Clear window panel face covering that allows people to see your mouth to lipread.
Patterned or plain cotton outer layer and 400Thread count soft cotton lining.
Clear PVC window.
2 layers of fabric only. layer of non woven interfacing can be added on request but with the plastic window you may find this a little restrictive on breathing. Please message me
Available with 2 options for Elastic. Fitted around the head meaning you do not need to hook it over your ears. This is much more comfy for anyone with sore ears or for many people with hearing aids or Cochlea Implants. Or ear loops. both Elastic fittings are easily adjustable to fit.
Large – generally fits most men
Medium – generally fits most women.
Small – usually fits petit women or older children, the window design is difficult to make really small without the window being too small to see for lipreading easily.
I tried many designs and they all have the same issue, The plastic window makes it harder to breath, some of them were very difficult. Also, lack of air flow causes the window to fog up. Reducing the size of the window helps but also makes it harder to lipread. I adapted several designs and came up with this version which sits away from the face, with a deeper gusset at the top and bottom .
The design has a channel to fit a soft metal nose bridge which can easily be removed and replaced
Fitting the nose bridge improves fit and can help if you wear glasses and they fog up, but doing so will make a it a little harder to breathe.
The nosebridge can be left out altogether which also allows better air flow to decrease misting but it is still a good fit and comfortable to wear.
I have to be honest, It does still steam up a little, this is almost unavoidable breathing on a clear surface so close to the mouth, however it is much better in this respect than any of the others I have tried. It clears quite quickly .
Fogging can be improved a lot by gently rubbing the inner surface with soap and wiping dry with a paper towel. You can buy anti fog sprays used for diving masks or swim goggles, and google can come up with other suggestions.
Ive also been told rubbing with a piece of cucumber and wiping dry can help but I have not tried this yet.
Wash before use and after every use . I recommend hand washing as High temperatures can damage/distort the plastic window over time, if machine washed use a low temperature 30C wash and gentle spin. If nose bridge is fitted it MUST be removed before machine washing or it may damage machine. Check elastic knots are tight and toggle is secure.
No returns or exchanges:
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
I am doing my bit to help the planet and all my new mailing bags are compostable. They can be reused once or twice, please don’t put them in the dustbin. Larger orders may come in a cardboard postage box. It is difficult to avoid some my supplies arriving in plastic and wherever possible I will reuse the packaging, if you object to this please mention it in the notes on your order.
Please note that due to COVID19 Royal Mail are currently experiencing delays due to an increase in demand and staff limitations, so please anticipate a possible delay in the expected delivery time frame.