*This is a personal use item and cannot be returned.*
a very heavy-weight felted wool for filtering and comfort. we added an additional layer of non-woven material as an additional filter.
Masks come with a single black cord. Looking to have a different color cord? Click here!
- heavy-weight felted wool exterior layer*
- non-woven poly interior layer**
- 100% cotton interior layer for smooth feel on skin
- easy on / easy off design
- 2 over the head straps to secure to reduce strain on ears and no tying
- quick adjustment with a cord lock toggle for a personalized fit
- full-face design
- fits a variety of adult-sized faces (measurements from mid-nose bridge to just under the chin 4.5"-6" measure once with mouth closed and once while speaking to verify the size you'd be comfortable in)
- small swrve tag should be on the exterior of the left side of your face when put on
Need a nose wire to keep the top of the mask closer to your face? Add one to your order here: https://swrve.us/products/nose-wire-for-masks
hand wash and air dry for best results
machine wash delicate, lay flat to dry. take cord off first!
wash hands immediately after taking off your mask each time!
our masks are not medical or surgical grade. They meet and exceed the CDC's guidelines for wearing cloth masks to prevent the spread of viruses. Let's keep medical grade PPE for our health care heroes!
face masks are not devices intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease and do not meet the definition of a medical device as set forth in section 201(h) of the FD&C Act.
*Our research suggests that felted wool can be used as a natural filter due to its inherent ability of its random, non-woven, and dense construction to trap particles. "The material creates a tortuous path, and various mechanisms result in the adhesion of particles to the fibers without necessarily blocking the open spaces, still allowing air to flow easily across the filter" Revoir and Bien, 1997. Please note that we did not find any published articles quantifying its effectiveness as a filtration material, but such information is difficult to find for any material.
**Although its specifications for the interior layer non-woven we are using does not state that it is medical grade (we're leaving that material available for those making gear specifically for those on the front lines), it does have the same content and construction as the materials used for medical grade personal protective equipment. We are not claiming that it is a medical grade filtering material because we do not have the proper test results to back it up, but we think it should help capture pathogens.
Before masks are packaged for shipping, they are spritzed with alcohol so if you still smell isopropyl alcohol, please allow yours to air out for a few minutes before wearing.
Made in our sewing room in the Glassell Park neighborhood of Los Angeles!
GENERAL NOTES ON FIT
for swrve bottoms, we strive to be as true to size as possible. most other companies offer vanity sizing, but with us, a 32 means the waist circumference of the garment is 32". we update our size guides to provide the current sizing per garment frequently.
if you have trousers of which you like the fit, measure the waist and that is the swrve size! to measure the waist, lay them flat and make sure the front and back of the waistband lay evenly across each other, then measure from side to side (fold to fold on the inside), multiply by 2 (there are 2 layers of fabric) and voilà, you’ve got your measurement.
for swrve tops, please note our fit is a slimmer European fit similar to American Apparel's fit
Los Angeles curbside pick up is a free option to come pick up your order at our Headquarters in Glassell Park :) We'll email you the moment your order is packed up with all info needed!
FREE Priority USPS shipping with your $125 order, or $5 shipping under $125.
for other options, shipping cost is determined by the package weight and destination.
for domestic (US) customers USPS Priority is usually the fastest, least expensive option. to get an accurate shipping cost, please add the items to your cart and enter your mailing address at check out, the system will give you an estimate for shipping with various USPS and UPS options.
for international customers we suggest using DHL as it tends to be the best deal. We offer $20 DHL shipping with your minimum $150 order. It will arrive at your doorstep, regardless of where you are in the world, within 5 business days, and you get to track it as it makes its way to you. USPS Priority and First Class Mail may be a bit less expensive, but they have a higher tendency to lose packages. Please note that we are NOT responsible for lost packages! UPS rates tend to be rather exorbitant and you may be faced with a custom brokerage fee NOT included in the shipping rate.
international customers: please note that you may be charged additional customs duty fees at delivery NOT included in the shipping rate. these fees vary widely from country to country and there is nothing we can do to prevent them.
attention Canadian customers! our system will offer you UPS as a shipping option that may seem attractive, but we suggest NOT using UPS for orders going to Canada as they sometimes present you with a separate and additional customs clearance bill (on top of the customs duty) for $50 or more. eek!
-returns for swrve men's outdoor apparel and accessories-
we are happy to accept all unworn and unwashed garments within 30 days of receipt.
please note that for sale items, we offer credit but no refunds. we are little flexible on this on reasonable requests; for example, you buy 2 of the same item to see which size works better, we will refund you for the one you send back.
to send a return or exchange, please start here to get your RMA number and get approved. then send unused and unwashed item/s with a filled-out RA form letting us know either that you want a refund or what you would like in exchange for your item/s. RA forms are found on the back of your receipt, or here
please note that all altered garments, including custom hemmed items are NOT RETURNABLE.
also note masks are a personal use item that are unavailable for return.
please obtain a tracking # from your shipper for all packages sent to us in the case the package gets lost in the mail. please note that we can't be responsible for items that are not delivered to us.
our mailing address is:
swrve RETURNS + EXCHANGES
3421 Verdugo Rd
Los Angeles CA 90065