This is a basic breathable lightweight contoured mask with two layers of fabric. For more protective masks please see other styles that have additional layers. These are light comfortable for the summer heat, reusable, and machine washable.
PLEASE WASH YOUR MASK PRIOR TO USE. Proudly made in Sacramento, California. The two-layered cotton fabric has been preshrunk washed twice in hot water before cutting, but since they were sewn by hand and packed and wrapped with love by hand we strongly advise for your protection to sanitize - wash the mask prior to use. Thank you for supporting local creatives!
To adjust the fit on the ears, make a knot on the elastic.
Medium - most women, teenagers, and men with smaller facial features.
Large - Men with larger facial features, and facial hair.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE
Louise from Enharmmonic Panda is a local creative who is a cosplay crafter and seamstress offering handmade cotton face covers to the public in order to cover the costs of supplies for mask donations. Louise is an Instructional Assistant at American River College and Sacramento City College and has been part of the effort in providing frontline workers and nursing students with over 3,000 cotton face covers. Funds collected here go to making additional masks for those in need.
WHAT IS THE ATRIUM?
This mask marketplace shopping experience is provided by the nonprofit The Atrium -a Creative Innovation Center for Sustainability. Seeking to build a kind, creative and sustainable future for all. Creatives on this platform are using the funds raised from these masks to buy supplies to make free masks for those on the front lines and those in need.
WEARING A CLOTH MASK
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidelines on April 3, advising Americans to wear cloth face coverings when out in the community. The guidelines target areas with significant community spread and where social distancing is difficult (like a grocery store). The goal is to minimize the spread from asymptomatic people (who have the COVID-19 illness but show no symptoms) and presymptomatic people (who are infected but aren’t showing symptoms yet).
- Use a fabric mask for no more than four hours at a time, then wash in hot water and dry thoroughly before using it again.
- Put the mask on (don) after washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
- Wash hands again after removing (doffing) the mask. Do not touch the outside front part of the mask as the area is likely to be contaminated.
- You must still practice social distancing and handwashing if you wear a mask. Masks are not absolutely effective and do not allow you to be less vigilant about staying safe!
Cloth masks are not medical-grade N95 respirators. Medical experts believe they may help to prevent an asymptomatic carrier from unknowingly spreading the virus to others. (Sacramento Bee April 2020)
Up Kindness, Inc is the 501c3 nonprofit legal name that houses the Atrium.