An idea that started at the end of last year as a new addition to STABLE was the Travel Mask. The idea came about because we wanted to provide a fabric travel mask that was washable, reusable, environmentally friendly, and a really useful travel accessory for people doing international travel and commuting through areas of pollution. We designed our mask to be functional, fun, unisex, and simple. We also created a travel mask pouch made from Irish Linen to go with the masks for storing and safekeeping. Our masks are 2 layers of Irish Linen sown together with an extra double layer linen nose wrap. These are not surgical grade protection masks, but cloth face masks designed to assist people when out and about either doing errands, shopping or exercising.
We have been making Irish Linen Face Masks to provide to our friends, families and communities over these past weeks. The Irish Linen masks offer a layer of protection to help with preventing self-contamination and also to assist in helping to contain sneezes and coughs too. Some countries have made mandatory the wearing of face masks, but not here in Ireland yet. But as the awareness grows to the benefits, so too are people looking to find them. Many people are resourceful and making their own and small businesses like ours are pitching in to help to supply too.
We have the fabric, we have the best team of makers, we have our time as we have had to close our shop. We set up a giving back programme launched online which is a community reach campaign. It is called Gift Your Neighbour. We provide a free face mask with purchase so you can gift your neighbour or those in need nearby.
The campaign has been running since March and we are trying to keep up with demand. 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.