These 2-ply masks with elastic ear loops are made from 100% cotton pre-shrunk jersey material which provide filtration and particle capture as well as breathability. They are hemmed and double stitched. They are reusable, machine washable and durable for daily use. Although not as effective as surgical-grade, these masks do help in creating a layer of protection while leaving a minimal environmental footprint. Wearing a face covering has become highly recommended by various levels of government.