Face masks provide coverage over the nose and mouth and serve as a reminder to keep hands away from the face for protection. These face masks are created with an eight-layer center of cheesecloth that is edged in cotton with a pair of ties to secure it.
Face masks have been used over the years to protect the wearer from dust and other airborne particles. Back in the 1940s it was not uncommon to find face masks made from cheesecloth and other materials.
These masks will provide a basic protection, come in a one-size-fits-all size, and may be washed for reuse.
Face masks provide basic protection and shield nose and mouth.
Need a Special Size?
Have kids you need to get a face mask for? No problem. You’ve come to the right place. Please reach out via a custom request and provide the age or circumference around the head and how many you need.
Custom Size Requests
To get a face mask for a child, please provide one of the following in your custom request:
- Age of the child
- Circumference around the head
Reach out and let us know what you need and we’ll be happy to create a special mask just for you. Please call 913-397-8071 or email [email protected].
The Kansas Trip
Heading to western Kansas was just going to be a quick trip out and back. With the COVID-19 virus threat just having appeared in Kansas it would serve as a means to stop in stores along the way to secure face masks for my family members. Alas, all the shelves were picked clean. Thinking about what might work, I secured some cheesecloth and after my return I made my first face mask. Those initial masks were sent to my family members.
I’ll Take Two
A co-worker for one of my daughters was so glad to see her wearing her face mask, she waisted no time putting in her request for a pair of pink face masks.
So what is the basic protection these masks provide? Good question. Let’s address the matter.
Should I Wear A Mask?
If you stop to consider the situation even for a second, it is likely the time to put it on. It takes seconds to put on the mask and it will be a great first step when in doubt.
The mask on the face will make you feel different. It could make you curious to truly feel how it is to have a mask on. When you first put on the mask, no problem. Do shift the mask around for the position that you feel comfortable with the new thing on your face. Give yourself permission to touch at this time. Get familiar with it.
I like to think of this as the first time I walked a foster dog down to the neighborhood shopping area with the statues of little people. She barked and barked at all of them. It was a natural response. After letting her get up close to inspect them and smell them, she was content to simply walk past on the future trips.
Got it? Feel it initially and then ignore it.
Social Distance Awareness
When I first started wearing the mask out in public, I was amazed at the responses I got. What is the response when you see something out of the ordinary? Some people did a double look just to confirm what they thought they saw. Some simply could not hide their stare. Some even stopped in their tracks in surprise.
It actually made me first think maybe there was something wrong with me. I had my zipper zipped, nothing had torn, I did not have a bunch of frazzled hair, and I was not exhibiting some threatening actions.
It worked. The curious glances followed by a space yielding as I passed. As such, I responded accordingly.
In everyday life, we crave the ability to live normally. To go about our business with the ability to deal with the important and urgent while ignoring everything else. Statisics abound about the risks a typical person goes through in a day, on a trip, and over their lifetime. Dwelling on the risks will cause us to become paralyzed in fear or inspired to take action. It is within your control to put on the mask and proceed with caution.
Reduce the Emission Cloud
There will be times when you sneeze or cough. Everyone knows they should cover their nose or mouth when that happens, but actually in practice it never is a 100% compliance. Wearing the mask increases the likelihood that you acutally may be better at coverage.
Yes, I still try to grab for the kleenex in time to cover a sneeze, but if I’m not fast enough the mask comes to my aid.
The Center of Disease Control provides etiquette guidelines at https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/etiquette/coughing_sneezing.html
Mask Protection Levels
Masks are classified based on the protection levels they provide. Always consider the situations you will be in to determine what will be best for your personal protection.
Speaking Spread Barrier
These masks will provide a barrier to your mouth to reduce spread from speaking. See the new Center for Disease Control study information on community-spread of COVID-19 and cloth face coverings.
These masks will provide a barrier to your nose and mouth. They are breathable so you will more likely leave it in place.
Eliminates Raw Ears
They will never cause so much discomfort that you will dread putting it on as may become the situation with those with elastic loops that hook over your ear. If that is the mask you already have and you need relief for your sore ears, check out the headbands and get the buttons put on before they are shipped by pressing here.
In situations of direct spray, their cheesecloth shield, which is 100% cotton, is absorbent so it is recommended to remove and wash the mask as fast as possible. Droplets will become dispursed via the cotton properties so it is recommended to remove and wash the mask at the earliest opportunity.
Face Mask Details
Face Mask Style
The face mask covers the nose and mouth. It has a pair of ties to secure it around the head so it is a one-size-fits-all size. It is 9″ wide x 7″ tall.
Cheesecloth and Cotton
The protective shield of the mask is made of eight-layers of cheesecloth. The layers are secured with light quilting. The sides and ties are cotton.
To avoid problems of having the cheesecloth getting caught during wash, place the face mask in a pillow case prior to washing. Machine wash in cold water with a mild detergent. Air dry.
Placement Adjust for Comfort
Face mask ties make it easy to adjust the placement around your head.
- Place the face mask across the face just below the eyes and across the nose and secure with the top tie along the back of the head.
- Place the bottom of the mask over the mouth and secure with the bottom tie along the back of the head. Adjust the depth of the mask as desired, but be sure to always cover the mouth.
Made in the U.S.A.
All of Our Face Masks —
Made in the USA
All of our face masks are original designs by Rawls-Riley Creations. They are 100% made in the United States of America.
Masks are pre-made on a very limited basis and listed here for purchase.
Reach out and let us know what you are thinking about and we’ll be happy to create a special mask just for you. Please call 913-397-8071 or email [email protected].
Face Masks Sales are Final
Face masks are such a personal item, they may NOT be returned for refund or exchange. These sales of face masks are FINAL.
Already have a face mask with elastic loops to hook over the ear to keep it on and looking for headbands with buttons? Check out the headbands and place an order for the buttons at the same time. The buttons will be sewn onto the headband prior to shipping. Give those sore ears relief. Press here for the headbands.