Face masks have become ubiquitous in everyday life. With phased reopening plans in motion across the country, people are heading back to work, from corporate offices to those in retail and food service. To keep each other safe and mitigate the spread of the virus amid loosening stay-at-home orders, wearing a mask has become essential.
What's equally essential is making sure you keep your reusable fabric mask clean, per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health officials. If you purchased a custom branded face mask with your logo, here are the steps to keeping it clean and preserving that crisp dye sublimation print.
WASHING INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR CUSTOM FACE MASK
Note: You can wash your custom face mask with your regular laundry, so long as you can follow the below instructions for the entire load! If not, it may be more convenient to hand-wash your masks by themselves.
- Machine wash or hand wash with cool water. Our face masks are available in three different variations of polyester. Washing with cool water, rather than warm or hot, is more likely to prevent wrinkling, shrinking, and fading of fabrics.
- Use gentle detergent. Don't use bleach or harsh cleaning chemicals! It will damage the dyes in the printing.
- Tumble dry on low heat, or lay out to air-dry. Be sure to remove your mask promptly from the dryer when the cycle is complete. If air-drying, make sure your mask is completely dried off before wearing.
WHY DO I NEED TO WASH MY CUSTOM FACE MASK?
No matter if you wear your mask for longer stretches of time at work, or just for a run to the grocery store, making sure you wash your custom fabric face mask is very important. The mask is constantly exposed to moisture and bacteria from your skin and breath, as well as traveling virus particles through closer proximity in public spaces where social distancing may not be as easy.
The CDC recommends washing your mask after every use, so it's a good idea to buy more than one so you can have extras to wear while others are being cleaned. Since our custom face masks are specially printed with your branding, rather than just a patterned fabric, we want to make sure the print quality stays top-notch while you follow this guidance!
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