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Searching for masks has been a frustration for all of us in these challenging COVID-19 times.

It is a new world where a mask is now an essential wardrobe accessory.

I have been shopping for a well-made washable mask for weeks, navigating eBay and retailers online.

The lightweight paper-thin dust masks found at my local hardware store would not be a long term solution given the quality and cost. A 10-pack of disposables is now $20. Adding $60+ per month to my budget is not an option.

And, the available alternatives, creations by local organizations and sewing clubs averaging $8-$15 each, are risky.

I gladly invested in one. But after only a few weeks and washes, the mask lost its shape and simply did not hold up for the task at hand.

The reality hit hard. Returning to the new normal would require not just one mask but an arsenal of masks for everyday wear.

Who could imagine an unrelated conversation on the safety and health benefits of a GREEN mattress would lead me to a fabulous find?

AVOCADO to the Rescue!

Wearing a Mask is now Accessible, Convenient, and Environmentally Responsible.

AVOCADO is a certified B Corporation that balances purpose and profit – using business as a force for positive change.

The company is best known for their organic, non-toxic “formaldehyde free” mattresses.

Answering the call of those in need, AVOCADO has refocused a large part of their California-based Cut & Sew Department to the production of face masks.

Product Highlights:

  • Two layers of organic cotton canvas & simple tie straps
  • Pocket design to allow for filter insertion (a patch of pantyhose or coffee filter paper make a creative safety layer option)
  • No elastic or plastic is used
  • Neutral color that is fashion friendly

100% GOTS® Organic Certified Cotton –  naturally hypoallergenic, comfortable, and breathable.

An excellent choice for anyone with allergies or asthma.

Retail Cost: 4-Pack (*Adult Mask)/ $30 plus tax

*Child 4-Pack also Available

FREE Shipping: 2-5 days.

Note: AVOCADO Masks are not particulate filtering N95 masks, but do offer protection to inhibit transmission of the virus.

Current production time:10-15 business days.

To order, visit  Avocado Green Mattress online.

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