We have now sent out all 2000 free kits – thanks to everyone who requested one to make their own masks!
The pack contains enough materials for you to make 5 washable reusable masks, and includes the pattern for making both adult and child sizes.
The kit contents are:
- 120 thread cotton poplin material for the outer layers
- 120 thread cotton poplin material for the inner layers
- 5 bendable metal nose formers to help with snug fit
- 5 sets of straps
- Pattern (Large and Small)
- Construction and usage guide
These kits will be posted out to you via Royal Mail. Then, it is over to you!
The finished masks are washable, allowing you to reuse them day after day.
For more details and the story behind these masks, see http://makespace.org/mask
Kits are provided for free – consider it a thank you for doing your bit.
By default, we’re limiting to one kit per order/household and to postcodes within a 30 mile radius of Makespace in Cambridge to try and be fair. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if this causes you issues or you have a particular requests (e.g. you want a bulk set of kits, issues with the order process).
Covid-19 Barrier Mask Risk Statement
This mask is not a substitute for a clinical-grade respirator or mask. The wearing of this Barrier Face Mask will not guarantee that you won’t catch Covid-19.
While masks of this type cannot stop all particles carrying viruses, they are effective at capturing droplets, larger particles, and at reducing instances of the wearer touching their face.
They are effective at reducing the number of virus-carrying droplets and particles that a pre or asymptomatic Covid-19 sufferer wearing a Barrier Mask might discharge into the air and so protecting others.
See http://makespace.org/mask for more details