Since March of last year, alongside many businesses, Rubies pivoted temporarily by making masks to meet the growing needs of our community. Back then, we were one of the first businesses to offer organic cotton masks and boy, were we busy! For every pair purchased last Spring, we donated a pair to those in need. And thanks to your support, 500+ masks were donated to Michael Garron Hospital and its communities.
It’s crazy to think how face masks have become as regular to our lives as remembering our keys when leaving the house. Now that masks are a commonplace item in the market place, we have stopped producing new masks and are now starting to clear our inventory with a BOGO mask sale until we run out.
Here are a few tidbits about why we think our masks are worth stocking up on or adding to your collection.
Since we are very passionate about making comfortable and supportive bras, we weren't going to let our mask miss the mark either! Through various size and fabric testing, we landed on the classic accordion style mask using natural fibres to attain the maximum comfort and fit. Wearing a mask that is comfortable helps prevent touching and adjusting your mask, keeping viral particles off your face.
Here's a quick 60-second video by Dr. Sabrina Merali on how to properly wear your mask!
What is the best fabric for face masks?
The fabric content in your mask matters because it's something that presses up against the lower half of your face, a highly sensitive and acne prone area. In fact, some of you may have noticed that wearing a mask for a long time causes rashes, dryness, dermatitis, or acne, now coined as "maskne"!
Natural fibres, like cotton and rayon are porous, breathable, and moisture wicking, and are more gentle to the skin compared to synthetic materials found in other masks. Bamboo and organic cotton both have natural antibacterial and odour-resistant properties. Since the fabric that we make our bras with uses these natural fibres, it was an easy decision to make masks using organic cotton for the inner layer, a soft bamboo for the outer layer, and an opening on the sides to insert an optional viral filter for three layers of protection.
What is the best way to care for a cloth face mask?
Cloth masks are reusable and you can wash them by hand with soap and hot water. Each order also comes with a wash bag so you can easily toss them in the washer on gentle cold cycle, laying flat to dry.
Here's a little infographic that answers your most frequently asked questions!
Our BOGO Mask sale will be on until supplies last. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know!