The Chrysalis face mask is a cloth mask designed to provide a barrier against the COVID-19 coronavirus. We used real, scientific research to determine the design and materials used to achieve the maximum protection for both the wearer and those they encounter. Because any mask is only as good as the commitment to wear it, this mask is designed to be breathable and comfortable as well as stylish!
Choose from three mask styles:
- Ear-Loops with Neck Tie: Adjustable 1/4″ soft elastic loops go through each mask side and around your ears (a soft silicone bead allows you to fit the mask perfectly to your face. White or black elastic to match the mask fabric. Ties are attached to the bottom of the inside layer to hold the mask snug and keep it on you when you want to remove ear loops. Ties are either white grosgrain ribbon or black twill, to match the mask. Post your preference in the Notes when you order;
- Ear-Loops – no Neck Tie: Adjustable 1/4″ soft elastic loops go through each mask side and around your ears (a soft silicone bead allows you to fit the mask perfectly to your face. White or black elastic to match the mask fabric. Ties are attached to the bottom of the inside layer to hold the mask snug and keep it on you when you want to remove ear loops.
- No-Ears style: One continuous 3/8″ elastic goes over your head (above ears), through mask sides and around your neck. Perfect for anyone who prefers not to have loops around their ears, such as those who wear hearing aids.
The Chrysalis mask is two layers of high-thread-count cotton with a pocket, to insert a full-coverage filter and comes with a Safety Silk Insert. A recent study shows that masks made with a combination of tightly woven cotton and natural silk, filter out 80% to 99% of particles. The cotton acts as a mechanical barrier to particles, while the silk holds a static charge that serves as an electrostatic barrier. Here’s the report: https://news.uchicago.edu/story/homemade-masks-made-silk-and-cotton-may-boost-protection
Because proper fit (especially at the nose and cheeks) is critical to protection, the Chrysalis mask comes in 4 Adult sizes and 2 Child sizes. Use the chart below to determine the best size for you. Adult Large and Adult Medium have the same head circumference, but a different measurement from the bridge of the nose to chin. If you don’t fall into one of the sizes illustrated, please provide your measurements (A & B) in the Notes section of your order, and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please pay a minimum of $15 for a custom-sized mask.
Why the Chrysalis Face Mask is your best choice:
- Mask is constructed to be repeatedly machine laundered in hot, soapy water; the Safety Silk Filter should be hand-washed to preserve the static charge;
- You can insert any filter between the two layers, including an N95 mask;
- Choose from a beautiful selection of high-thread-count, 100% cotton prints and solids;
- Designed to fit snug at the nose and cheeks while being roomy inside and under your chin so you don’t feel confined;
- A center pleat accommodates the shape of your face with no seams in the mask area that could allow the virus to penetrate;
- A pliable nose wire sewed into the top seam can bend both back and down to conform perfectly to your nose and cheeks;
- The inside layer is 100% cotton (205 tpi) – chosen to be soft and breathable.
Wearing a mask is the responsible, unselfish thing to do, and I want to do my part to make it easy for people to do the right thing.
The minimum price just covers actual costs, including one Safety Silk Insert, because I don’t want price to keep you from having the protection this mask provides for you and those around you. If you can afford to pay more, every mask purchased for $15 or more, makes it possible to offer the masks for anyone who can only afford the minimum price. My goal is to get as many people as possible wearing the best protection and to make the masks attractive so everyone wants to wear one.
First Class USPS shipping is free in the United States.
You can choose to pay for faster shipping by Priority Mail. I am unable to ship internationally at this time.