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.
Our masks look great, but it’s what’s inside that (really) counts. We only use medical-grade, hypoallergenic and latex-free materials so even the most sensitive skin is protected.
All of our masks use a multi-layer construction (moisture-absorbing interior, splash resistant exterior, and a meltblown center) made out of 100% polypropylene for superior filtration and comfort. Our white and green masks use three layers and our black masks use four layers (we’ve added an extra black outer layer to ensure a completely matte black color). The 4-ply construction of our black mask may feel a touch thicker than our other masks, but it offers the same tested breathability and filtration effectiveness as our other masks.
• Green masks are comprised of one green non-woven outer layer, one black meltblown center, and one white non-woven inner layer;
• Black masks are comprised of two black non-woven outer layers, one white meltblown center, and one white non-woven inner layer;
• White masks are comprised of one white non-woven outer layer, one white meltblown center, and one white non-woven inner layer.
The adjustable nose bridge is composed of 65% ironwire and 35% polyethylene.
And our soft, no-tug ear loops are made out of 84.5% nylon and 15.5% spandex.
Great question. The short answer no — we make disposable, single-use medical masks for a reason: to provide maximum protection. The long answer is that a medical masks’ materials and meltblown center can degrade when washing, and wearing it beyond the recommended time frame risks losing its protective power. Our masks are designed to work hard all day and 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. To keep it clean during its daily use, use a mask keeper to stash your mask safely when not in use (no more dirty pockets or consoles) and extend the life of your mask during use!
However, you do you. We trust your own judgement to wear and care for your mask in a way that you are most comfortable with.
Yep! 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.
Those three letters are super important. Particle Filtration Efficiency (also known as PFE) and Bacterial Filtration (BFE)are measurements of how effective a mask filters particles and bacteria.
Specifically, PFE measures how well a mask’s materials can resist penetration of particles at sub-micron levels and BFE measures how well a mask can resists the penetration of bacteria. Efficacy results are reported as a percentage and indicate the ability of the fabric to resist particle and bacterial penetration.
Basically, the higher the BFE or PFE number, the better the barrier efficiency.
Our evolvetogether™ adult masks go beyond the baseline medical mask criterion and are SGS-tested and proven to have a BFE greater than 98% and a PFE greater than 95%. Our kids’ masks, designed for maximum breathability while still providing superior protection, offer a BFE greater than 95% and a PFE greater than 90%.
Yep! In fact, we’re 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.
Our medical masks are designed with three layers that all perform very specific functions — a waterproof outer layer to block airborne contaminants, a meltblown 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.
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.
Athletes and runners love our medical masks thanks to featherlight construction and 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. 😉
It’s absolutely OK. Mask pleats are designed to help you adjust your mask over your chin and nose — they have zero impact on the efficacy of the mask, whichever way they face. While downward pleats (like our white mask!) are super common, we intentionally fold our black and green masks’ pleats upward to allow for a completely solid, monochromatic color during its color printing process!
We promise that the upward pleat will not interfere with the mask’s filtration — in fact, upward pleats can be found on Japanese surgical masks and even those produced by professional medical mask manufacturers!
But you don’t need to just take our word for it. All of our medical masks go through rigorous, third-party SGS testing to verify both the size and the percentage of particles that are filtered by the mask. We can confidently state that our medical masks (regardless of pleat style) filter out particles as small as 0.3 microns — which is really important because particles ranging from 0.3 to 0.9 micron present the greatest health concern because they are small enough to get past the tiny hairs that line our breathing passages and are too large to be easily exhaled. For context, a single hair on a human head is about 70 microns in diameter!
Pleats up, pleats down — you can feel confident that our medical masks work.
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.
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!
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.
Our kids’ single-use masks are designed for kids 3-10 years old and are made in a FDA-registered factory using the same medical grade materials as our adult masks — just in a smaller size. There is a slight difference in the BFE and PFE numbers (>95% BFE and >90% PFE compared to our adult masks >98% BFE and >95% PFE) to give our kids’ masks an even more breathable, featherlight feel — and they come with a sheet of SGS-tested, non-toxic, mask-friendly decals to make mask wearing fun. And don’t worry, we won’t blame you if you want to steal a few decals for yourself. 😉
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.
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.
Great question! All evolvetogether™ packaging and mask keepers are made from recycled paper or plant-based materials that are 100% biodegradable and compostable. We’d love you to recycle your mask, too! To recycle your mask, we recommend researching your local sanitation rules as recycling programs vary from location to location. Our masks are also recyclable (you may need to remove the ear loops, a spandex/nylon blend, for separate processing). Not able to recycle your mask? It’s a bummer, but you can still help protect the planet — don’t litter and prevent your mask from getting tangled on wildlife by folding in or cutting off the ear loops before disposing in a trash bin.
The bottom line is, safety and sustainability are incredibly important to us, and we’re always working on new ways to minimize waste and impact wherever we can safely do so. Our ultimate goal is to create a closed loop company — and we’re on track to get there!
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
Tokyo - a gray mask with Tokyo coordinates
Mask keepers are exactly what they sound like — a simple way to keep your mask clean when you’re out and about (no more 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.
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