Due to popular demand after many people have seen our own face masks our staff and volunteers at the charity are using since lockdown lifted, we have now had these masks made and designed for us. Ironically, they arrived on the day it was announced that masks may no longer be mandatory, but like the majority of the general public have stated and we strongly agree, we shall continue to wear them when indoors in a public setting as we're taking no chances with our own health or the health of others!
Many people suggested wearing the masks will also help raise awareness of sleep apnoea, so that's another benefit from them, and it's certainly been the case for us as wearing these masks have led to several positive conversations.
When our own masks arrived at the charity, all of us felt they are easier to breathe in than many other reusable masks we've tried, which is probably down to the lovely fit of the masks, and we do hope others get the same experience as us. Those of us who wear glasses have also found our glasses are far less likely to steam up like others we've tried, which is likely due to the excellent nose wire on these masks.
Here's a few pictures of Natalie and John at the charity demonstrating the masks:-
The Adult Masks, available in blue or white, are one-size-fits-most and made from 95% polyester and 5% spandex, feature a highly effective composite filter layer sandwiched between two comfortable fabric layers. Filtration performance of > 95%, when the mask is new, exceeds the filtration level required by the familiar FFP2 standard and even after 25 washes at 60 degrees the masks continue to achieve a filtration efficiency of > 90%. The comfortable design includes an ergonomic nose clip and adjustable ear straps to help maintain a secure fit.
The Junior Masks, available in blue or white, are made from 95% polyester and 5% spandex, and are designed to fit young people and teens between 10 and 16 years of age. The smaller design features an adjustable nose clip and comfortable 3-layer construction. They are also washable at 60 degrees.
The masks arrive in a translucent bag made from plant based material - biodegradable and more environmentally friendly than plastic polybags. However, they are not designed to be reusable.
Magnet Box with Face Mask (Additional Optional)
The Magnet Boxes are an optional extra for people wanting to keep them clean and intact in their bag or pocket. The slim plastic design features a secure lid which closes via two small magnets. In fact, the little boxes are handy for storing many things - not just the masks. They measure approx 10 cm x 10 cm with a depth of 2.5 cm and the masks come pre-packed in these boxes for people requiring this option.
Adult Masks Performance Certificate
Junior Masks REACH Certificate