Polyester Face Masks(50 items)
Welcome to the Polyester Face Mask Collection at NOVICA.
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Skin sensitivity is an important concern for face mask wearers. For this reason, artisans specializing in handmade face masks use quality, breathable fabrics when constructing their cloth masks. If a wearer has skin sensitivities or allergies to a particular fabric, it is useful to read the product’s full description. Additionally, because face masks can trap dirt and oil in your pores, and cause irritation, it is important to regularly clean masks after use.
Face masks are crafted from a wide array of materials, and global artisans strive to craft unique pieces from resources that are native to their own regions. Most work in woven cotton, largely because it performs better with high thread counts, making it a strong filter against transmittable, airborne particles. But each region adds its own unique touch. Thailand, for example, utilizes muslin and hemp, while Bali uses rayon and polyester, two synthetic fibers that create a filter-like effect to enhance protection. Mexico frequently works with nylon, elastic threads, and acrylic painted fabrics for a comfortable yet detailed design. India incorporates viscose, linen, silk and jacquard, which is a highly-textured pattern that is woven into fabric to produce a raised effect in the design. Fabric masks are most effective when multiple layers are threaded together to create an absorbent, protective barrier. Through face masks, artisans have found creative ways to bring their beautiful designs to the public and provide a livelihood for themselves and their families, especially when travel and tourism is reduced.
Masks function as shields; therefore, their levels of protection are dependent upon the types of materials from which they are made. The CDC recommends that healthcare providers wear N95 masks, which capture 95% of micro particles by tightly sealing susceptible areas, like the mouth and nose. For those who do not work in a healthcare setting, disposable or cloth masks are recommended. Handmade, artisanal face masks are one great option. They are designed to be an affordable, reusable form of protection against the spread of bacteria and viruses, in addition to dust and tiny particles. They block bodily fluids that may be emitted when one sneezes, coughs, or talks. Face masks from Bali, India, and Mexico are often made from organic fibers or tightly woven cotton and use multiple layers to provide the highest level of protection. Thailand specializes in muslin cotton, fibers that block pathogens at a rate that is comparable to medical-grade face masks. Of course, wearers must wash masks frequently and practice social distancing. But by wearing sustainable face masks made from natural, tightly woven fibers, wearers help slow the spread of possible airborne particles.
Natural, organic fabrics allow for comfortable airflow and optimal movement. Countries such as India, Bali, Thailand, and Mexico utilize natural materials that provide full coverage without being constricting. Linen, for example, is derived from flax plants, one of the oldest cultivated crops in history. It is known for its durability and lightweight fibers, making it extremely breathable. Similar to linen, cotton is a flexible material that is known for its breathability and softness. Novica artisans in these regions have developed masks utilizing sustainable resources that provide maximum comfort.
Whether manufactured or hand-stitched, face masks require proper care to ensure durability and functionality. While cloth and fabric masks do not technically expire, like any material, they will wear with excessive use and need to be replaced over time. Handmade face masks from regions like Bali and India, which use natural fibers and multi-layered fabrics, provide excellent coverage, and comply with CDC and WHO recommendations of breathability, comfort, and layering. These sustainable fabrics can be used repeatedly with gentle washing. Other regions, like Thailand and Mexico, also create high-quality face masks using cotton, a material that is strong, long-lasting, and comfortable. They provide great protection and are easy to sanitize. With proper use and delicate washing, handmade face masks serve as a safety precaution and a wearable work of art.
Featured Reviews on Polyester Face Masks
I like the masks because they have two ties which are elastic and one goes in the back of my top head and one around my neck. I like I get two to wear so when the one gets dirty I have another clean one right away to use.
You may not be able to see the contours of the mask from the photos, but these masks are designed to give space for the nose and chin. The mask does not flutter into my mouth while wearing. So far, these have washed very well. The design is also every bit as cute as the pictures.
Great gift for essential workers
Got more of these as a little extra for my brother s birthday next week. They re breathable and hand wash easy, lay flat to dry. Patterns are neat, too! He works with the public and until there s a vaccine he can never have enough masks.
Popular Polyester Face Masks
Exclusive Printed Face Mask with Love Goodly Logo, "Love Goodly"$12.95
Stay safe and well in our custom-printed Love Goodly Mask!
Featuring the classic Love Goodly hearts (and the Beauty Without Bunnies Cruelty-Free and Vegan Logo!) and elastic fitting. Comfortable fit that shapes around the contours of your face; please refer to the sizing chart below. Made with a quilted breathable polyester fabric with a slight stretch. Washable and reusable.
A portion of the proceeds will go to support frontline healthcare workers!
1 Black 1 Grey Beaded Lace Applique Face Masks from Bali, "Glamorous in Grey and Black"$23.99
Elegant in titanium grey and black, these face masks bring island beauty to every occasion. Lisa crafts the pair of shimmering polyester satin with lace applique, beaded by hand. A favorite with fashionable Balinese women, lace is the fabric of choice for the traditional a short jacket worn over a top. The masks are washable and reusable, and have elastic to loop over the ears.
2 Blue Hand-Beaded Lace Applique Face Masks from Bali, "Glamorous in Blue"$23.99
Elegant in navy blue and baby blue, these face masks bring island beauty to every occasion. Lisa crafts the pair of shimmering polyester satin with lace applique, beaded by hand. A favorite with fashionable Balinese women, lace is the fabric of choice for the traditional a short jacket worn over a top. The masks are washable and reusable, and have elastic to loop over the ears.
4 Assorted Cotton Print Pleated Artisan Made Face Masks, "Attractive Variety"$19.99
Blue black and white mingle in cheerful face masks by Saktut Raitawati. She crafts a set of four cotton print masks with three pleats for comfort. All are fully lined with polypropylene polyester, making the design a double-layered one. They are washable and reusable, and feature elastic to loop over the ears.