Community face covering or barrier mask, made of compostable fabric and following the European Guide CWA17553:2020 on reusable Community Face Coverings.
The maximum number of waging cycles is 20, in order to maintain a filtration efficiency over or equal to 70%.
Gerifarma face coverings are made with Lyocell, a regenerated cellulosic fiber, obtained from renewable forest sources through a closed cycle process with low environmental impact.
Our manufacturer describes it as a fiber with good ability to absorb moisture, gentle on the skin.
The fabric used in double layer for the manufacture of masks complies with the specifications of the European CWA 17553: 2020 for "Community Face Covers. Guide to Minimum Requirements, Test Methods and Use.”
Our fabric belongs to the listing of certified materials for face coverings published by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism. The harnesses are made of 85% polyester and 35% elastomer, latex. (Keep this in mind in case you have an allergy to this plant based substance).
We have replaced the plastic packaging by a recycled individual envelope which might be used to store clean masks. We ha followed the sanitary recommendations that advise storing the mask inside paper or cloth made package.
Our project is small but to make this simple mask possible, in addition to a lot of care, a lot of people are needed. For this reason, every time you buy a Gerifarma mask, you are giving work to a sewing workshop, a printing company, a fabric cutting company, a fabric factory ...
AFTER EACH WASH: REMEMBER TO IRON THE FABRIC and STRETCH THE STRAPS UNTIL YOU FEEL AGAIN THAT IT FEELS ADJUSTED BUT COMFORTABLE FOR YOUR EARS.
This is a summary of the values obtained in the AITEX accredited laboratory after 20 washes. Trial number: 2020TM2982
Values obtained in AITEX's accredited laboratory before washing and after 20 washes at 60%.
*Report 2020TM0915 of the AITEX certified laboratory.
**Report 2020TM1461 of the AITEX IMPORTANT Certified Laboratory : The Community sanitary masks or face covers specified in this document are not considered medical
The community face covering specified in this document do not fall under as a medical device (MD) within the meaning of Directive 93/42/CEE or Regulation EU/2017/745, nor as a personal protective equipment (PPE) with the meaning of Regulation EU/2016/425.