The 5M - VP1 mask is a protective mask designed to reduce the transmission of airborne viruses and bacteria.
The mask features integrated filtration and filters air without the need for an additional respirator.
Handmade in Brooklyn, New York, USA, the mask consists of a breathable, perforated outer leather layer with a built-in polypropylene filter, the same material used to produce N95 masks, and an inner layer of soft cotton. The mask is self-filtering and does not require any additional respirators to perform.
The mask is designed to cover the lower portion of the face from the bridge of the nose just below the eyes all the way to the ears and where the chin meets the neck, providing more complete coverage than disposable surgical masks. The mask is fitted to the wearer's face via two adjustable elastic straps placed around the ear. A small metal band along the upper portion can be modeled to the nose for a better fit.
These features ensure the most snug and protective fit possible.
The mask is not disposable but rather washable and reusable and can be used by those with a compromised immune system, by those in need of protection when traveling and in settings such as taxis, airplanes, subways and airports, and may be used to filter allergens from the air.
To clean, wipe with a wet cloth, dry and apply a disinfectant product. Please test disinfectant on a small bit of fabric before applying to the entire mask.
The piece is indeed stylish but is also designed to perform. While we cannot guarantee 100% prevention of viral transmission, we are confident that the design will perform in significantly reducing the risk.
Available in two sizes, small and large.
Size small will fit young children (5 years old and older) and small adults. For children approximately age 5 and under, elastic bands may need to be tied in order to ensure a tight fit. Size large fits most adults.