How is the bamboo face mask better than other cloth masks?
Bamboo fabric is ultra-soft and moisture wicking, yet more durable, wrinkle-resistant, and breathable than other fabrics like cotton and polyester. The bamboo plant itself offers natural antimicrobial properties to prevent the growth of microorganisms, including resistance to odor-causing bacteria. Finally, bamboo withstands laundering more effectively so the fabric won't shrink or fade in the same way as other fibers.
How often should I wash my bamboo face mask?
As per CDC guidance, you should wash your mask after each use where possible. See our section on laundering details for guidance on how to wash and dry the mask.
What is the expected lifetime of this bamboo face mask?
30-50 washes depending on care and use.
How can I wear the mask to keep my glasses from fogging up?
The trick is positioning and using the wire nose piece effectively. Fit the mask farther down your nose toward the tip (closer to where the "bulb" of your nose starts) rather than the bridge of your nose. Pinch the wire piece tight in that position. Then, place the nose piece/bridge of the glasses right behind/above where the mask sits. While it may seem a bit strange at first, the positioning allows more air to escape while you breathe so the glasses do not fog.
Do the masks have care labels? How can you remove them easily?
All masks have TEARAWAY care labels that can easily be ripped off. Lay the mask flat, grip the outer edge firmly in your left hand just forward of the tag, take the tag in your right hand, and pull it down and away. It will tear off completely right at the top.