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Lola1975 Wed 13-May-20 14:26:16

Hi, I am looking for some decent facemasks. There seems to be quite a few out there but not good quality. I would like my family to have some sort or barrier and one that’s washable. Big ask I know! Please point me in the right direct!
I bought some local cotton ones and they didn’t last five mins

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sleepismysuperpower1 Wed 13-May-20 14:29:52

hopefully the link works. they come in kids and adult sizes and a variety of colours

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CasesShirts?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=786983458

oldiewelshie Wed 13-May-20 14:51:56

These look decent, plus you gat an extra pack to share.

oldiewelshie Wed 13-May-20 14:52:08

www.baukjen.com/blogs/journal/baukjen-face-masks

portocristo Wed 13-May-20 15:00:45

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Becstar90 Wed 13-May-20 15:06:39

Omg

Thighmageddon Wed 13-May-20 15:09:11

The first of my cotton ones I ordered from Etsy has arrived.

It's really well made.

ADreamOfGood Wed 13-May-20 15:11:15

@portocristo how do their masks kill the virus? Soap/washing breaks down the virus, so any washable mask is one that can be cleansed.

Thighmageddon Wed 13-May-20 15:12:51

This seller.

www.etsy.com/uk/listing/788129178/double-layered-face-mask-with-a-pocket?ref=hp_rv-3&frs=1&bes=1

Lola1975 Wed 13-May-20 15:14:01

Great! Thank you will try them!

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Thighmageddon Wed 13-May-20 15:29:26

portocristo evidence for that extremely bold claim?

ADreamOfGood Wed 13-May-20 15:37:24

portocristo antimicrobial fabrics to kill microbes, but not "on contact", rather over time (at least ten minutes, usually longer).
The chemical agents used in these fabrics are quite hazardous, and whilst they may be approved for bodily use (e.g. sports wear, gowns for morticians etc) I don't think people should be breathing in or ingesting directly triclosan chitosan etc which are banned in some countries, though not UK, due to health concerns.

Wheresthebiffer2 Wed 13-May-20 15:37:47

The mask is Anti-Microbial and physically destroys corona virus on impact .

LOL

ADreamOfGood Wed 13-May-20 15:41:24

And of course many antimicrobial fabrics merely retard the further growth of microbes, not kill them.

mumsiedarlingrevolta Wed 13-May-20 15:41:54

I have just ordered from here:

bespoke-facemasks.com

It is a British rowing kit manufacturer who has converted to making masks as no one is currently rowing!

Not medical grade (but general public advised to leave those for frontline workers anyway) machine washable at 60 degrees.

I have gotten a mask and a snood-think snood might be easier to wear now but as it gets hotter out may need mask then.

BruceAndNosh Wed 13-May-20 15:44:24

If there is a mask that destroys the virus on contact I'd expect the inventor to be fending off Government contracts to supply the NHS for ICU use.
Not selling them on eBay for people to wear round Tesco

PestymcPestFace Wed 13-May-20 15:44:45

Put your washable fabric face coverings in a wash bag or a pillow case when you wash them. It will stop the ties coming out and make them last longer.

Astrid84 Wed 13-May-20 15:50:53

bespoke-facemasks.com this company isn't even declared on companies house so i'd be very wary on ordering from them. A scarf would work just as well

mumsiedarlingrevolta Wed 13-May-20 15:57:06

bespoke-facemasks.com this company isn't even declared on companies house so i'd be very wary on ordering from them. A scarf would work just as well

They are Stitch Rowing

I have been a customer with them for many years while my DC rowed. They are a business based in Malvern so supporting a British business.

CantStandMeow Wed 13-May-20 16:01:19

How many layers of thickness are recommended for day to day use? I'm seeing 3 layers up to 7 layers of cotton when I look.

Hagisonthehill Wed 13-May-20 16:01:56

Are people going to be wearing goggles as well since the eyes are another entry point for the virus?

Hagisonthehill Wed 13-May-20 16:03:40

Apparently layers of silk is good,also layers of fine cotton,the higher the tread count the better.This way you need less layers which will make breathing through it in summer more bearable.

Thighmageddon Wed 13-May-20 16:04:50

Are people going to be wearing goggles as well since the eyes are another entry point for the virus?

The masks are to protect others not the wearer.

Not sure my eyes have ever propelled liquid into the air the same way my sneezing or coughing could.

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