Reusable Cotton Face Mask- $9.95 each plus shipping. You will receive a shipping notification with tracking when your order ships. One FILTER will be automatically included with each mask purchase. If you need 'ear savers' or extra filters, please purchase from the MASK ACCESSORIES PAGE.
• Our pattern uses 2 layers of 100% cotton that creates a pouch for a filter to be slipped into for optimal protection and an inserted covered wire for an improved molded fit around the nose. Our laminated polyester side panels provide for exceptional flexibility to help reduce side leakage.
• Each mask comes with one filter. Additional filters and 'Ear Savers' available on the Mask Accessories page. (If you don't have a mask filter, you can use any type of 'non-woven' material, such as fabric stabilizer, or Pellon, cut into approx. 4"x 5" rectangles.)
EFFECTIVENESS: According to researchers at Cambridge, 2 layers of 100% cotton (with no filter added) catches 71% of regular bacteria and 51% of corona virus size bacteria. Surgical masks under the same test caught 97% of regular bacteria and 89% corona virus. With a filter added to the mask, you can bring the effectiveness up to nearly equal that of a surgical mask. These can also be worn over the top of a disposable mask to potentially increase effectiveness.
The pleated, double layer cotton design used in RagaBabe masks is one of several designs used by the public and recommended by many medical facilities. Our masks have not been certified, but have been tested by the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. They do not guarantee protection, but the study shows that cotton masks help prevent droplet transmission, which can reduce the spread of the virus. The CDC is recommending cloth masks to be worn by the general population of the US.