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riyoko

Production #5 masks

$18.00

riyoko

Production #5 masks

$18.00

SOLD OUT

If you want to order a mask, and you do not make this order - please email info@riyoko.ca, and we will put you on the list for the next order. 

Thank you for your ongoing support!

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*Enter CURBSIDE at checkout if you want curbside pick-up*

Last month, I was contacted by a handful of clients to make masks for them. At first, I was unsure, but as time went on, and I did my research, I got on board. I know there is evidence for and against, but in more ways than one, I am willing to try the 'for' side of it. The more of us wearing masks, perhaps, the less we will spread Covid-19. I redesigned an ok fitting olsen mask to fit much better around the face, and sized it to fit from 3 to 6 year olds, to a much larger adult face. Currently, I also include a hepa-filter that I hope will increase effectiveness - I will do this until I run out of the material I have. The Corona virus is 0.3 microns, and the vacuum bag material that I have purchased is said to filter down to .3 microns for particles. I am not saying that these will be 100% effective, as no mask is, but from the research, masks that are made of tightly woven cottons that are layered, can be up to approximately between 60% to 70% effective, and with the hepa-filter layer, their effectiveness is increased. All of this being said:

  •  the masks will be made in our studios where we disinfect all high touch surfaces that we are using, including tables, chairs, machines, door knobs,  and tools. And of course, we are washing our hands regularly. 
  • The masks themselves, will be a variety organic cotton knits and/ or wovens, layered with a pocket to put a filter inside. I will provide the first filter.
  • The Hepa filters are made from new Hepa Vacuum Bag fabric. They do not have fibreglass in them. For more info and links to research that I did, you can check out it out here. The filters are replaceable, but the tricky thing is to find them. I will be sharing the template that I made very shortly so you can replace yours easily - and the above link gives a few alternatives.
  • The cost is $18/ mask, to pay for materials & labor. Labour will include myself and my wonderful sewers, Lily, Myra, and Bri, who are low on work as many of us are - and who have mad sewing skills. And my sister, Lyndi who does all the behind the scenes organization so I can concentrate on design, cutting, and production. 
  • Sizes are: Adult: (M), (L) great over larger jawlines and beards - I made it to fit men's jawlines which are generally anatomically a bit larger than womens, and Kids: (3 yrs to 6 yrs), and (7 yrs to 12 yrs). 
  • When the masks are ready, I will notify everyone for curbside pick-up dates, times and procedures.
      • If you'd like to do curbside pick up, enter CURBSIDE at checkout, to negate shipping charges.
      • If you live in Calgary, you will be able to do curbside pick-up or have them mailed. If you live outside of Calgary, they can be mailed. Shipping will vary depending on where you live, and how fast you would like your mask(s)
      • Curbside pick-up will be at cSpace
    • The masks will take about 10 days to sew and package from Thursday May 21st. 
    • After the production order reaches capacity/ is sold out, I will email he group with more information on what happens next in the process, and more detailed info.
    • Lastly, I want to state that I am not a hepa filter or mask expert or scientist in any terms. I did research that I can share with you if you would like. I am, however, a quality designer and maker,  and I do know fibers, so I will use the highest count cottons I have; And, to the best of my ability, I will build the best masks that I can.
    Let me know if you have any other questions. Thank you in your advance for the support~


    To our collective health and efforts in the days to come.

    Sincerely,

    Kristi Woo

    Designer & Founder 

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    Prints still available:

    Adults: updated May 19, 2020, 11:00 pm GMT

    (M): (currently sold out)

    (L): Spring Floral, Pineapple Paradise, Penguins, Geo Gold Boxes, Mushroom Parade, Cardinals, Spaceships & Robots, Whales

    Kids:

    3 yr to 6 yrSpring Floral, Birch, Geo Gold Boxes, Geo Gold Butterflies, Birds in Nest, Mushroom Parade, Merriweather, Elk, Cardinals, Spaceships & Robots

    7 yr to 12 yrSpring Floral, Birch, Polar Bear Cobalt, Penguins, Geo Gold Boxes, Geo Gold Butterflies, Birds in Nest, Mushroom Parade, Merriweather, Elk, Cardinals, Spaceships & Robots

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    If you want to order a mask, and you do not make this order - please email info@riyoko.ca, and we will put you on the list for the next order. 

    Thank you for your ongoing support!