I know I already wrote about where to get facemask and face shields for the whole family, but I found place to order handmade cloth masks and ear savers.
I got DiploBaby 7 facemasks so that he could have a different cloth mask every single time we went for a swim in our building. He was basically using his only MEO mask every day and had no other reusable alternatives for days that it was washed. It was also kinda gross coz masks should really be changed every day diba? Now with these Fab Manila cloth masks we can reserve his MEO mask for when we go to the park for exercise on weekends.
We needed the ear savers because some masks are indeed painful to wear for an extended period of time. I got one for each of us in the household because handmade cloth masks can have different fits and we have different sized heads. And I’m glad I did because some of the masks I ordered for DiploBaby fit perfectly and some were a little loose.
FAB MANILA SIZING CHART
They have for adults but they also have for kids 5 years old and below. I ordered the SMALL size because DiploBaby has a bigger then normal head for an almost 5year old. I confirmed it by measuring according to their sizing chart.
- Extra Small: 7 L x 4.5 H (ideal for 5 years old and below)
- Small: 7.5 L x 4.5 H (ideal for 6 years old and up)
- Medium: 8 L x 5 H (original size for teens and adults)
- Large: 10 L x 5.25 H (adult size)
- Length measured from side to side.
- Height measured from middle part, highest point to lowest point.
- Kids, Teens and Adults have DIFFERENT face shapes and sizes. We are unique that way. 🥰 We recommend that you MEASURE first, to determine which face mask size fits best for you and your family.
FAB MANILA REVIEW
The website of Fab Manila is very professional. Though the designs for the Small were limited, we loved that the masks are reversible so we could use the back side if DiploBaby didn’t like the front design.
Again because this is a handmade product, it’s not all perfectly the same. There will be some differences. For example some of the garter loops are snug and some are loose. But it’s all good coz the ear savers address any problems
The deliery was prompt and I love that it was delivered in a paperbag.
My only concern was that each item was wrapped in single use plastic. It’s beautiful for people buying maybe 1 piece but if you are buying a lot it’s better to tell them that you prefer a plastic/staple-free packaging and myabe only 1 tag per category so that you don’t have a lot of plastic waste. The reason why we want to have cloth masks, after all, is to have less single-use masks waste.
I am so happy to share that Fab Manila is indeed open to letting you have a single-use plastic/staple-free option. So just make sure to message them on Instagram with your order number, email the request to them and include in the notes of your purchase.
I love that we have so many creative and affordable options for reusable cloth masks here in the Philippines. We are so lucky.
We use cloth masks only if we are going to the pool or down the lobby, because they are more comfortable and they can be washed daily. But when we are going out we usually go for MEO masks or reusable N95 masks which offer better protection.