Briar Face Masks

April 06, 2020 22 Comments

Briar Face Masks

 Usually, we make bonnets (but you already knew that). Masks are not something that has been in our repertoire! But we saw the dire need in our communities, and knew we had the capability to make them. So we created a beautiful, thoughtfully designed mask that’s effective at keeping you safe.* 

Please keep in mind that masks are *not* foolproof, and that the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home, if possible. Our hope is to help you protect yourself and others when you need to go out in public, while ensuring that frontline healthcare professionals have the medical-grade equipment they need. Let’s work together to slow the spread!

  

For each mask sold on our site, we will donate $5 to Baby2Baby.

We know that communities across the US are suffering due to the devastating effects of COVID-19. To help meet those needs, for every mask that is purchased, we'll donate $5 to one of our favorite charities: Baby2Baby, an organization that provides children living in poverty with all the basic necessities that every child deserves. 

Through your mask purchase, together with Baby2Baby we're able to help provide diapers, formula, clothing, food and more to underserved families across the country.

Please note that a $5 cash donation to Baby2Baby will be made for every mask purchased on or after May 26th (unless otherwise noted). Prior to May 26th, for each mask purchased, a mask was donated to a healthcare or essential worker in need.

 

Our masks are the quality you expect, with a healthy dose of protection.

Our masks are made from one of our favorite fabrics: highest-quality, tightly-woven 100% cotton from Liberty of London. Liberty cotton is smooth and comfortable against your skin - and features the prettiest prints (because we could all use an extra dose of cheer right now!). Our masks feature adjustable ties, and are contoured for a close-to-the-face fit for comfort and protection. Each mask is machine washable and has a pocket for a replaceable filter for maximum effectiveness* (see recommendations below). 

*These are not direct substitutes for N95, surgical, or procedural masks and are not FDA approved. Masks are final sale, and returns will not be accepted for sanitary reasons. Discounts do not apply. 

 

In sizes for (almost) the whole family.

Our masks are available in 3 sizes: Child, Adult Small/Medium, and Adult Medium/Large.  The child-size fits children roughly between the ages of 3-8 [please note that the CDC recommends children under 2 should not wear a mask]; see the measurements of each size below.

 

 

We’re always up for a challenge, and we’re thrilled that our nimble team could pivot toward best serving our community during this historic time. Right now, that means we’re working hard to meet the demand for our masks.

Stay up to date on our Instagram and Facebook pages for continuing mask restocks!

 

How to wear and care for your mask.

HOW TO WASH

Masks should be washed between each use. 

Machine wash in hot water; tumble dry. Ensure mask is completely dry before you wear it. Warm iron if needed.

 

 

FILTERS

Replaceable filters offer an additional layer of protection, and while the mask doesn't include a filter, they’re easy to make yourself using our printable template.

Filters may be made of common household items; HEPA filters (made for vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, and air conditioners), and polypropylene fabric (such as landscape fabric) are ideal options, but vacuum cleaner bags*, coffee filters, or felt can be substituted when necessary. *For your safety, please ensure that your vacuum cleaner bag does not contain fiberglass before using as a filter.

Insert your filter through the side pocket, and use fingers to gently open the filter and smooth inside the mask. Filters should only be used one time and disposed of immediately.

This article provides additional information on filter materials, which you may find helpful.

 

HOW TO PROPERLY USE YOUR MASK

How to Put the Mask On

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Dry your hands.
  2. Make sure the exterior side of the mask is facing out, away from your face.
  3. Pick up the mask by the ties and tie the upper ties behind your head with a bow.
  4. Once the mask is fitted to the bridge of your nose, tie the lower ties behind your head with a bow.
  5. Make sure the mask is completely secure, and that it covers your nose and mouth so that the bottom edge is under your chin.
  6. Wash your hands.

*For additional protection, use double-sided tape to adhere to secure mask firmly at the sides of the nose, ensuring air flows through the mask and not around the edges.

Removing the Mask

  1. Wash your hands before removing the mask.
  2. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth when removing the mask.
  3. Untie the bottom tie.
  4. Untie the top tie and, holding the top ties, slowly pull the mask away from your face as the ties are loosened.
  5. Remove the filter and dispose of it immediately.
  6. Place the mask in the washing machine.
  7. Wash your hands.

