About Fabric Face Masks

As per NBC News (April 3, 2020): “Friday afternoon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance on the matter, recommending individuals use cloth face coverings "in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain," such as grocery stores and pharmacies. The guidance recommends people use fabric coverings, not surgical masks or specialized N95 masks, which should be reserved for health care providers.

Face coverings made of fabric, public health experts note, aren't intended to protect wearers from getting sick, but rather, to prevent them from spreading the virus to others. And the guidance will still exclude using surgical or medical grade masks, which experts say should be reserved for people who are sick and for the health care workers who care for them.”

Care Recommendations

We recommend that you gently wash your mask before using and after every use in HOT water in a tub, lay flat or hang to dry, do not wring. They absolutely can be machine washed, but if you want to preserve the life of your mask, gentle hand washing is recommended. The author hangs hers on a clothes hanger in the bathtub to drip dry.

How to Order

Please email donations@friendsofferals.ca with your fabric choices/quantities.

Last update: August 6, 2020 at 02:30 PM Atlantic Time

Delivery

Pick-up: In keeping with our commitment to safety, we prefer eTransfer or PayPal to donations@friendsofferals.ca to prevent the hand exchange of currency. Items may then be picked up at one of our volunteers in the Town of Digby who will leave the item(s) bagged and tied to her exterior door handle upon your arrival for safe social distancing.

Shipping: We can ship up to 3 masks in the same envelope to anywhere in Canada for just $3.00, which includes postage and a padded envelope. For shipping to international destinations, please email donations@friendsofferals.ca for a quote.

Bayview Animal Hospital

We also have fabric face masks available at Bayview Animal Hospital during regular clinic hours! Bayview Animal Hospital is located at:

105 Victoria Street, Digby, NS B0V 1A0

Telephone: (902) 245-5205

In Appreciation

We'd like to express our sincere gratitude to Gail Harding, Wendy Lewis Harvieux, Cheryl Denton, Annette Lowe and Sandy McGill for the donation of numerous hand-crafted fabric face masks to Friends of Ferals for fundraising.

We'd also like to thank volunteers who have helped our team sew face masks: Rikki Clements, Sheila Bulmer, Loretta Crocker, Heather Crocker Titus Prime, MaryJo Mym and Sue Dexter-White.

The very cute fabric shown in over a dozen masks ("Dysfunctional Family", "Hello Kitty" and many other cat themed masks) was donated by Sylvia Harron, shipped all the way from BC! A special thanks to Nancy Simpson for the enormous bag of donated fabric, most featuring cats, dogs or bunnies.

To date, FOF has sold over 1,000 masks and shipped to destinations throughout Nova Scotia and across Canada.

Click to enlarge and scroll the gallery. No two masks are exactly alike; patterns will vary.

Adult Masks (Age 13+) - SOLD OUT

Masks are currently only available at:

  • Bayview Animal Hospital
  • Digby Pines Hotel
  • Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises Store
  • Wine Kitz, Digby and Yarmouth (wine themed masks - gift with purchase - please enquire with the store)

We are working to sew more masks for online sales as soon as possible.

$8.00/each

Available quantities are shown in ( ) parentheses.

If a filter pocket and/or nose grip is included, this information is captioned below each mask.

Kids Masks (Age 4-12) - SOLD OUT

Masks are not recommended for toddlers, and especially not for infants under the age of 2.

Masks are currently only available at:

  • Bayview Animal Hospital
  • Digby Pines Hotel
  • Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises Store

We are working to sew more masks for online sales as soon as possible.

$6.00/each

Available quantities are shown in ( ) parentheses.

If a filter pocket and/or nose grip is included, this information is captioned below each mask.

Adult Masks, with Fabric Straps

$12.00/each

These masks are made by special order only. Please allow a minimum of 48-72 hours for order fulfillment.

Cat Sewing Masks