The Blackstrap Civil Mask is made from Blackstrap's proprietary synthetic, tri-blend, tight weave fabric. The CDC currently recommends wearing some kind of face-covering for all public interaction. It will supply daily/social protection for people to help mitigate the risks of contracting or spreading disease. The mask is made from left-over scraps and will help keep waste fabric out of landfills. It helps to provide daily respiratory protection for public-facing employees and anyone that has any necessary social engagement, such as getting groceries, getting gas, etc. The Civil Mask is reusable and machine-washable/dry-able. It is also dust-proof and UPF 50+ and wind rated. This is also a true product of the USA supporting US manufacturing and every purchase helps others. Blackstrap will donate 5 masks to people in need for every 50 sold. Remember you're not just protecting yourself, but your helping to protect others, when wearing a mask. This face mask has NOT been tested in any medical scenario. The prevention of disease, viruses or any other medical condition is unknown.