FAQ

SIZES


Size Small : Youth under 10 years old
Size Medium : 10 years to petite adult 5'3" (1.6m) and under
Size Medium+ : Small adult 5'4"-5'7" (1.63m - 1.7m)
Size Large : Majority of all adults, adults taller than 5'7" (>1.70m)
Size XL :  Very large adult or over 6'2" (>1.9m)



NOTES:  If you are large for your height, please choose next size up.



Head strap accessory snaps to ear loops and provides behind the head mask attachment and can improve fit.



Ear loops are measured in Quality Plan and Quality Inspection.  If ear loops are tugging ears forward, please gently stretch two or three times to loosen ear loop length.



 


Vogmask faceblank dimensions


XL 230MM width X 152MM height 


L 207MM width X 148MM height


M+ 196MM width X 137MM height


M 176MM width X 133MM height


S 157MM width X 120MM height

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BENEFIT OF WEARING A VOGMASK

 All Vogmasks feature middle layer of VM filter recipe for helping to protect from microscopic particles. 



Currently, face covering mandates require masks that will efficiently filter inflow and outflow of microscopic particles. For this reason, non-valved masks are required when in proximity of other people, in order to protect the mask wearer AND others in the environment. 



NON-VALVED VOGMASKS help protect both the mask wearer from inhaling microscopic particles AND help protect the environment from the exhaled droplets of the mask wearer. Non-valved Vogmasks feature the same highly efficient particle filtering media sewn into the middle layer of the mask as the valved Vogmasks. Note that non-valved Vogmasks filter both inflow and outflow. Reusable masks also contribute to the protection of the planet of the future. 



VALVED VOGMASKS help protect the mask wearer only from inhalation of microscopic particles and feature two filter media sewn into the middle layers of the mask and 1 or 2 exhalation valves. Please note that the exhale of the mask wearer exits partially through the exhale valve unfiltered. Valved masks are suitable for biking, hiking, hazardous air quality, mold, dust, and environments for protection of the mask wearer who is not interacting with the public in close proximity. 


Vogmask offers highest quality materials and construction, manufactured under Quality Plan for conforming and efficient products.


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MATERIAL COMPONENTS


The following components have been qualified for safety to use in the manufacture of Vogmask products:



Outer and inner layer is synthetic textile or organic cotton, in models marked Organic



Filter media is VM filter and in, models marked with a C for Carbon, a coconut shell derived carbon ash bonded to textile



Trim and ear loops are 94% cotton and 6% latex-free spandex. 



All Vogmasks are LATEX-FREE.



NOTE: Same Filter Media


All Vogmasks use the same highly efficient VM particle filter media (and carbon filter second layer when there is a C in the product name).


 

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF VOGMASKS

VOGMASK IS OFFERED IN NON-VALVED (no exhale vent) and VALVED MASKS


VOGMASK is used for protection from airborne microscopic particles such as PM 0.3, PM 2.5, PM 10, dust, allergens, post combustion particles, shavings, biologics, airborne biologics, mold, mold spores, particles in wildfire smoke, volcanic particulate pollution, and other airborne contaminants. The filter media sewn into the middle layers of the mask is tested for particle filtering efficiency to .3 microns. Vogmask offers high quality materials and construction, is manufactured under Quality Plan for conforming and efficient products.



Non-valved Vogmasks offer excellent protection for the wearer of the mask and intercepts the exhaled droplets of the mask wearer, thus protecting those around you.



Valved Vogmasks provide excellent protection from inhalation of microscopic particles for the mask wearer only as some of your exhale exits through the valve (one way vent) unfiltered.


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USEFUL LIFE AND REUSABILITY

Vogmask conforms to Reusable Status:


The particle (and carbon filter, if applicable) layers are sewn into the middle layers of the mask and are not replaceable.  


The VM filter media in Vogmask has an obsolescence date three years from manufacture. The recommended Use by Date is marked on the back of the packaging at top of diamond under the International Hourglass Symbol.


Once the middle layer particle filter is saturated with microscopic particles, there is a noticeable increase in breathing resistance and the mask should be replaced. Only in very poor quality or in proximity to wildfire or other natural disaster is this likely to occur in as little as three to five months.



