Mask FAQ

WHY IS FULL TURN CUSTOM APPAREL NOW MAKING NON-MEDICAL HEALTH MASKS?

We appreciate you considering Full Turn for all your Non-Medical Health Mask and Gaiter Needs.

When our Local Government issued a “shelter in place order” on March 17th, we like other non-essential businesses were forced to abruptly close our business. This compelled our management team and business partners to rethink next steps and upon reflection, quickly realized we had the resources and talent to help solve the immediate need for health masks to consumers and businesses across the U.S. We immediately pivoted and became an essential business by re-purposing our luxury apparel fabrics and utilizing our existing domestic and overseas partner factories and their respective sewing talents to produce what we call the “DistanZ Health Mask”. 

We learned much along the way by drawing patterns, cutting fabric and sewing all masks by hand. Our mission has always been to produce high quality products, and therefore, all patterns were designed to include a hidden pocket for a non-woven, melt blown PM 2.5 filter. With the hidden pocket these filters can be replaced after washing the mask creating a health mask that is washable and reusable. Our health masks are superior in fabric quality and construction. No matter what mask provider you choose, please be careful of scam operators and cheap, inferior quality mask offerings. Economics 101 says, “There is no such thing as a free lunch!”

We are proud to have the opportunity to help consumers and businesses like yours during the current situation and beyond with these high quality consumer DistanZ Health Masks.

 Our hope is that by offering these health mask options, we are helping to maintain medical and surgical masks in the hands of those who need them most.

 WHAT IS YOUR HEALTH MASK MADE FROM?

The DistanZ Health Mask is a Washable/Reusable Face Mask made from 100% EcoTec Bamboo Charcoal Micro Polyester or 100 % Polyester treated with Polygiene.

EcoTec Fast Facts - This EcoTec fabric health mask is one of the most unique performance fabrics in the world. This bamboo charcoal-infused micropoly offers wicking, stretch, antimicrobial and SPF 50 protection! There is a filter pocket built into the backside of the mask and comes with or without a C02 valve. Ear loops are soft elastic with adjustable toggles. There is a built-in adjustable nose bridge.

Polygiene Fast Facts - This Polyester interlock fabric health mask is treated with Polygiene which is one of the most effective anti- bacterial finishes you can find. This finish is highly effective in killing bacteria providing greater protection and comfort. Our Polygiene mask is constructed with a filter pocket, nose bridge and adjustable ear toggles.

 WHAT DOES THE MASK FILTER?

Each DistanZ Health Mask includes an insertable Filter called a PM 2.5. This filter is specially produced to fit in the pocket of your DistanZ Mask and is made with 5-Layers of protective sheets; Activated Carbon Filter layered with 2 Non-Woven Melt-Blown fibers which are surrounded by 2 sheets of moisture resistant fabric. 

This PM 2.5 filter removes particulate matter down to 2.5 microns. These are particles commonly found in exhaust fumes, emissions from factory work, dust, water vapors, pollen, mold spores, pet allergens and more. These filters are not medical grade and do not ensure any protection against viruses.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CO2 VALVE AND THE EARLOOPS WITH TOGGLES?

The CO2 Valve on the outside of the mask is a one way valve to facilitate the exit of moisture and CO2 from the inside of your mask. Ear loops are made of latex free spandex and the toggles allow for loosening/tightening the mask.

CAN THE MASK BE WASHED?

The mask can be hand washed with soap and hot water and laid flat to dry. The filters cannot be washed and must be replaced over time. Please do not machine wash or machine dry the mask. We recommend you hand wash and lay flat to dry your mask before first use.

HOW LONG CAN THE MASK BE USED FOR?

The DistanZ Mask is a reusable mask and each replaceable filter can be used up to 60 hours. The length of time before replacing the mask depends on how polluted the environment is when you use it. The mask will need replacing after extended use to ensure proper filtration.

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO CHANGE THE FILTER?

It depends on how frequently you use it. We recommend changing the filter every 4-5 days of consistent use (approximately 60 hours). Please note that while the combination of our mask and filter is highly efficient in removing particulates, there is NO REPRESENTATION of these products as being considered medical devices or offering protection against Covid-19 or any other disease. Please follow all CDC guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE:

Our health mask is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is not intended to be personal protective equipment and should not be used by healthcare professionals or used in a healthcare/clinical environment or setting. This information does not constitute medical advice and it should not be relied upon as such. Consult with your doctor before modifying your regular medical regime.