Pop-the-Pleat is our latest face mask design, providing a superior barrier against the COVID-19 coronavirus. We used real, scientific research to determine the design and materials used to provide you with the protection you need. Note that this is NOT a medical-grade mask – you should still practice social distancing in situations where you could be around people who are contagious. A VACCINE IS STILL YOUR BEST DEFENCE!
The center pleat makes the mask as comfortable as masks shaped with a center seam while eliminating the potential particle penetration that can happen with a seam. Simply use your thumbs to pop the pleat open prior to putting on the mask. The unique combination of a 200-thread count inner layer with a raw silk sewn-in liner gives the mask sufficient body to keep the popped-out shape, giving you a comfortable air pocket between your nose and mouth and the mask.
Choose from three mask styles:
- Adjustable 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.
The Pop-the-Pleat mask has three prticle-blocking layers:
- A wide variety of printed and solid 100% cottons to match your attire, your mood and what you are doing.
- An inner sewen-in liner of raw silk – the silk holds a static charge that serves as an electrostatic barrier.
- A high-density (200-thread count) white Pima cotton inside – acts as a mechanical barrier to particles.
https://news.uchicago.edu/story/homemade-masks-made-silk-and-cotton-may-boost-protectionStudy shows that masks made with a combination of tightly woven cotton and natural silk, filter out 80% to 99% of particles.
Because proper fit (especially at the nose and cheeks) is critical to protection, the Pop-the-Pleat mask comes in 5 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.
Why the Pop-the-Pleat Face Mask is your best choice:
- Mask is constructed to be repeatedly machine laundered;
- A pliable nosewire lets you adjust the mask to fit snuggly over the bridge of your nose ;
- The center pleat accommodates the shape of your face with no seams in the mask area;
- 100% cotton is soft and breathable.
- Handsewen in New Hampshire.