These are HANDMADE TO ORDER, so due to current volume of orders, please allow approximately 2.5-3 weeks before shipping.
Additionally, please review the colors & sizes you have selected, as well as double check that your shipping address is entered correctly, before placing your order. If you don't receive an order confirmation, check your spam folder. When your order is completed, you will receive a shipping confirmation.
For those of you new to the shop, please keep in mind that there is just me. I design and sew, pack and ship, and manage social media and emails. I am of course available to you with questions and concerns, but please peruse the information provided in this listing first, to see if the answer to your queries can be found here. I cannot provide customized updates on what the exact shipping date for your order will be. Please note the estimated turnaround time window, and make sure it works for you. Yes, it is accurate and up to date!
Please read in full prior to purchasing. There is important health and safety information following the product description.
Please read the following, as well as do your own research, to be best informed on how to safely and effectively implement the use of a face mask.
Dearest Kjaere face masks are three layers thick. For the basic/solid colors, the inner two are a tightly woven cotton and the third is a linen blend. For the prints, all three layers are cotton. The prints selection is ordered as you view them in the photos, from top to bottom. Print of the lining will vary, but will be paired thoughtfully. There are two elastics that go all the way around the head. Cat embroidered masks have a wool/rayon "nose" and hand embroidered whiskers, and are only available on the basic/solid background. Material is pre-shrunk, and masks are intended to be machine washable, and washed between each use. Embroidered masks especially should be laundered in a mesh bag if possible. You can put them in the dryer and iron after, or smooth out the damp mask and lay flat to dry.
Please consult measurements!Many adults and older teenagers will fit in the general adult size. Very tiny adults may need the Youth/XXS Adult, and some adults, men particularly, with a longer or larger face may select the Adult XL. Toddler will fit most young kids ages 2-5. Please consult measurements! They indicate the measurement along the curve of the garment from nose bridge to bottom of chin.
Proper wearing includes:
1. Have freshly washed/sanitized hands before placing the freshly washed mask on your face. Please wash before using for the first time.
2. Once you have placed your mask comfortably, do not reach up to adjust it, or touch it within the duration of use. If you must adjust, do so via the elastic/back of the head. One of the purposes of the mask is to remind yourself not to touch your face, and potentially spread germs from your hands to your face. If you pull the mask up and down with your hands, whatever was on your hands is now on your face and your mask.
3. After use, remove carefully and place in the dirty laundry or wash immediately with hot water and soap. Do not re-place on your face until it has been cleaned.
In quotes are what I've copied and pasted directly from the CDC website. Full text can be found by following this link as well as clicking through to their FAQ section:
"A cloth face covering should be worn whenever people are in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These settings include grocery stores and pharmacies. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing."
"CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others."
"Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under the age of two, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance."
Another article I found informative is this one from NPR.
Thank you for reading, and as always, do your own research, stay informed, stay HOME and stay healthy!