The 5M - VP2 mask is a protective mask designed to help reduce the risk of the transmission of airborne viruses and bacteria.
Handmade in Brooklyn, New York, USA the layered mask features an outer layer of tussah silk backed with polypropylene for filtration and an inner cotton layer and is designed with a pocket to allow the wearer to insert an N95 or comparable (e.g. MERV 11 or higher) membrane that is specified to filter out viruses and most particles.
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, hand wash cold with mild soap/detergent and air dry. Do not use chlorine bleach.
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.