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NEW V3 Reusable Cloth Face Mask (3 layers)

Regular price $16.00
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General information: CDC: Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 and WHO: When and how to use masks see also The Atlantic: The Real Reason To Wear A Mask and our warnings and instructions for use.

Our V3 Reusable Cloth Face Mask is made with three layers of fabric; an outermost layer of 65% polyester / 35% cotton blend; a middle layer of 100% Combed Cotton Twill; and an innermost / face layer of 100% Combed Cotton Twill. 

The V3 features a unique new design that's a good option for people who want to sing, chant, open their mouths wide to laugh or who have facial hair or beards. Most (but not all) people will find they can open their mouths really wide without this mask slipping off the nose or above the chin. If that sounds good to you, make sure you order the correct size (and err on the side of larger rather than smaller if you're in-between sizes) and make sure you tighten the ear loops so they're snug (snug, but not too tight!)

The ear loops and neck strap of the V3 are adjustable for a customized fit. The material we use for the ear loops is comfortable, conforming, and stretchy — but it’s not the scratchy elastic that’s typically found on masks.

On June 5th 2020, the W.H.O. issued the following guidance as part of When and How To Wear Masks:

"The ideal combination of material for non-medical masks should include three layers as follows: 1) an innermost layer of a hydrophilic material (e.g. cotton or cotton blends); 2), an outermost layer made of hydrophobic material (e.g., polypropylene, polyester, or their blends) which may limit external contamination from penetration through to the wearer’s nose and mouth; 3) a middle hydrophobic layer of synthetic non-woven material such as polyproplylene or a cotton layer which may enhance filtration or retain droplets."

Please note that you may find 3 layers of fabric to be slightly warmer than 2 layers of fabric.

Mask V1 is $13 because it's "buy one, donate one". Mask V2 is $9 because it's more expensive to make than V1, but is a standalone purchase. Because Mask V3 is more expensive to make, we've decided to also offer it as a standalone purchase; $16.00 for one mask. If you'd like a V2 or V3 mask and would like to support our efforts to donate masks (as of 06/25 we've donated over 70,000 masks so far thanks to you) consider adding DONATION ONLY Reusable Cloth Face Masks to your shopping cart.

Quick guide to our three different Reusable Cloth Face Mask options: 

Quick guide to our three different Reusable Cloth Face Mask options: 

Reusable Cloth Face Mask V1 - $13

Customizable conforming nose bridge (w/included twist-tie piece)

Comfortable, stretchy & soft (non-elastic!) ear loops

Two layers of 65% polyester / 35% cotton blend fabric.

Our Buy One / Donate One mask; we've donated over 70,000 masks so far thanks to you.

Pattern posted for free so you can make one at home

Made in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. 

Reusable Cloth Face Mask V2 - $9

Customizable conforming nose bridge (w/included metal nose clip)

Adjustable comfortable, stretchy & soft (non-elastic!) ear loops 

Adjustable neck lanyard

Two layers of 100% Combed Cotton Twill fabric.

Made in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. 

Reusable Cloth Face Mask V3 - $16

Customizable conforming nose bridge (w/included metal nose clip)

Adjustable comfortable, stretchy & soft (non-elastic!) ear loops 

Adjustable neck lanyard

Three layers of fabric: outermost layer is 65% polyester / 35% cotton blend; middle layer is 100% Combed Cotton Twill; innermost layer is 100% Combed Cotton Twill. Note: because it's three layers, you may perceive it as being the warmest of the three mask options that we offer.

A good option for people who sing, chant, open their mouths wide to laugh or who have facial hair or beards. Once the ear loops are adjusted so they're snug (snug, but not too tight!) most folks will find they can open their mouths really wide without this mask slipping off the nose or above the chin. 

Made in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. 

V3 Reusable Cloth Face Mask - Full Details

We know this is already a very long product description. We want to share as much information as we can so you can choose the best face mask for you. Use this directory to jump to the details and explanation that will help you make your decision:

Two Layers of 100% Combed Cotton Twill

Our V2 Mask is made with two layers of non-medical-grade pre-shrunk 100% Combed Cotton Twill fabric.

If we may say so ourselves, it's a beautiful fabric; the kind that might be used to make a fine shirt.

Comfortable, stretchy adjustable ear loops and neck lanyard

Our innovative ear loop and neck lanyard material is comfortable, conforming, and stretchy — but it’s not the scratchy elastic that’s typically found on masks. Even when worn around the ears, we (and others) find our material to be quite comfortable for longterm wear. And in our V2 and V3 Masks, the ear loops are adjustable to increase comfort even more.

As we mentioned, the ear loops and neck lanyard are both adjustable; you can shorten or lengthen them. To adjust, gently tug up on the ear strap (lengthens ear strap, shortens neck strap) or down on the neck strap (shortens ear strap, lengthens neck strap) at the point where they are knotted together.

We find the neck lanyard to be a convenient feature when we go out for walks. If no other people are around, we can let the mask hang around our neck and against the sternum; if we see another person coming our way, it's easy to very quickly grasp the ear loops (w/out touching the fabric of the mask) and put the mask on.

