It's time to WAM ( Wear A Mask)
We live in a changing world and now a facemask is fast becoming a reality in our everyday lives.
These reusable face masks merge fashion with functionality with a high degree of filtration against dust, air borne bacteria, virus and pollen.
Designed in iconic New Zealand inspired koru prints in 100% cotton with iridescent hues, or more subtle black moko matte finish, they are hand washable and come with disposable, easy-insert filters which have 2 layers of meltblown* medical grade material for effective removal of smaller particles. (See technical specifications of filters below)
We have called this design of facemask the “Sticky Beak” style. Created with a pronounced nose dart and chin insert, it is a sculpted contoured design providing a small air gap at nose end for enhanced breathability. It covers most of the lower face for added protection and is constructed with bound edges, adjustable elastic side casings, nose wire and non woven inner to wick away moisture. This lining features a double slot provision for easy filter insertion.
Size Medium fits most adult females. Size Large fits most adult males and there is also an XL size (Please refer to the size chart if unsure of your size)
Unsure of your size? Click here for how to measure your face.
Your face mask pack comes with 2 meltblown filters ( includes one pre-inserted into mask) along with a handy little pillowcase bag to pop straight into your handbag, briefcase, glove box or “go” bag.
You can also Purchase Additional Filters.
Due to hygiene reasons, we cannot accept return of any face mask item.
Koru means “loop” in Maori and is based on the shape of an unfurling silver fern frond symbolizing new life and growth and is an integral component of Maori design. Perhaps this is a fitting symbol as New Zealand deals with it’s biggest health crisis in decades.
This intrinsically New Zealand product has been designed in New Zealand, is made in New Zealand and is not imported.
*Technical Specifications of filter
What is meltblown? It is the fine non woven mid layer of a surgical mask and is made by heating polymer and extruding through small nozzles by high speed gas thus creating tangled filaments of fibre to filter dust, air borne bacteria, virus and pollen.
This filter material has been tested in New Zealand with the following results given to us: “ 2 layers of this filter removes 98% of small particles ( from 0.1 to 3 microns)”
Wear New Zealand has constructed double layer meltblown filters to fill almost the entire interior of the mask to increase filtration effectiveness. This is because smaller rectangles can move or slip thus compromising your protection.