 *These are not direct substitutes for N95, surgical, or procedural masks and are not FDA approved. Masks are final sale, and returns will not be accepted for sanitary reasons. Discounts do not apply.

If you are interested in placing a bulk order for an essential business please contact masks@briarbaby.com.

 

PREORDER INFORMATION

Our team is working hard to provide you with as many masks as we can (safely) produce, while donating a mask for every one purchased. We offer preorders as frequently as we can - while being mindful of not overloading our production team. To be notified of upcoming preorders, please follow along on Instagram or Facebook.

All preorder masks are made from Liberty of London fabrics; please note that your mask may be any of a dozen Liberty floral prints, unless otherwise noted. These preorders are not unlimited, however once all preorders are shipped we will open a new preorder as quickly as possible.

 

 

Stay safe + healthy, friends! 

 

For information on making your own homemade mask, visit our DIY Mask Resources page.



22 Responses

Rachel
Rachel

May 15, 2020

I would like to pre/order masks as well, please. How do we go about doing that? Thank you!

Joycee
Joycee

April 26, 2020

I’m currently working in one of the busiest hospital here at NYC. How can i purchase these mask? Need for my two girls and family, thanks !!

Georgianna miller
Georgianna miller

April 24, 2020

would like to order a s/m adult mask

Fatima Al Shamso
Fatima Al Shamso

April 23, 2020

i would like to buy one for my baby as we have regular x-ray appointments for her hip every month and she tends to rip the normal masks

Slade Brown
Slade Brown

April 20, 2020

Hi I am interested in purchasing these masks when they are available! Please contact me on my email if you can and let me know when they are available for purchase. Thank you

Rosaleen Taylor
Rosaleen Taylor

April 19, 2020

Where do I order ? I would like two small/medium. To be sent to the UK.

Sabrina
Sabrina

April 16, 2020

I was on here at 10am PT. And by the time I got to check out, all masks were sold out. When will the next preorder be? T.I.A♡

Jadyra Borja
Jadyra Borja

April 13, 2020

Hi there I would like to buy a few masks. Let me know what to do! Thanks

Rosanna Wright
Rosanna Wright

April 10, 2020

How do I go about getting your beautiful face masks for adult s/m?

Bev
Bev

April 09, 2020

REALLY? For this past 2 days I’ve tried to buy a mask. The last time sold out in less than a minute. I actually had them in my shopping cart and before I could enter my payment they were gone. Either you only make a few to sale each day or someone is buying all of them at once.

Leah
Leah

April 07, 2020

I’d like to buy two children’s masks

Sabrina
Sabrina

April 07, 2020

I literally got on here at 10:04 PT & they were sold out? Are you going to be offering more because of the high demand?

Ryan Estiva
Ryan Estiva

April 07, 2020

How do I order one?

Diana
Diana

April 07, 2020

Hi! Will there be different prints throughout the week?

Anne Ward
Anne Ward

April 07, 2020

Hi! I’m wondering where we can order the masks? I don’t see a link. I’m a pregnant nurse so trying to be safe in style :)

Angie
Angie

April 07, 2020

Hi! I signed on and don’t see them available! I really wanted to order a small/medium. I’m a pregnant nurse !

Emily Nance
Emily Nance

April 07, 2020

I would like 2 medium and 1 small mask. How much are they?

Lindsay
Lindsay

April 07, 2020

*Anyone looking to make filters out of vacuum bags please do a little research to check that yours do not contain fiberglass 👍🏼

Jenny Edwards
Jenny Edwards

April 07, 2020

I would like 2 smalls and 2 mediums please

Lli
Lli

April 07, 2020

I would like 2 mask, I didn’t find where to buy it. Where can I this?
Thank you!

Katie Blount
Katie Blount

April 06, 2020

Hi Pamela! These will be available starting tomorrow at 10am PT (in limited quantities), and we will be restocking every day this week at 10am PT as well. Thank you for your interest!

Pamela
Pamela

April 06, 2020

I want 2 masks, one for a child and one small, I didn’t find where to buy it.
Thanks
PamelA

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