 200,000 masks to healthcare workers in the US.
How long does it take to receive a face mask order?
In-stock face masks typically leave our offices in New York 1-2 business days after ordering. For US customers they are shipped via FedEx Smartpost or USPS First Class and will typically take 5-7 days to arrive.
For customers located outside of the US, face masks typically leave our offices in New York 1-2 business days after ordering and are shipped via FedEx and will typically take 3-7 days to arrive.
Which mask size is best for me?
We offer our face masks in two sizes—Large and Small. You can find our size chart, mask size measurements, and recommendations for choosing the right size on this page.
What’s the safest mask fabric?
Many articles circulating online regarding fabric thread count recommendations for cloth masks are geared toward individuals using cloth alone as a means of protection.
Proper Cloth masks provide more protection than cloth does on its own, as they feature a highly effective 5-layer design: a 3-layer non-woven, lab tested polypropylene filter, tucked neatly between 2 layers of premium, breathable shirting fabric.
Mask fabrics should be selected for your color and design preferences, as the filter included with each mask is the primary form of protection. The protection provided by the fabric is supplementary.
Are these masks medical grade?
Our masks are not intended to be worn in medical settings. They are not intended as substitutes for N95, surgical, or procedural masks and are not considered PPE. The replaceable and sewn-in filters included in our masks are lab test certified BFE ≥95% (Bacterial Filtration Efficiency rating of 95% or greater for .1 micron-sized bacteria) and PFE PM0.1 ≥85% (Particle Filtration Efficiency of 85% or greater for .1 micron-sized particles). See the lab test results here.
Our Everyday Mask 95 includes a filter with BFE ≥95% and PFE ≥95% for even greater filtration performance. See the lab test results here.
What’s the difference between the different versions of the mask?
Each version of the Everyday Mask (v1.0, v1.1, and so on) features updates to the design or construction of the mask. Full details of these updates, as well as size specifications, can be found here.
Our TechKnit Mask has a different look and fit from the Everyday Mask, but it has the same 5-layer construction including premium shirt fabrics and a non-woven polypropylene filter. Full details of the TechKnit Mask's design can be found here, and measurement specifications can be found here.
Can I mix sizes in a mask multi-pack?
We are currently able to mix sizes in 10-packs. A 10-pack of masks is available in your choice of 10 Large, 10 Small, or 5 Large and 5 Small masks, a 3-pack of masks will include 3 masks of one chosen size (Large or Small), and a 60-pack will include 30 Large and 30 Small.
How can I wash my face mask?
We recommend hand washing our masks with soap and warm water, rinsing thoroughly, and allowing them to air dry. They can also be machine washed if you prefer. Our comprehensive step-by-step guide to hand washing your face mask can be found here.
Do you offer replacement filters?
Not currently. At this time we do not have replacement filters available for purchase, however the filter provided with each mask is washable and has been lab-tested to show that it remains fully effective after at least 20 washes (we didn’t test it for more washes than that). We’re still working to obtain replacement filters for our masks and hope to have them available in the future.