Please note that this product is handmade and will take 4-5 days on average to be dispatched.
Face Masks - Printed Fabrics
Triple-layer, 100% cotton mask
Coloured nylon lycra ties for comfort
Ties can be used as loops over your ears or tied behind your head
Please wash and iron your mask before wearing it.
Please note that our masks are not medical or surgical grade, they are not filtered and they will not prevent you from contracting viruses such as coronavirus.
For orders placed from outside of South Africa, we will only be able to ship after the ban on the export of face masks has been lifted.
Please note that prints may vary depending on the availability of fabric.
Our products are handmade per order. Due to the high demand for face masks, please allow4 to 5working days before despatch. But we will try our best to get your mask to you sooner!
Please enquire about wholesale or bulk pricing.
Please order masks separately if you want to receive them during the lockdown. All other orders and products of non-essential items will be dispatched after lockdown.
*All masks will be dispatched with a flat rate shipping of R75, however, if you would like to receive your order only after lockdown and your masks are ordered with any other normal Matsidiso product, shipping will be free of charge.
Please note: All orders are non-refundable once dispatched. We take careful precautions to ensure the safety of the delivery of your mask, and have two quality controls in place. However, in the unlikely situation if is a flaw with your mask please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly replace.
For shipping with Pargo collection points please let us know which collection pointsuits you either via:
Your order notes
Email at email@example.com
We advise to pls select any Clicks collection point nearest to you as collecting essential goods from any pharmacy is allowed during lockdown.
Learn more about how to care for your masks as well as important COVID-19 info and best practices in accordance with the Western Cape Government here.
The Golden Rules of Good Hygiene:
Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water
Do not touch your face with unwashed hands
Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the corner of your arm, and safely throw away the tissue
Keep a distance of 1,5m (or 2m) from others
If you are ill, stay at home, or arrange for clinical assessment
Protection Offered By Fabric Face Masks (When Appropriately Used & Cleaned):
The mask will not necessarily protect the wearer, but may help to reduce viral transmission by containing respiratory droplets generated when the wearer speaks, sneezes and coughs
All masks provide a physical barrier when covering the wearer’s nose and mouth and may reduce inhaling a large number of droplets. While cloth masks are considered less effective than medical / surgical face masks, these will provide a physical barrier to reduce expulsion and inhalation if the cloth mask is made of a heavy, tight weave.
Cloth masks act as a physical barrier and may help to stop people touching their face, mucous membranes and mouth
Cloth masks may reduce virus exposure in overcrowded areas such as taxis, shops or government buildings
Cloth masks will create greater awareness around COVID-19
When to Use Fabric Face Mask:
Cloth masks can be used by both the community and non-healthcare workers and where there is no physical contact. This includes:
Travel to and from work in public transport
When stepping outside the house to go shopping or seeking healthcare
In self isolation when contact with others is necessary (remember distancing)
When stopping and talking to members of the public (for example, traffic police)
When conducting interviews during house to house visits (for example, Community workers)
When cleaning the streets/ disposing of domestic rubbish
How to properly use a cloth mask:
The usage of any type of mask should be accompanied by strictly adhering to safe use guidelines. It is very important that residents use a cloth mask properly. If they do not, it might result in them putting themselves at risk of spreading Covid-19. The simple guidelines to use are:
Only use a mask that has been cleaned & ironed
Place the mask with the correct side facing your nose and mouth and covering both well
Tie the strings behind your head, or if you are using elastic bands, make sure these are tight
Make sure it fits well. Move it around to get the best fit. Never touch the cloth part.
Once you have put on the mask, DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE again until you take it off
When you take it off, undo the ties or remove over your head, and carefully fold the mask inside out, hold it by the strings/elastic and place the mask in a container preserved for washing the cloth mask
Wash hands thoroughly and dry before doing anything else
Do not share cloth masks between members of the family
Make sure there are at least two cloth masks per person in the household, including children
Maintaining the mask:
You must have at least two cloth masks per person so you will be able to wash one and have a clean one ready for use.
Wash the mask daily in soap and hot water
Rinse thoroughly and dry
IRON THE MASK - this is the best means of disinfection!
If you do not have an iron, place the mask with the outside facing down on a metal sheet and place it in the sun; leave it there for a couple of hours - the heat should disinfect it
DO NOT SOAK THE MASK IN CHEMICALS AS THESE GET ABSORBED AND MAY BE INHALED CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE RESPIRATORY TRACT
Free courier shipping options available to Main Centres on purchases over R800.
We also offer free delivery through Pargo pick-up points Nationwide on any purchases over R800.
We offer secure shippingto your door nationwide using The Courier Guy and Pargo Pick-Up Points as our local couriers! Plus, get FREE shipping when you spend R800 or more!
Proudly South African
We are deeply proud that all of our plastic-free packaging, materials and production are made in sunny Cape Town, South Africa- supporting a chain of local suppliers that contribute back into the SA economy where it is much needed.
Not only are our shoes made in a family-run factory, our footwear team is our family! We rely on their incredible talent and years in the trade to produce our impeccable quality products. In turn, we upskill and offer fair wages above standard pay. Without them, who are we?