Watson Art Centre AOW washable cotton-sateen Face Coverings - custom designed with WAC's artwork on them - are here! AOW has them priced at $18.50 per facecover and $2.00 per package of 2 insertable filters (optional), plus shipping and taxes. Check them out at https://artofwhere.com/artists/watson-art-centre/collections/72302
Made from soft 100% cotton sateen, a great way to stay safe and stylish with these custom printed face coverings. They are designed to fit snuggly while you go about your life. Complete with a stainless steel nose piece, filter pocket and comfy fabric ear ties, these 200 thread count soft 100% cotton sateen face coverings are here to give you some peace of mind. Printed with permanent reactive inks, you can feel confident washing them over and over without fear of fading. PM2.5 insertable filters (scroll down for more info on the filters) can be purchased at the same time to complete your face-covering order. They are available in 3 youth and 4 adult sizes to suit a variety of face shapes (face covers should not be put on children under 2 years of age). Since AOW knows people are eager to put the face covers to good use, they will be fast-tracking face cover orders. They are aiming to have a 5 day turn around on them before shipping. How to measure: click on https://artofwhere.com/products/face-masks then scroll down to Information and select How To Measure.
About the insertable filters: PM2.5 filters filter out particles that are as small as 2.5 microns. Virus particles are even smaller than 2.5 microns. However by including a filter in your mask, whether it is a PM2.5 filter or another filter, you are adding extra layers of protection to your cloth face covering. Each of the PM2.5 filters are made of 5 layers of cloth, including two layers of meltblown cloth and one layer of activated carbon cloth to provide excellent filtration. Typically used to prevent the inhalation of air pollution particulates, PM2.5 can help increase effectiveness of non-medical face coverings.
PM2.5 filters are not equivalent to N95 masks. N95 masks capture 95% of airborne particles larger than 0.3 microns. PM2.5 filters capture particles matter larger than 2.5 microns. PM2.5 filters can be used continuously for 16-24 hours, or for 1-2 weeks when used occasionally. Sold in packages of 2.