Our men's masks are technically unisex, and can easily be worn by women too. However if your face is small or slim, we recommend opting for the women’s model. For teenagers, the women's mask should be absolutely perfect! Masks can be washed about twenty times. Stock is updated daily. Feel free to (re) subscribe to the alert on the product (s) if you wish to be contacted when more stock is available on our website! Thank you so much for your patience. These barrier masks are hand-sewn in our workshop in Lille. Products are shipped the same day or the next day.
Barrier masks: the must-have for everyday wear
We know there’s no need to remind you that barrier mask are a great accompaniment to hygiene and social distancing measures that we all need to adhere to for a successful de-confinement. Masks can also help prevent you from touching your face with your hands, something that we do hundreds of times a day without realizing it. Le Colonel presents his hand-sewn fabric barrier masks, made in France, for men, women and children.
Your fabric mask is the first protection against the virus, preventing possible viral penetration in the mouth and nose area. We have designed our masks to cover these areas with 100% Liberty of London cotton, which is not only very comfortable but breathable too, so that you won’t sweat too much in this summer while moving around, talking and generally continuing to live as normally as possible.
We also offer several different styles with many colors and patterns, because if it’s something you have to wear it all the time, you might as well have the choice! This mask can therefore be a fashion asset, with an original touch: forget the blue surgical masks that invoke fear and confinement and say hello to the stylish Liberty mask that oozes style and newfound freedom!
For your evenings out, mask up !
For the moment, the wearing of a barrier mask is compulsory on public transport, and highly recommended when in contact with other people. Going to work, shopping, seeing your family are all opportunities to wear a mask during the day and therefore vary your repertoire! Our sets of three masks are therefore intended for the whole day and machine washable for reuse when you want. In the evening, continue this momentum and sport your barrier mask in the evening with friends. Perhaps you’re seeing a few friends you've been looking forward to seeing for the past two months. Continue to protect them and protect yourself, avoid kissing on the cheek, and wear your barrier mask with floral patterns or stripes, helping you to stay chic and trendy while safe!
Fabric masks: essential and fashionable
Everyone either already has masks or will do, in all shapes and colors ... so it's about time to make a fashion statement! In fact, wearing masks are strongly recommended or will possible even soon be compulsory, but it's up to you to make it a real fashion accessory! Even if mask-wearing is a necessity, why not combine elegance with utility, and have fun with this accessory. Masks need to be changed every four hours, which is why we have prepared sets of 3 identical masks for you. So you can opt for a certain style for each day.
Monday, the plain blue mask will bring out your eyes, while on Tuesday the Liberty will give a touch of Summer, and on Thursday the red striped mask will reflect your joyful mood…
Our masks are made according to AFNOR recommendations, and feature three layers of fabrics, designed to provide you with excellent breathability and superior filtering capacity on a daily basis.
The first layer, the outer face of the mask, is 100% cotton.
The second, intermediate layer is a mixture of non-woven fibers, recommended for its superior filtering power. The last layer of fabric is a very tightly woven fabric (99 threads), also 100% cotton.
The “Liberty of London” cotton we use to make barrier masks for you is a high-quality cotton, for optimal comfort and efficiency, whatever the weather and circumstances. Whether to protect you against the winter flu, Covid 19, dust or pollution, these fabric barrier masks are your new best friend; adopt it and wear it proudly!
How to put on and take off your mask ?
To put on your mask correctly, wash your hands thoroughly, hold the mask by the elastic ear pieces and place the cloth mask over your face, carefully placing the elastic bands around the ears. Do not touch the mask again until it is time to remove it. After four hours, wash your hands thoroughly, remove the mask, put it directly in the machine or in the place reserved for dirty masks, and wash your hands again.
How to look after your barrier mask ?
These masks are made in Lille, carefully sewn by hand in high quality, durable materials. To maximize the life-span of your fabric mask, it is essential to take care of them. This starts with washing them after each use, for your health and safety. There is only one way to wash them: in the machine, 30 minutes minimum at 60 °. To fully comply with hygiene measures, dry them in the dryer or hair dryer for lack of anything better, but never in the open air.
Hygiene & Social Distancing: a reminder
In addition to wearing a mask, there are a number of simple procedures to follow that are important to protect yourself from the virus and prevent it from spreading. First, social distancing rules apply: respect a minimum distance of one meter between you and others at all times, do not shake hands, do not kiss or hug. Next, the essential hygiene measures: cough and sneeze into your elbow, use disposable tissues, wash your hands regularly, with soap and at least 30 seconds, especially when coming in from the outside and from the supermarket.
Please note, the purchase, use and maintenance of the mask are your responsibility and Le Colonel cannot be held responsible in any way for the use of the masks by site visitors and buyers. No responsibility can be incurred towards the site, its authors, or the store and its owners.