Choosing the right size of mask 

When tightly and properly secured via the adjustable strap, our 2 Layer Reusable Cloth Face Mask will provide a good, secure fit and reduce gaps. The ability to adjust the fit of the mask also means that some folks may be able to make a larger size than normal work for them. For example, the best size mask for Darcy (her face measures 4.25”) is the Small/Medium, but she can wear a Medium/Large with a good secure fit by tightening her ear loops.

To determine which size you need, take a flat ruler and place it next to your nose. Measure from the bridge of your nose to the point of your chin.

Choose Small/Medium if you measure LESS than 4.5” / 115mm

Choose Medium/Large if you measure MORE than 4.5” / 115mm

Customizable nose bridge

We’ve added a fabric slot over the nose bridge; your mask will arrive with a metal nose piece inserted into the slot that can be bent to conform your mask over your nose. Our V1 Mask includes a twist-tie; our V2 and V3 Masks include a metal nose piece, which we chose because V2 and V3 are made with slightly thicker fabrics.

Part of the reason the open nose bridge slot is so great is that you can effectively customize the firmness of the conforming metal piece to be what works best for you: replace the metal nose piece with a twist tie or vice versa, or choose a different wire altogether.

Additionally, we determined that the first component on a mask most likely to fail after repeated machine washing and drying is the bendable, metal nose piece; by making that piece removable and replaceable on our masks, we’ve increased the longevity of the mask and have allowed you to replace that part if/when it does fail at little to no cost (most of us have extra twist-ties at home… you know, the things produce comes bundled in or bakery bags are tied with.)

You can wash and dry your mask with the twist-tie or metal nose piece inserted; that said, to make those pieces last longer, it's a good idea to remove them.

Shipping costs, returns, guarantee

We will pride ourselves on fast shipping. However, many carriers including USPS and UPS are experiencing high volumes of packages and some shipments may be delayed in transit due to circumstances outside of our control. Please note that less expensive shipping options usually take a little longer to arrive.

USPS First Class Mail $4 (for up to 20 masks)

USPS Priority Mail $8 (for up to 30 masks) 

USPS Priority Mail to Hawaii & Alaska $10 (for up to 30 masks) 

UPS Ground $10

UPS 3 Day Select, 2nd Day Air, and Next Day Air shipping options are available at checkout.

USPS First Class International is $14 (for up to 20 masks)

For the health and safety of our crew, we can’t accept returns, repairs or exchanges for/of these masks. Any issue with materials or workmanship on these masks will be evident immediately; beyond your immediate inspection of the mask upon its arrival, the mask is not covered under our Lifetime Guarantee. That said, if you're unhappy with your mask, please emailus@tombihn.com

For washing instructions, please see CDC: How to Wash Cloth Face Coverings and World Health Organization / Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: When and how to use masks (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks) for more information. Do not microwave or put in the oven.

We don't recommend using bleach with our masks. We haven't experimented much with ironing these masks; they may only be able to take low heat. 

Made in U.S.A. (and what that means)

Some of you will ask why our masks (or our bags, for that matter!) are more expensive. Our business model is unusual: we are designer, manufacturer, and direct retailer and our entire company shares the same 16,000 square feet in Seattle, the city with the highest minimum wage in the United States. We're also a Certified B Corporation. The contract manufacturers we work with are also in Seattle. In short, our labor and overhead costs are likely significantly higher than that of a business who manufactures their products overseas.

Warnings and Instructions For Use

We include one paper version of these Warnings and Instructions For Use with each shipment of Reusable Cloth Face Masks. If you need more copies of the Warnings and Instructions For Use to distribute with masks that you are providing to others, please download this PDF and print additional copies on your home printer.

These guidelines are based on this FDA document; the guidelines may be subject to change. Please refer to the FDA website for the most up-to-date information.

Enclosed Face Masks are NOT Intended to Provide Liquid Barrier Protection

This mask is not a surgical device or a respirator and should not be used as a substitute for either of these devices.

Not for use in any surgical setting or where significant exposure to liquid, bodily or other hazardous fluids, may be expected.

Not for use in a clinical setting where the infection risk level through inhalation exposure is high.

Not for use in the presence of high intensity heat source or flammable gas.

100% Combed Cotton Twill Note: These masks are not made of medical grade material

For adult use only.  Wash these masks according to CDC and WHO washing guidelines prior to first wear. Wash routinely depending on the frequency of use. Do not microwave. Do not put in the oven.

Use of this mask is intended to be an addition to and not in substitution of all other measures recommended for the prevention of communicable diseases.

If unsure, consult your personal physician before wearing.

When washed and dried, secure the clean mask to your face to cover both your nose and mouth.

WARNING: Gaps between the mask and your face, or a loose fitting mask, will reduce the effectiveness of the mask. Once secured, refrain from touching the mask and your face in order to adjust its fit. Any hand contact with your face, or the mask itself once donned, can increase your risk of contracting or communicating an infectious disease.

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