Mabel Adult Behind-the-Head Cotton Mask
*These masks are not medical grade or rated for disease control. They are intended to use for the general public as directed by the CDC and for healthcare workers when professional masks are not available.*
This listing is for an adult-sized mask with behind-the-head elastic loops (will not touch ears, has two straps that both go behind your head). The mask is 5 1/4 from nose to chin and 7 1/2 from ear to ear.
The print pattern you are purchasing is the one shown in this photo. Placement of print will vary per mask. The inside colors and elastic colors will vary depending on supplies, but will always be made in a coordinating color.
These masks are made with 2 layers of 100% cotton. There is a side pocket for adding a filter of your choice. There is a flexible stainless steel nose guard at the top. There is a 33” piece of elastic to secure the mask behind your head. The elastic is fully adjustable. Slide the knot out from under the side seams and cut to desired length making sure to leave enough length to tie another knot. Slide knot back into side seam if you wish to hide the knot. If you prefer behind the ears straps, cut the one piece of elastic into 2 and cut to desired length making sure to leave enough room to tie another knot. Slide knots into side seam. Use care to keep elastic threaded in the seam while adjusting. If the elastic comes loose you will need to re-thread with a yarn needle or safety pin. Let us know if you have any issues we can walk you through them.
Launderette bag is included with purchase and recommended for machine washing.
Masks are washable by hand or machine. DO NOT PUT MASK IN THE DRYER. Lay flat or hang to dry. The extreme heat from the dryer may weaken the elastic and cause it to shrink. Remember, Elastic is rubber wrapped in synthetic fibers, these things can change properties under high temps.
As with any garment, hand washing and hanging or laying flat to dry will prolong the life of the mask. Be careful that elastic does not get caught in agitator or wrapped around another heavy garment in the wash because this could stretch elastic and cause breakage.
All masks are FINAL SALE.