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Our styles denoted as (NEW) have sliders on both ear loops that adjust to different face sizes.
Our sliders are hypoallergenic and we tested several iterations to ensure that they comfortable behind the ear and don't irritate even after prolonged use.
Yes, however certain precautions should be taken with all masks when removing them. The CDC Recommends, "Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing."
MODMASK Face Masks are built from some of the same fibers as high-end athletic wear and scarves. These have been tested to last for over 100 washes while still retaining the structure and silky hand-feel.
After prolonged use, make sure to:
N95 respirators and medical masks are melt blown non-woven material made out of Polypropylene. In simple words, small plastic fibers are are laid together to create a thatch like structure that gets more efficient at filtering out particles with prolonged use. These also make these masks an excellent choice for clinical or construction settings.
This also makes N95 and medical masks extremely uncomfortable to wear, harder to breathe from, more sweaty, and environmentally unfriendly since the recommended guidance is to dispose of them after every use.
A 2015 study in the American Journal of Infection Control cites that we touch our faces on average 23 times in an hour. 23 times an hour 🤯. Our hands are one of the largest vectors of infection.
MODMASK marries function with style and comfort. It is made out of micro modal, a washable, soft, woven fabric that sits comfortably on the face allowing for all-day every day protection.
Micro Modal, known for its premium softness, is a sustainable fiber derived from beech trees. Being thinner than cotton, Micro Modal is breathable and wicks moisture well. Most importantly, Micro Modal has natural anti-microbial properties, filters bodily fluids more efficiently and hold its shape even after extensive use.
Cotton is a versatile fabric that’s inexpensive to produce and is widely accessible. It tends to break down faster than Micro Modal and lose its shape and softness after several wears and washes. As such, it will get less comfortable as time goes on. Additionally, cotton absorbs moisture which results in uncomfortable dampness and retention of body odor.
After thoughtfully researching alternatives, we chose MODMASK to be made out of Micro Modal despite its higher price point to manufacture, for sustainability, durability, softness, and all-day comfort without odor.
We ship from Los Angeles, CA multiple times a day. We pay for standard shipping to all 50 states and make no money on the expedited or international options by charging you exactly the same amount we pay: