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Linen Face Mask

Broiderie Stitch


Regular price $5.50
White linen face mask on wood background
Back side of white linen face mask showing black topstitching
White linen shaped face mask with elastic straps
Woman wearing homemade medical mask
Side view of woman wearing medical mask
Medical masks are in short supply - dangerously short. However, researchers at Cambridge University found that homemade masks are surprisingly effective at reducing the transmission of viruses. When they tested Bacteriophage MS2 particles (at 0.02 microns, they're five times smaller than COVID-19) they found that surgical masks were 89% effective. Linen is 62% effective at stopping transmission, and easy to breathe through as well. 

Our masks are made of a double layer of linen and secured using elastics around the ears. If you would prefer ribbon ties instead of elastic, just leave a note at checkout. These masks are machine washable. Black thread has been used on the back of the mask so the inside and outside can be differentiated at a glance. 
Due to the nature of this product, we cannot accept returns. These masks are not medical grade.
We are also donating masks to Heywood and Athol hospitals here in Massachusetts. If you'd like to purchase masks to donate, you can do so here: https://www.broideriestitch.com/products/donate-face-masks-to-heywood-hospital

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