This pleated face mask with print has an internal channel for nose wire (included) and a pocket for a filter. I have made and tested many styles (pleated and shaped) and this is my preferred style as they fit well and when wearing this mask I find it easier to talk, less claustophobic and I was able to wear for extended periods without having to touch or adjust it.
This face covering is made from a double layer of printed 100% cotton fabric that has been pre-washed at 40C, tumble dried and hot ironed to prevent shrinkage when you wash your mask. The inner layer opens to form a filter pocket. Please note the inner lining colour is the same colour as the outer later, and will vary from the photo. You can insert your own filter into this pocket (people are using non-woven materials such as kitchen paper towel and dried wet wipes) or wear without a filter (filter not included).
Over the nose is an internal fabric channel to insert your nose wire, but remove before washing to prevent rusting. The wire can be bent and moulded over the bridge of your nose for a better fit. It can be replaced with other wire such as garden wire, bent paper clip, jewellery wire or a folded pipe cleaner.
The mask has ear loops made from 3mm black elastic. Tie them and adjust to fit. The side channels can be gathered for an even better fit.
Small: Fits children 8-12y (approx 17-18cm width)
Medium: Fits teens and ladies (approx 19-20.5cm width)
Large: For men and anyone with a wider face (approx 22-23cm width).
X-large: For anyone with a wider face (approx 24cm)
It is advisable to wash the mask before use and after every outing. The mask can be washed up to 60 degrees Celsius and then hot iron.
NOTE: This is not a medical mask. It should only be used in non-clinical settings.
Wearing a mask is not a substitute for social distancing and doesn't prevent you from catching diseases.