Great question. The short answer is you do you — we trust your own judgement to wear and care for your mask in a way that you are comfortable with. However, the long answer is that we designed single use, disposable medical masks for a reason: to provide maximum protection. Our masks are SGS tested to provide maximum protection up to 8-10 hours with proper care. That means washing your hands before touching, keeping it clean, and disposing of your mask after the recommended time. Washing can degrade the mask’s melt-blown center and medical-grade materials, and wearing your mask beyond the recommended time frame risks losing protective power. To keep it clean during its daily use, use our mask keeper to stash your mask safely when not in use (no more dirty pockets or consoles) — it’s a great way to extend the life of your mask during use!
Not all disposable masks are medical masks. A medical mask is a protective face covering that meets very strict guidelines for filtration, splash resistance and breathability. A medical mask, amongst other criterion, must have a BFE (bacterial filtration efficiency) of 95% or higher. Not only are our medical masks FDA registered, we also go the extra step of SGS testing and certifying our masks so you don’t have to just take our word for it.
We are one of the only consumer-facing medical masks that is FDA registered. Additionally, SGS, a world leader in third-party consumer product testing, has verified our masks as Medical Grade Type IIR, a proven indicator of high breathability, excellent splash resistance and superior filtration. SGS has also certified our kids’ decals as non-toxic.
All of our masks are made in a socially-responsible FDA registered factory that has long specialized in PPE production. The workers wear full PPE within the factory and utilize technology to ensure a fully sterile process from the production line to your doorstep.
Bacterial Filtration Efficiency or BFE is a measurement of a respirator material's resistance to penetration of bacteria. Results are reported as percent efficiency and correlate with the ability of the fabric to resist bacterial penetration. Higher numbers in this test indicate better barrier efficiency.
evolvetogether™ adult masks have a BFE greater than 98%.
Particle Filtration Efficiency or PFE is a measurement of a respirator material's resistance to penetration of particles at sub-micron levels. Results are reported as percent efficiency and correlate with the ability of the fabric to resist particle penetration. Higher numbers in this test indicate better barrier efficiency.
evolvetogether™ adult masks have a PFE greater than 95%.
Our medical masks are designed with three layers that all perform very specific functions — a waterproof outer layer to block airborne contaminants, a melt-blown fabric center to filter bacteria and particles, and a moisture-absorbing interior. These layers work together to protect both yourself and others. Both 2-ply and cloth face coverings (usually made from polyester or cotton), just can’t measure up because they are not constructed the same way. They may block the expulsion of some airborne contaminants but offer little to zero protection against pollution, viruses or bacteria. Plus, each time a cloth mask is laundered, its fibers lose some of their efficacy.
Athletes and runners love our medical masks thanks to our lightweight 3-ply construction that uses an incredibly breathable and moisture absorbing inner layer. Plus, our hypoallergenic masks won’t irritate sensitive skin. So, you can’t use wearing a mask as an excuse to not workout anymore. 😉
Yep! In fact, we’ve become the go-to mask for makeup artists and stylists thanks to our skin-loving material and high breathability. We know that cloth masks can cause issues for sensitive skin when they aren’t breathable enough or washed daily — and we wanted to make sure that our medical masks were both hypoallergenic and latex free so they wouldn’t irritate even the most sensitive skin.
Step 1: Wash your hands. Step 2: Fold mask in half. Step 3: Secure ear loop strings over your ears Step 4: Fit nose bridge Step 5: Pull mask vertically and form to your face.
Care Tip: Avoid touching your face or the mask once it’s on, and use the mask keeper to store your mask when you need to safely stash it between uses. Each evolvetogether™ medical mask is designed for single use. Dispose of the mask properly after its recommended 8-10 hour use.
Whether you’re facing poor air quality or trying your best to stay (and keep others) healthy, our single use evolvetogether™ medical masks protect you from bacteria, dust, pollen, smoke, debris and germs from seasonal cold and flu. Plus, our masks are super breathable and lightweight, making them easy to wear all day long.
Those numbers on your mask? Those are global coordinates representing different parts of the world. It’s our subtle nod to the idea that we’re all connected regardless of gender, race, religion, or where we live — and that when we wear masks, we’re doing our own small part to take care of each other. Whatever the print or color of your mask, the materials, construction and quality of our masks is the same.
Each colored mask comes with its own coordinates:
- NYC - a white mask with NYC coordinates - Milan - a black mask with Milan coordinates - Amazonia - a green mask with Amazonian Basin coordinates
Safety and sustainability are incredibly important to us, and we will always prioritize minimizing waste and impact wherever we can safely do so. All evolvetogether™ packaging and mask keepers are made from either recycled paper, cane sugar or vegetable-based materials that are 100% biodegradable and/or compostable. However, due to its high efficiency melt blown filter, the evolvetogether™ mask itself is a single-use mask and is not recyclable. It should be disposed of responsibly after its recommended daily wear in regular trash bin with the ear loops up and folded — or better yet, cut the ear loops before disposal to prevent getting tangled on wild animals.
We know how hard it can be to find a stylish mask that fits if you’re an adult with a petite face. Our kids’ masks are the perfect solution — perfectly proportioned for petite faces while offering the identical materials and minimalist style of our adult masks. You can see our sizing information below!
Mask Dimensions: Kids’ masks: 5.71” x 3.74” (14.5cm x 9.5cm) Adult masks: 6.89” x 3.74” (17.5cm x 9.5cm)
Glad you asked. Our masks are designed for a universal fit thanks to streamlined pleating and soft, stretchy ear loops that fit most folks. However, we know that universal doesn’t mean everyone, so you may need to modify your mask slightly for a better fit. To close significant gaps, we recommend knotting the ends of each ear loop for a smaller fit. Likewise, if you need a slightly larger fit, we recommend folding the mask in half, holding where the loop attaches to the mask, and pulling gently to stretch the ear loops for added comfort.
Yes! Like our adult masks, our kids’ single use masks are made in a FDA-registered factory and use the exact same materials to offer the same featherlight feel and style — just in a smaller size. There is a slight difference in the BFE and PFE numbers so we could make our kids’ masks have even higher breathability — and they come with a sheet of SGS-tested, non-toxic, mask-friendly decals to make mask wearing fun. So, even though our masks are designed for kids’ aged 3-10 years old, we won’t blame you if you want to steal a few decals for your own mask. 😉
Ready to get in on the fun with our non-toxic, mask-friendly decals? Let’s go! First things first, wash your hands and then lay your mask on the paper mat to keep your mask clean while you get crafty. Next, choose which decals you want to use and cut them out. Peel off the decal’s protective backing and place each decal sticky side down on the mask — and then use the wooden stick to rub your heart out! Once you’ve transferred the decal, peel away the paper to reveal your super creative, super you mask.
Mask keepers are exactly what they sound like — a simple way to keep your mask clean when you’re out and about (nomore stashing masks in dirty purses and pockets). Each mask set comes with one or two plant-based mask keepers (or you can buy additional mask keepers in fun, limited edition prints) — and they are awesome. Simply lay your mask flat on top of the mask keeper, fold per the instructions, and then loop the mask’s ear loops around its notches to secure. Voila! A pocket-sized carrier for on-the-go storage to keep your mask c-l-e-a-n.
Yep! A lightweight, metal nose bridge is included in each evolvetogether™ mask. You can gently shape it to fit your nose; or for an even sharper look, fold the entire mask in half, including nose bridge, before wearing.
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