Sadly, it doesn’t look like the COVID-19 pandemic will be over with any time soon. Our new reality is social distancing, frequent hand washing, and of course wearing masks when you are out in public.
I’m not a fan of wearing masks, but I know it’s what I need to do to not only protect myself, but to protect others should I come down with the virus and not know about it. I would feel horrible knowing I spread it around and gave the virus to someone else.
At first, my family and I were using disposable masks – thinking we’d only need them for a short time. Now that it looks like we’ll need to wear them for several more months, we have invested in reusable masks. It’s better to wash and reuse a mask than constantly throw out masks each day after use.
Over the past few months, we have purchased reusable masks locally, on Amazon, Etsy and other online retailers. Some are wonderful, others, not so much. Personally, I prefer the ones with the pocket on the inside so I can add a filter to give myself, and others, added protection. Not all reusable masks have those special pockets.
One brand does sells quality, reusable masks with the filter pockets is Indie Source. In addition, when you purchase a reusable mask from Indie Source, they donate a mask to the various hospitals, restaurants, and service industry workers that they have partnered with.
Here is some important information about Indie Source masks.
- 100% Cotton
- Tightly Woven Fabric
- Comfortable Elastic
- Pocket Opening to add Filter (N95 compatible)
- In stock ships within 3 days
I was sent a mask to review. They have over two dozen designs to choose from, so it took me a bit to narrow down which one I wanted. I chose a black mask with cute little white hearts on it. I figured it went with everything in my wardrobe.
Indie Mask has plain masks and masks with designs on them for both men and women.
There is a nose piece to help you adjust the mask to fit properly on your face. I have noticed that a lot of reusable face masks don’t have the nose piece. I will only wear ones with a nose piece.
The mask is very well made and so far has stood up to multiple washings. I hand wash our masks in the sink. I don’t want any mask to shrink in the wash. Since this mask is made of 100% cotton, there is a chance it could shrink. Right now it fits my face perfectly, so I don’t want to take any chances of it not fitting me anymore.
The elastic is thin, but strong. So far it hasn’t bothered my ears wearing the mask. Then again, I don’t wear mask that often (I don’t leave home much), but from the time I have worn it, it’s been OK.
The mask does not come with a filter insert, but they are sold on the Indie Source website in packs of five.
If you are interested in checking out the Indie Source masks for yourself, visit IndieSource.com, then click on the “mask” option at the top of the screen, or you can click here to go directly to the mask page.
*I received a free mask to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.