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Where are you getting your masks?

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Balhammom Mon 27-Apr-20 12:00:41

Just that really...

I’m currently reusing an N95 type mask, which probably isn’t sensible, and rather than deprive those who need it of clinical PPE, I wondered if there was anywhere good online selling a washable face mask?

(I’m also too lazy/rubbish with a sewing machine to make one, so would rather just buy)

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whatistheworld Mon 27-Apr-20 12:02:07


RainMustFall Mon 27-Apr-20 12:12:16

Amazon have a variety of masks.

EndoplasmicReticulum Mon 27-Apr-20 12:18:47

Etsy sellers are making handmade masks.

Itsjustmee Mon 27-Apr-20 12:22:48

Etsy and Wowcher

catsandlavender Mon 27-Apr-20 12:24:34

I got one on wowcher and my mum made me and DP some which are floral 😂

Bigfishylittlefishy Mon 27-Apr-20 12:35:27


MagisCapulus Mon 27-Apr-20 14:28:55

We have made some with a filter pocket and nose strips so they are more secure around the face.

IsadoraQuagmire Mon 27-Apr-20 14:33:17

Ebay and Etsy

buttermilkwaffles Mon 27-Apr-20 14:36:42

Says proceeds go to NHS.

Nquartz Mon 27-Apr-20 14:41:30

My mum sewed me one out of an old pillow case grin

Nquartz Mon 27-Apr-20 14:43:22

Mine is a bit pointless though because my glasses steam up so it isn't tight enough. I haven't told my mum though because it took her ages to make

FamBae Mon 27-Apr-20 15:02:10

Thank you buttermilkwaffles DH and I were debating the pros and cons of buying masks only yesterday and we also didn't want to take away from people more in need as we only go out once a week. These are perfect and great fun.

Justmuddlingalong Mon 27-Apr-20 15:04:25


BigChocFrenzy Mon 27-Apr-20 15:07:13

How to make a non-medical facemask (no sewing)

KnowledgeNotNonsensense Mon 27-Apr-20 15:11:58

It’s a simple one this, don’t waste your money or deprive the NHS of any equipment.

Keep your distance, wash your hands etc. This is the best protection unless you are in daily contact. with someone who has the virus.
Get with the WHO and the Government.

buttermilkwaffles Mon 27-Apr-20 15:12:10


How to wear a face mask without fogging up your glasses:

Rebelwithallthecause Mon 27-Apr-20 15:13:30

Home made

PoloNeckKnickers Mon 27-Apr-20 15:16:57

I ordered a couple from etsy just in case they are made compulsory. I chose a very fetching Liberty print!

MrsChoc Mon 27-Apr-20 16:13:21

Making my own for me and my family. Really easy, but I also enjoy seeing so it’s nice to have a project.

Judystilldreamsofhorses Mon 27-Apr-20 16:18:28

I ordered some from Baujken. I really hope they don't become compulsory, but equally wouldn't like to not have them in case they do, then be stuck inside not able to get any.

Nquartz Mon 27-Apr-20 16:28:41

@buttermilkwaffles thank you for that, I've done it & it works. I'm going to wear it when I give blood later

FTMF30 Mon 27-Apr-20 16:32:47

I saw that they have some for sale at my local chemist. I didn't bother asking the price as a 50ml bottle of anti bac gel was £5.50.

Darcydashwood Mon 27-Apr-20 16:41:11

The lingerie company Big Bloomers Company are doing masks now. I ordered a couple from there and and one from Etsy - there’s loads on there

catinasplat Mon 27-Apr-20 17:28:35

It’s a simple one this, don’t waste your money or deprive the NHS of any equipment.

Sadiq Khan has called for them to be made them compulsory if you use public transport, other mayors have too, so it may be a good idea to invest in them, as long as they are non-medical ones. If we all protect people from ourselves, that has to be a good thing?

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