If any part or assembly of the mask is damaged, or if a good seal is not achievable, discard the mask. Most Vogmask users replace the Vogmask at one year of use.



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MAINTENANCE and CLEANING


MAINTENANCE: 


The filter media is sewn into the middle layers of the mask and not replaceable.  Please follow these maintenance instructions.


 


Daily Maintenance


You may use alcohol wipes >61% or alcohol spray on surfaces.



Expose to sunlight.



Hand washing:  Do not wash the mask frequently.  Excessive washing will eventually affect filtering efficiency.  Do not submerge the mask.  Hand wash


by rinsing outer and inner layer with warm water. Add a drop of liquid soap and gently rub inner and outer layer. Rinse again and hang to fully dry before storage.



Wash the mask only  to clean the outer and inner faceblanks. For valved Vogmasks: The disk on the side of the mask is a one-way exhalation valve and is permanently attached to the mask. Rinsing the valve will clear it of microscopic dust and particles.



Respirator users should wash their hands before putting on a respirator and after 
taking one off. 


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ROLE OF MASKS IN GLOBAL HEALTH


Currently, face covering mandates require masks that will efficiently filter inflow and outflow of microscopic particles. For this reason, non-valved masks are required when in proximity of other people, in order to protect the mask wearer AND others in the environment. New Vogmask No Valve designs offer the latest technology in breathability, filtering efficiency, and reusability.



NON-VALVED VOGMASKS (without an exhalation vent)  help protect both the mask wearer from inhaling microscopic particles AND help protect the environment from the exhaled droplets of the mask wearer. Non-valved Vogmasks feature the same highly efficient particle filtering media sewn into the middle layer of the mask as the valved Vogmasks. Note that non-valved Vogmasks filter both inflow and outflow. Reusable masks also contribute to the protection of the planet of the future.



VALVED VOGMASKS help protect the mask wearer only from inhalation of microscopic particles and feature two filter media sewn into the middle layers of the mask and 1 or 2 one-way exhalation valves. Please note that the exhale of the mask wearer exits partially through the valve unfiltered. Valved masks are suitable for biking, hiking, hazardous air quality, mold, dust, and environments where protection of the mask wearer not interacting with the public in close proximity.



VOGMASK is a tool for wellness, style, and a symbol of care for yourself, the planet, your community, and the future.

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WHAT IS THE MISSION OF VOGMASK?

VOGMASK supports humanitarian, relief and clean air awareness efforts around the world. Wearing a VOGMASK starts a dialogue about our responsibility to change behavior for the health of the planet, to refuse to accept an inherited future, and to take charge of your own health and also protect others around you.

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ORDER FULFILLMENT

ORDERS are normally shipped within 4-5 business days from receipt from RUSH ORDER Fulfillment Services in Gilroy, California, USA. You will receive shipping confirmation email with tracking number. For US domestic orders, the free shipping method is USPS First Class Mail with estimated transit within USA 2-7 days. IInternational orders are shipped by UPS International with estimated delivery 2-4 days for shipping charge US $25. A shipping confirmation email for all orders indicates Tracking Number. We are in process to offer Vogmasks in more international regions in early Q4 2020.

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RETURNS / EXCHANGES

Interim Returns and Exchange Policy Summer 2020


If you are unsatisfied with your order, please email contact@vogmask.com with your order number to request an exchange or refund.  This is an interim policy to provide for safer transactions in our current crisis.



RETURNS: 


We will refund you if you are not 100% satisfied with your order. Please allow  days for your refund to process.  



ORDER CORRECTION:


Please email any order corrections to contact@vogmask.com 

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VM Filter Recipe and Carbon Filter

All Vogmasks, including non-valved, use the same highly efficient VM particle filter media (and carbon filter second layer when there is a C in the product name (VMC). Both the organic VM and microfiber VMC have the same VM highly efficient particle filter recipe sewn into the middle layer of the mask, and both products are equally efficient for filtering microscopic particles.  The microfiber also has a second layer of coconut shell derived carbon bonded to textile for the purpose for intercepting some odors, acting as a desiccant, and as it turns out provides additional structure to the masks.  The Viral Filtering Test under Technical is performed on the VM filter alone. 


The VM filter is affixed to the inner layer before sewing.

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