These masks are designed by a Registered Nurse for the best protection in a handmade mask. Native American women are paid a livable wage to sew masks and learn entrepreneur skills. All masks have three layers of cotton, in addition to the polypropylene filter. The additional filter pocket made of cotton allows for added protection. Our masks have cloth loops with elastic straps which fit behind the neck and head. Loops allow people to change the elastic if necessary. These masks fit snuggly around the chin and the built-in nose wire allows for adjustment, helping to create a better fit.
We recommend people hand wash these masks to keep the nose wire from being twisted and bent out of shape. Handwashing is easy and keeps the mask and fabric from losing shape. Allow the mask to air dry, press with a warm iron to sanitize. Care instructions, and two pieces of disposable paper filter material for the filter pocket are included with each mask.