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The Handmade Mask exists because of the support and love our tribe and that tribe includes you! This collection of reusable face masks is symbolically named in Zulu to embody what we affirm ourselves to be.
My Tribe is Amandla. My Tribe is Muhle. My Tribe is Onesibindi.
My name is Alecia B. and I am a crafter turned mask maker like many other individuals making handmade face masks. What initially was a goal of providing face masks to immediate family and friends, morphed into constant mask production providing hundreds of reusable face masks for our community offered locally at farmers markets. The Handmade Mask exists because this is a FAMILY production allowing us to blossom into what you see before your eyes. Whether it is my husband cutting elastic, or my daughter sorting packaged masks for inventory...our tribe supports each other so we can support yours. I truly hope you enjoy our cotton face mask, and am humbled that of ALL the masks you have seen you have fallen in love with ours!
Thank you for supporting The Handmade Mask by Alecia B!
What are your masks made of?
Our face masks are triple layered cotton masks with an exception of a few designs, whose outer decorative shell (the colorful part of your face mask) you will find in the description of each mask. We have taken great effort to provide you with the most accurate description of each available pattern detailed with each face mask. Please review the product description of the desired mask for the precise materials.
Disclaimer: Our masks are not medical grade and are not considered PPE for medical professionals to protect against COVID-19. Please defer to CDC guidelines regarding mask protection.
Does your masks have pocket filters?
No our reusable face mask do not have a pocket filter. Since adding an additional layer of 100% cotton creating a triple layered cotton face mask the need for an additional filter was eliminated.
How can I tell if my mask will fit?
With our adjustable elastic ear loops, our face masks are one size fits most! The Handmade Mask is designed to allow you to customize the fit of your mask by lengthening or shortening the ear loop for your own comfort fit.
We have designed our handmade face masks with a “channel” which your elastic is threaded through allowing the possibility to alter your face mask. This “channel” allows options for a better fit by: the ability to replace elastic when elasticity has been lost; allowing the option for longer elastic ear loops; removal of elastic and replacement with paracord to transform a mask into a behind the head tied face mask.
How can I tell if I have the best fit on my face mask?
If you are not sure, let us know...because we are here to help you. Although we do not accept returns we are able to assist you with adjustments for a better fit. One of the most common reasons a mask does not fit properly initially is by not fully donning your mask.
To don your mask, place the mask on your face (in the manner which you normally wear your mask) while STILL holding the tips of elastic ear loops. Gently pull the both elastic ear loops towards the back of your head. This gentle tugging action will pull the elastic out of the “channel” holding the elastic creating more length for you to then comfortably place the elastic behind your ears and adjust with the toggle (the small flat round circle on the elastic cord).
Should the above method not work for you please contact us via our email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional assistance. Feel free to provide an image of you wearing the mask and your problem area so we can best assist you.
Will your mask make my ears sore?
The worst part of having to wear face masks (beyond being hot or fogging up glasses) is the sensitivity to ears it has the possibility of creating. We have found most frequently ear sensitivity derives from prolonged wear (Thank you front line workers) or elastic ear loops which are too small. If you have found yourself with similar ear sensitivity there are still options for you with The Handmade Masks including requesting a custom ordered mask with: longer elastic, behind the head elastic or and adjustable round elastic ear loop..Please contact us at email@example.com to discuss the best option for you.
I would like to have behind the head elastic. How can I order with this different option?
At check out you will be given the option to provide “special instructions.” Please leave us a note indicating you would prefer “Behind the Head Elastic” and we will update your order accordingly. If you are ordering multiple masks and only prefer certain masks to have behind the head elastic, please be sure to indicate which patterns you would like amended.
Is there a wired nose piece in your face mask?
Our handmade face masks do not come with a wired nose piece, however this is an option with a custom order.
How often should I wash my mask?
Regular washing of your masks is ideal for your personal safety and hygiene. With regular wearing of face masks you may have observed the mask being damp after use. This dampness can be attributed to sweat from warmth created while wearing face masks or from saliva as you speak. Toss your face mask into the washer with like colors and avoid any bacteria build up which may aggravate your skin.
Where were your masks produced?
Our masks are produced 100% locally produced in the United States.
Do you offer kids sizes?
Yes we offer kids sizes. Our youth face masks have been worn on children ranging between 3-10 years old. As with our adult masks, youth face masks are one size fits most elementary aged children. Please contact us directly for additional sizing options for your child.
I see an item I would like but it is back ordered. What does that mean?
First, don’t get discouraged you can back order any of our items we have listed on our website because we have everything needed to make your face mask for you! Think of our back orders as a custom order for our regular inventory items which is currently out of stock.
Although we make bulk orders of each pattern, some sell faster than others. As our face masks are always in various stages of productions we try our best to provide you an option to get the pattern you have fallen in love with.
So… go ahead and add that back ordered mask to your order. We have all the products needed (fabric, elastic etc) to make your mask for you as it is purchased.
Does ordering a back ordered item make my order take longer?
The time to place fulfill your order depends on how many orders are ahead of yours. If you have concerns about any delay in orders, please reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently shipping with any back ordered item is averaging 7 business days. Note we update this section with the influx of orders to give you the most accurate information.
What are the options of a custom requested mask?
We offer a variety of options to tailor your Handmade Masks to your needs including: Wired nose bridges, adjustable ear loop elastic, behind the head adjustable elastic, and behind the head ties to secure your mask. Please contact us directly at email@example.com to discuss your mask and expected delivery time.
Do you do bulk orders?
Yes! We have been able to assist nursing home facilities and day care sites with the convenience of bulk orders. Our bulk orders are mask purchases of 50 masks or more. Please contact us directly via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your order size and unit pricing.
Due to the hygienic nature of our products ALL SALES ARE FINAL, NO RETURNS WILL BE PERMITTED. In the event you receive items damaged in transit or incorrect items please contact us via TheHandMadeMasks@gmail.com within 48 hours detailing your concern. Please note all discrepancies MUST be reported within 48 hrs of receiving your merchandise. When contacting us please be sure to include your contact information used when placing your order and a brief description of your concerns (including images is greatly appreciated.) Upon receipt of your email we will promptly review and respond with options to resolve your concerns.
We are aware masks are one size fits most. However, in the event your mask does not fit from being too large we will assist you with options to achieve a better fit. Additionally if your mask it too tight on your ears, please provide us an image via the method listed above, and we will gladly mail longer elastic to re-thread your mask.
Your satisfaction is of most importance, please do not hesitate to contact us directly with your concerns.
Alecia B's Handmade Masks reserves the right to modify and change our policies at any tie. Any changes will be published on our website.
If you have any concerns regarding cancelation of your order please contact us immediately at email@example.com so we can better assist you. Please be advised all cancellations are at the discretion of The Handmade Mask by Alecia B.