Linen Face Mask Benefits: 4 Reasons to Make the Switch

Even though mask requirements tend to be ever-changing, there are those at high risk that should continue wearing masks for added protection. There are a few different reasons you might want or need to wear masks even when there is no mandate in place. If you want to be prepared with a mask when you need it, you should put theselinen masks from Linoto in your purse, backpack, pocket, or glovebox.

Benefits of linen face masks

Everyone was after reusable cotton masks when the pandemic started, but it quickly became apparent to most that the cotton simply breaks down and stretches too much to be useful. While you could get a lot of errands with that cotton face mask, it is still, in the end, disposable. Linen masks are washable, and they are more likely to hold their shape.

When some people think of linen, they might think of stiff, rough flax fabric that is the result of poor craftsmanship. The truth is that, with every wash – particularly if you use fabric softener – the linen mask will become softer and more comfortable without losing functionality. Cotton masks are soft, but they are also prone to stretching, thinning, and shrinking.

Finally, linen, like the flax seed from which it is made, is naturally antibacterial, antimicrobial, and breathable. You can keep it so by adding a fabric disinfectant when you wash the masks, ensuring that they are completely safe to continue wearing. Linen is also hypoallergenic, making it more comfortable than other types of masks for those with sensitive skin.

Some people have even found that the paper masks being offered by hospitals irritate their skin when they already have a type of dermatitis. While not a substitute for medical grade masks, they can be more comfortable for daily use if you have sensitive skin.

Why Linoto face masks?

Linoto strives to be an eco-friendly company in every way, and that includes finding new ways to use the loose scraps from other projects. Our linen face masks are made from such linen remnants in a 3-ply reversible design that holds it away from the mouth, making it more breathable and comfortable. This shape is retained through wash-after-wash, and the mask can even be reversible.

Since Linoto’s linen face masks are designed with comfort and long-term wear in mind, there are no loops around the ears that can pinch, shrink, or stretch. A well-fitting mask can protect you, but one that doesn’t stay over your nose and mouth isn’t doing you any good. Our face mask design is truly a one-size-fits-all solution, and linen doesn’t stretch out over time so it will always fit correctly.

One of the biggest complaints of mask-wearers is that the loops going around the ears are uncomfortable or are too loose. Linoto linen face masks are made with a different design, with a loop around the back of the neck and straps above the ears. That means they will fit properly for a long time, and you won’t have to worry about losing it because it will always be around your neck, ready to use when you enter a crowded place.

Hi, I'm Jason Evege founder of Linoto.

It all started in 2007 when I was shopping around for real linen sheets and was unable to find any set in a simple, modern style for less than $1000. What's more, I had to wait 4-6 weeks for delivery from Europe. I was so frustrated by my search that I decided to make my own set of linen sheets as well as a few sets for friends and family. The sheets were a huge hit and it was suggested that I set up a website and see if there was demand.

I graduated with a degree in fashion design from one of the best design programs in the country (University of Cincinnati), and was taught how to make things from concept to finished product. I was very fortunate to have all of the skills and machinery required to try my ideas without large capital investments.

In the first 12 months (working nights and weekends out of my home while holding down another job) I sold more than 120 linen sheet sets to customers throughout the US and abroad who were pleased to find real linen sheets at an affordable price.

Linoto has now fulfilled more than 10,000 orders to loyal customers around the world and enjoys a fabulous reputation for quality, value, and style.