The idea for a STABLE travel mask came to us at the end of last year. We wanted to provide a fabric face covering that was comfortable, washable, reusable, environmentally friendly and a useful accessory for international travellers and commuters alike. We designed our mask to be functional, easy to wear and unisex. Our masks are sewn from two layers of Irish linen with an extra double-layer linen nose wrap. These are not surgical-grade protection masks – they are face masks designed to add an extra layer to people when out and about running errands, shopping or exercising.
We have been making Irish linen face masks to give to our friends, families and communities over these past weeks. The masks offer a layer of protection to help with prevent self-contamination (by touching our faces, for example) and also to contain sneezes and coughs. Some countries have made the wearing of face masks
mandatory in shops and public places. As awareness grows about the advantages of covering one's mouth and nose to ward off infection, so too does the demand for reusable masks. People are resourceful and make their own, and small businesses like ours are pitching in to help as well.
We have the fabric and we have the skilled team of makers. When we had to close the shop, we set up an online giving-back programme. Through our community reach campaign, called Gift Your Neighbour,we provided a free face mask with every purchase for customers to gift to a neighbour or someone in need nearby. The campaign was a great success and ran for ten weeks. Every little helps.
You can purchase yours here.
The Ultra Skinny 10 x 200cm
The Skinny 20 x 200cm
The Single Large 75 x 150cm
The Double Long 30 x 200cm
The Travel Mask:
At this time we only produce in 1 size, Medium. Currently, we are NOT able to produce in Large due to production limitations during the COVID-19 lockdown. These are adult sizes only. We do not currently make masks for children.
We recommended mask size selection dimensions based on average face ratios. A women’s faces tends to be smaller than a man’s face so typically women will require a Medium and men will require a Large. We do recommend you check the size required by following our measuring guide below before ordering.
The dimensions of The Travel Mask are -
Medium: 23.5cm wide and 12.5cm high
Large: 26.5cm wide x 14.5cm high
So to select your size use this guide - with a measuring tape, measure the distance across the middle of your face over the tip of your nose to within 2cm from each ear. Next measure the distance between your chin to the bridge of your nose.
For Medium Travel masks -
Cross face measurements will be between 25cm and 28cm. Chin to the bridge of nose measurements will be between 10cm and 13cm.
For Large Travel Masks -
Cross face measurements will be between 28cm and 31cm. Chin to the bridge of nose measurements will be between 13cm and 16cm.