Face masks are currently compulsory in some parts of Australia. You can sponsor a child by donating a washable, reusable child-friendly face mask. This can help enormously, and put a smile on their face and on yours.
We have established a connection with a Women’s refuge organisation in Melbourne. Just before we called them, they had been discussing how they could possibly supply masks to their families. Perfect timing!
$25 will purchase a child-friendly face mask which we will send a whole batch to the refuge organisation on Fridays over the next few weeks.
We will cover all freight costs. When you make the purchase/donation on our website, there will be no freight charged to you.
Cloth masks, whilst not hospital grade, offer some protection against droplets from coughs and sneezing.
More importantly it can stop you passing the virus on. If everyone wears a face mask, you protect others and they protect you.
Our masks are designed and produced by a local professional costume and clothing seamstress with a Degree of Fine Arts in Production (Costume Design & Construction). Our face masks are made extremely well, with attention to detail and comfort.
The elastic straps can be easily shortened if needed by simply tying a knot in the elastic each side.
Some recommend having 2 masks so you can always have one in the wash.
To wear the mask:
- Simply place the “pointy bit” or peak at the top, which covers the nose.
- The elastic straps go around each ear.
- The mask should come below the chin, as the mouth needs to be fully covered.
We like to say to children:
- Elastics (hold in each hand)
- Nose (position mask over your nose)
- Ears (put elastics around your ears)
Designed to suit a child from 5yrs+
For younger children 2yrs+, we recommend using an additional lace or ribbon at the back that joins the two elastic bands. This can help ensure the face mask is secure and a good snug fit.
The Face Mask fabric itself is approx 20cm x 10cm (from nose to chin).
Fabric and Construction
The lining is a poly cotton. Which means it will be breathable, light weight and easy to wash.
The front is a cotton. It is slightly heavier, but has similar properties to the lining.
The fabric has been pre-shrunk.
The masks are reversible. So you can choose which colour/design faces outward.
It also means you can be sure, if you remove your mask, which side needs to be facing outwards when it is put back on.
In terms of construction, they are very hard wearing and durable, as all of the internal seams have been overlocked.
Face Mask Features:
- Suitable for 5yrs+
- A good cough and sneeze catcher
- Great prints
- Comfortable, easy to wear design that covers the nose and mouth
- Double sided (different colours/patterns so you know which side is being “used”)
- Washable and pre-shrunk
Bring a smile to yourself and others by sponsoring a child and donating a child-friendly face mask.
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