Our V1 Reusable Cloth Face Mask is made with two layers of pre-shrunk 65% polyester / 35% cotton blend (not medical-grade). Its features include soft (non-elastic!) adjustable ear loops, a lanyard, and a customizable conforming nose bridge (w/included metal nose clip). Like all of our face masks, the V1 Mask is cut & sewn right here in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. It's available in two sizes: S/M and M/L (click here for sizing instructions.)
Like our bags, our masks are satisfaction guaranteed; we welcome you to email@example.com whether you love your mask and want to recognize our talented sewing crew or there's something not working for you.
For every V1 Mask you buy, we'll donate a mask to a person in need; we've donated over 158,000 masks as of 11/15. Track our efforts in this public spreadsheet. Our V1 Mask pattern is free to all under the Creative Commons Share-Alike 4.0 International license.
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.
All TOM BIHN face masks feature a fabric slot over the bridge of the nose of the mask. Your V1 Mask will arrive with a metal piece inserted into the slot that can be bent to conform your mask over your nose. Some folks may find that swapping the included metal piece for a twist-tie, pipe cleaner, copper wire or other material may work better for their particular face shape and preferences; that's part of the reason the nose bridge slot is so great! You can effectively customize the firmness of the conforming metal piece to be what works best for you. You can wear your V1 Reusable Cloth Face Mask with the nose bridge slot facing outwards or inwards; choose one or the other, because that will help you know which side of the mask is “in” and which side is “out” (you don’t want to put the “out” side against your face!)
To wash your mask, see the CDC: How To Wash Cloth Face Coverings guidelines. We also recommend washing your face masks in a reusable mesh laundry bag; this will prevent the ear loops from getting caught on other stuff in the washer and dryer and will help protect your mask. If you’re looking to avoid wrinkles, machine wash your masks, shape the mask, and line dry per CDC Guidelines. Removing the twist-tie piece (use a pair of tweezers to pull or push it out) will help the nose piece last longer. Please download and review this PDF for our full warnings & instructions for use.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE, SIZING, SHIPPING OPTIONS & MORE
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE OF MASK
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
And if you measure exactly 4.5" or have facial hair, we recommend choosing the Medium/Large size. 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 for a person whose face measures 4.25” is the Small/Medium, but they can likely wear a Medium/Large with a good secure fit by tightening her ear loops.
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)
RETURNS & GUARANTEE
Our masks are satisfaction guaranteed. Please firstname.lastname@example.org if you're happy with your mask *or* there's something that doesn't work for you. We want to hear from you!
For the health and safety of our crew, we can’t accept physical 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.
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 recommend that you read our Warnings & Instructions For Use. 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.
65% polyester / 35% cotton blend Note: These masks are not made of medical grade material.
For adult use only. Wash these masks according to CDC 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.