Our Product Design
One of the biggest complaints that people have with wearing elastic ear loop surgical face masks is that the elastic cuts into the back of the ears making them uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. Although mask manufacturers provide adult and child sizes for a better fit at the extremes, they do not address the fundamental issue that no two faces are the same. It's obvious that noses come in all shapes and sizes, but what adds to the "fit" problem is the positioned of the ears. They can be set further back or further forward from the central position on the side of the head. This makes it difficult for a one size fits all adults approach, We have addressed this issue by designing a mask with adjustable ear loops.
The elastic straps can be tied off to the proper length which fits your face for a comfortable fit every time. We would like to show you a picture how we do this, but then everyone would copy our design.
All of our masks are made of two layers of cotton fabric with pleats/folds which expand the mask so it covers your face from your nose to under your chin. A metal wire is sewn between the two layers of the fabric at the top of the mask so the mask can be molded over the bridge of the nose for a better seal.
Do you have sensitive or tender facial skin? Are you allergic to chemicals and dyes found in synthetic fabric? Do disposable "polyester blend" masks cause you to sweat and itch when you wear them for long periods of time? Try this Organic Cotton Fabric Surgical Mask.
Most of our masks are offered in two distinct sizes - Adult and Child. The general overall dimensions are as follows:
Adult Size: 18 cm (7 inches) wide x 9 cm (3.5 inches) tall - expandable to 15 cm (6 inches). Some of our masks are not offered in "Adult Size" because the images, designs or applications on the masks are "childish".
Child Size: 16 cm (6.3 inches) wide x 8 cm (3.1 inches) tall - expandable to 12 cm (4.7 inches). These mask are designed to fit most children between the ages of 5-10 years old. Some of our masks are not offered in "Child Size" because the images, designs or applications on the masks are not appropriate for children.
Please note our masks are handmade, thus sizes will very slightly. If not stated in the product title, description, or variant the default size is "Adult Size".