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Limited stock! We have done lots of research on these masks They are washable and reusable These are suitable for adults or kids aged between 8-13 They are made with three layers of cotton with a non-woven removable filter inside, so you don’t overheat, you are comfortable, so it fits correctly and nothing gets in or out. It has a non-woven filter that stops 99.5% dust at 0.5 microns and friendly to asthmatics. We can’t say it will stop the virus as we don’t know but it’s better than most types of homemade nonfilter masks It is made from 3 layers of cotton plus a filter and it’s very comfortable, adjustable and breathableElastic may vary in width and colour The elastic is adjustable  There is a wire nose piece sewn in  All the back of the masks are made with a a light coloured cotton material so if you put it down you don’t put it back on the wrong way round Check out our other masks as well, we have fitted too, but the pleated one tends to fit many different face size and shapes.Pictured above is the large adult size, it has plenty of room in it as the pleats are adjustable up and down, so it firmly sits under your chin.

Fisherman’s Tales - pleated mask

Only 6 left in stock
  • These masks can be washed in a hot or warm wash in the washing machine.

    Ironing with a hot steam iron is also recommended for sanitising or use a sanitiser.

    There may be slight shrinkage after the first wash. Only wash if badly soiled or very wet., line dry as UV is effective against the virus.

    Disposable masks are harmful to the environment. 

    The inside of the mask is white or offwhite cotton. So you know which way round to put it on and will show any soiling.

    Due to the nature of this product all sales are final and cannot be returned or changed, but do let us know if you have any problems.

    We don't make any claims to the medical benefit of our face masks.  We have followed WHO guidelines and US nurses making there own on the front line.  

  • Masks should be tight-fitting, no gaps anywhere to be effective, nothing gets in or out except your breath. 

    Our masks should not fog your glasses if fitted correctly.

    Some may feel a little hot when you first wear our pleated masks this is normal for some, they are thicker than the single-use or the 2 layer fitted masks you can buy elsewhere. Our pleated masks are 3 layers of cotton as well as a removable filter.

    We have followed the guidelines and recommendations of the W.H.O for the best protection without it being a medical mask (that should be left for medical professionals).

    However, if you are finding them too hot you may find it easier to remove the filter (as you still have 3 layers of protection which is a minimum they recommend)

    ​The single-use polymer medical pleated masks are made of 3 layers of very thin plastic, which afterward will turn into microplastics,

    So it's very hard to replicate that in a natural fiber that is protective without adding layers.  The other reason for the 3 layers is so the virus can not get through the tiny holes in the woven fabric. The filter is added best protection as it's a non-woven fabric

    Single or 2 layers, stretchy material, or the wrong type of material will allow the virus to get through. The question to ask is what is the purpose of the mask, protection, or fashion?

    ​ Most people become used to our masks and they become unnoticeable and more natural the more you wear them.

    We have people wearing these for 8+ hours a day with no problems

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