Handmade Cloth Mask

Four layers

UK P&P included

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Handmade Cloth Mask

Four layers in all.

World Health Organisation guidance for Cloth Masks was published on June 5th, and is based on a meta analysis of existing evidence to date.

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.

This mask is composed of cotton*/waterproof polyester/polypropylene filter/cotton (from outer layer to inner layer).

The ties are strips of new jersey t-shirt material. They’re stretchy and comfy, and go round the back of the head, rather than behind the ears.

*Fabrics are from my hoarded vintage collection of offcuts, so designs vary and are limited.

It’s a thing on your face. It’s not medical. It might not stop you getting germs but it might help you stop sharing yours. Read the government guidance on face coverings, and to learn how to use it safely with this helpful video from WHO. If you think it’s better than a sock, pop it in your basket and wait a few days for the post!