Proper Cloth spent four weeks developing a premium face mask that we'd actually want to wear. Something beautiful, comfortable, and most of all, functional.
After countless iterations, they settled on a shape with a larger section under the chin than most masks for a more secure fit that doesn’t slide up and down the nose when you talk or move around. A moldable metal piece at the bridge of the nose allows for a more secure air-seal at the nose and under the eyes, and two elastic straps wrap around the back of the head and neck for a secure attachment. Side pleats enable a close fit at the cheeks without uncomfortable tightness around the nose and jaw. And since fit is so important, we decided to offer the mask in two sizes: large and small, to fit a broad range of face shapes (and both men and women).
Proper Cloth chose a luxurious black cotton and linen blend for its beautiful combination of the breathability and texture of linen and the softness and structure of cotton. It is also treated with an antimicrobial finish for extra protection. This fabric makes up the outer and inner layers of the mask and is incredibly comfortable against the skin. Nested between the two layers of fabric is a hand-washable filter. The filter is removable and consists of 3-layers of non-woven polypropylene with a polypropylene meltblown core to provide significantly more protection versus fabric-only masks.