Protective masks in organic cotton produced in Europe by Popolini.
Popolini washable masks are made of double layer of organic cotton: densely woven poplin on the outside, softer cotton on the inside, with good absorbency of the humidity produced. Internally they are equipped with a pocket to insert any filters. A biodegradable viscose filter (PLA) is already included.
The manufacturer indicates the adult size if the distance between the chin and the middle of the nose is more than 12 cm. However, I suggest for children and adults over 11 years to choose the adult mask. You can adjust the size of the mask by acting on the elastic to be placed on the ears: you can make a knot or turn the elastic on itself before putting it behind the ears (the elastics instead of being parallel therefore form an X). Alternatively, they can buy the children’s mask in the “rectangular” version (the one with elastic at the nose and chin would be too short).
Popolini masks can be washed in the washing machine at 60°C and can also be ironed for greater disinfection. They do not have a maximum number of possible washes as the fabric is pure cotton, we refer to the wear of the fabric to understand if it is appropriate to replace it with a new mask. They are OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified, the fabric suitability certification for children.
Any additional filters can be purchased separately.
These masks are not certified either as a Medical Device or as an Individual Protective Device. However, both the Lombardy Region Decree (for which it is mandatory to go out with a mask or scarf / foulard to cover your mouth) and the Ministerial Decree of 26th April 2020, confirmed by the Law Decree of 17th May 2020, allow the use of masks washable for the community, in multilayer material, also self-produced, as long as they cover the chin and nose (art. 3). The priority in the fight against Covid-19 remains personal distancing and hand hygiene.
Except for more restrictive regulations of the Regions, from 4th May 2020 they are mandatory for everyone in closed places accessible to the public, on means of transport and wherever respect for interpersonal distance cannot be continuously guaranteed. Children under 6 years old, disabled people who cannot tolerate the continuous use of the mask and people who interact with them are exempt.
If you buy only masks and filters, the shipping price is € 5.90 (instead of € 7.90) using the discount code MASK. Over € 95 shipping is always free.