Each mask is made from double layered cotton fabric, and comes with a pocket to insert a filter. We sew pleats into the masks, which can be stretched/opened to cover as much or as little of your face as you choose.
Our masks are machine washable! We recommend hand washing and air drying to keep the colors vibrant and the elastic stretchy!
Patterns are running out quickly! Choose the “Surprise Me” option if you don’t mind receiving a random pattern. We are updating patterns and inventory on the site as availability changes.
“Surprise Me” patterns are fabrics we didn’t have enough of to list in bulk. If you pick “Surprise Me”, we will do our best to pick nice-looking fabrics for you!
Due to the volume of orders currently being processed, we are not able to make any changes to your order once it has been placed.
We are doing everything we can to get orders shipped out as quickly as possible! Orders are shipping out in the order they’re received. We appreciate your patience while we work hard to provide these products in high demand!
Current time until shipped is estimated at 2-4 business days.
*Due to the nature of this product, we will not be offering any refunds, returns, or exchanges for any masks ordered.
Wash masks with detergent prior to using!
Hand or Machine Wash in COLD water with like colors. Air Dry. Fabric may shrink if washed in warm or hot water and/or machine dried.
As masks are all handmade, please allow for some slight variation in sizing.
Our masks are not intended for clinical, medical, and/or surgical settings or where exposure to any viruses or diseases is expected. SoRetro Straps makes no warranties, either express or implied, that the mask prevents infection or the transmission of viruses or diseases.
MASKS IN THE NEWS
“Absence of Apparent Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from Two Stylists After Exposure at a Hair Salon with a Universal Face Covering Policy”
July 17, 2020 – https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6928e2.htm
What is already known about this topic?
Consistent and correct use of cloth face coverings is recommended to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
What is added by this report?
Among 139 clients exposed to two symptomatic hair stylists with confirmed COVID-19 while both the stylists and the clients wore face masks, no symptomatic secondary cases were reported; among 67 clients tested for SARS-CoV-2, all test results were negative. Adherence to the community’s and company’s face-covering policy likely mitigated spread of SARS-CoV-2.
What are the implications for public health practice?
As stay-at-home orders are lifted, professional and social interactions in the community will present more opportunities for spread of SARS-CoV-2. Broader implementation of face covering policies could mitigate the spread of infection in the general population.
“Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings”
Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
- CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
- Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
- Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.
- Cloth face coverings should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
“CDC calls on Americans to wear masks to prevent COVID-19 spread”
JAMA editorial reviews latest science, while case study shows masks prevented COVID spread
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p0714-americans-to-wear-masks.html
Americans are increasingly adopting the use of cloth face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, and the latest science may convince even more to do so.
In an editorial published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), CDC reviewed the latest science and affirms that cloth face coverings are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19 that could reduce the spread of the disease, particularly when used universally within communities. There is increasing evidence that cloth face coverings help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
“CDC recommends voluntary use of face masks for public to stem spread of coronavirus”
USA Today – Washington DC — April 3, 2020 – https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/03/coronavirus-trump-says-cdc-recommending-voluntary-use-face-masks/2938705001/
The Trump administration is advising people to start wearing face masks in public to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a reversal on previous guidance that urged people not to wear masks.
President Donald Trump said at a White House news conference Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines are strictly voluntary.
Trump stressed that the CDC is not calling for Americans wear medical-grade masks. Medical protective gear must be preserved for health care officials who are on the front lines treating coronavirus patients, he said.
“US urges masks as dramatic steps to combat virus roll out”
Associated Press – New York — April 3, 2020 – https://apnews.com/9625f2983ac615d631a64e3e99b0e69e
The Trump administration urged Americans to cover their faces in public and limited exports of medical supplies Friday as New York’s governor took his own dramatic step to fight the coronavirus — vowing to seize unused ventilators from private hospitals and companies.
President Donald Trump announced new guidelines that call for everyone to wear makeshift face coverings such as T-shirts and bandannas when leaving the house, especially in areas hit hard by the pandemic, like New York. But the president said he had no intention of following the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“White House moves toward promoting face masks to fight virus”
Associated Press – Washington DC — April 3, 2020 — https://apnews.com/a7857eb0250093ab796daf6122c71047
The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus as the president defends his response to the crisis.
“Because of some recent information that the virus can actually be spread even when people just speak as opposed to coughing and sneezing — the better part of valor is that when you’re out, when you can’t maintain that 6-foot distance, to wear some sort of facial covering,” the top U.S. infectious disease official said Friday on “Fox & Friends.”
But Dr. Anthony Fauci also made clear that the aim is not to “take away from the availability of masks that are needed for the health care providers who are in real and present danger of getting infected from the people that they’re taking care of.”
The recommendations were expected to apply to those who live in areas hard hit by community transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. A person familiar with the White House coronavirus task force’s discussion said officials would suggest that nonmedical masks, T-shirts or bandannas be used to cover the nose and mouth people go outside — for instance, at the grocery store or pharmacy. Medical-grade masks, particularly short-in-supply N95 masks, would be reserved for those dealing directly with the sick.
“All Coloradans should wear non-medical masks when they leave the house, Gov. Jared Polis says”
Denver Post – Colorado — https://www.denverpost.com/2020/04/03/coronavirus-covid-polis-masks/
Coloradans who leave their homes to go grocery shopping or take a walk around their neighborhood should now wear non-medical cloth face masks while they’re in public, Gov. Jared Polis announced Friday as the state’s coronavirus deaths surpassed 100.
That declaration came ahead of President Donald Trump’s announcement that his administration is encouraging Americans to wear face masks in public, though he stressed that the recommendation is optional and said he will not be complying with it.
Medical masks should still be saved for health care workers, said Polis, who donned a mask of his own at an afternoon news conference, but everyone should be using cloth masks that cover their mouth and nose.