Face mask organic cotton
Textile face masks with straps made from unbleached GOTS-certified organic cotton. Universal size for older children, women, and men with smaller head circumferences. Face mask dimensions 18 x 11 cm, fabric weight 130 g/m2.
About this product, how does it work
How to use it
Put your mask on so that it covers your nose and mouth as much as possible. We recommend changing your mask every 2 hours. The mask needs to be boiled, dried, and ironed before each use. It might shrink slightly after the first wash. Please note that for hygiene reasons textile face masks cannot be returned or exchanged.
How to easily disinfect your masks:
1. Bring water to the boil in a reasonably large pot (only fill it approximately half way to prevent spillage)
2. Add PUER oxygen powder to the boiling water (around 1 tablespoon to 2-3 litres of water). Stir well to dissolve the powder and then submerge the used masks in this solution
3. Stir and let stand for around 10 minutes, ideally with the lid on
4. Remove the masks from the pot and thoroughly rinse them in lukewarm water
5. We recommend adding Laundry Rinse to the solution to help dissolve any remaining powder (around 30 ml to 2-3 litres of water)
Perhaps you wonder about...
WHY ORGANIC COTTON?
- Unlike traditionally cultivated cotton, organic cotton does not cause allergic reactions. This makes it suitable for children, allergy sufferers, and people with eczema and with sensitive skin.
- The use of genetically modified organisms and toxic chemicals that can poison agricultural workers and cause environmental damage is prohibited in the cultivation and production of organic cotton.
- Certified farms seek to build a biologically diverse agricultural system and maintain soil fertility naturally.
- Conventional cotton cultivation and cotton garment production have negative impacts on the environment and on the farmers and workers employed in the textile industry.
- Cotton fields make up just under 3% of cultivated land worldwide, yet consume around 25% of all insecticides and 10% of all herbicides. Cotton cultivation makes massive use of chemicals that are banned in food production.
- Cotton is one of the most genetically modified plants, primarily so that it can tolerate above-average doses of chemicals.
- About half a kilo of pesticides and synthetic fertilisers are needed to manufacture a single T-shirt or pair of jeans.
Our products comply with the stringent Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The cultivation of organic cotton is monitored and controlled from seed to the final processing of the fabric, including sewing. Inspectors also monitor the social conditions of the workers (video about organic cotton cultivation and production).