skcapparel

Reusable Face Masks, Teacher Shirts, Fun Apparel

South Bend, Indiana On Etsy since 2011

6,071 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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skcapparel

Reusable Face Masks, Teacher Shirts, Fun Apparel

South Bend, Indiana | 6,071 Sales

Announcement    UPDATE: We are currently ahead of schedule on most orders! Most orders are shipping 4-5 days after purchase.
<><><><><><> Please scroll down to the bottom to read the FAQs about FACE MASKS.<><><><><><><>

UPDATED SHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the changes all over the world, we have switched gears from designing apparel and tees, to making quality and affordable cotton fabric face masks.
Our goal is to provide well made face masks to meet the great need around this country and get them in your hands asap.

SKC is made up of Superkid Capes, and the clothing line sold under the name SKC Apparel. I love creating fun and fashionable t-shirts primarily for teachers, to encourage, and to celebrate!

Check out my other shop, superkidcapes.com on Etsy to see all things superhero and pretend play!

T SHIRTS AND TANKS
Our t shirts, tanks are super soft vintage feel. We take pride in screen printing and producing all our shirts in our workshop in Indiana!

SHIPPING: Currently we are taking 4-5 days to ship for tee shirts and 5-7 days to ship for fabric face masks, followed by a few days of shipping transit time. However, most items ship much earlier than expected. We would rather ship your items early than give you an inaccurate estimate!
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Please make sure you review the policies before proceeding with a purchase. If you would like to change the quantity for a specific listing, or have a deadline please convo me before making a purchase.

I am happy to consider all custom order and whole sale requests.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 27, 2020

UPDATE: We are currently ahead of schedule on most orders! Most orders are shipping 4-5 days after purchase.
<><><><><><> Please scroll down to the bottom to read the FAQs about FACE MASKS.<><><><><><><>

UPDATED SHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the changes all over the world, we have switched gears from designing apparel and tees, to making quality and affordable cotton fabric face masks.
Our goal is to provide well made face masks to meet the great need around this country and get them in your hands asap.

SKC is made up of Superkid Capes, and the clothing line sold under the name SKC Apparel. I love creating fun and fashionable t-shirts primarily for teachers, to encourage, and to celebrate!

Check out my other shop, superkidcapes.com on Etsy to see all things superhero and pretend play!

T SHIRTS AND TANKS
Our t shirts, tanks are super soft vintage feel. We take pride in screen printing and producing all our shirts in our workshop in Indiana!

SHIPPING: Currently we are taking 4-5 days to ship for tee shirts and 5-7 days to ship for fabric face masks, followed by a few days of shipping transit time. However, most items ship much earlier than expected. We would rather ship your items early than give you an inaccurate estimate!
***************************************************************************************
Please make sure you review the policies before proceeding with a purchase. If you would like to change the quantity for a specific listing, or have a deadline please convo me before making a purchase.

I am happy to consider all custom order and whole sale requests.

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About skcapparel

Sales 6,071
On Etsy since 2011

Thanks for stopping by SKC Apparel

Fifteen years ago, I left a career as a kindergarten teacher to stay home when my first daughter was born. I always loved the creative side of teaching, and soon started designing items for my own children that facilitated pretend play and imagination. What started as a way to bring creativity and resourcefulness to playtime soon turned into an entrepreneurial journey.

Superkid Capes came to life in 2010 as I began making superhero capes as gifts for my children as well as friends and family. Despite no formal training as a seamstress, I started making capes at my kitchen table and selling them online via an Etsy shop. Thousands of capes (and three more daughters) later, I’ve expanded to a workshop, hiring a small staff of moms to help with sewing and assembling capes.

Still feeling a kindred connection with educators, I opened a custom t-shirt line in 2018. These stylish shirts recognize the important role teachers play in our world and feature inspirational messages for educators and those who love them. Over the past 2 years, this apparel line has expanded to brides, moms, and much more!

Together, these two categories form SKC: Superkid Capes, and the clothing line sold under the name SKC Apparel.

Today, Superkid Capes has risen to the top 1% of Etsy shops, and SKC Apparel shirts have been a hit at education conferences throughout the Midwest (often selling out of one or more designs).

After selling thousands of t-shirts all over the Midwest, SKC Apparel is now available here on Etsy! Superkid Capes also can be found on Etsy for all things superhero and imagination.

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Last updated on May 5, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to change the filter? How long will my filter work for?

No, you don’t need to change the filter in this mask. This mask is made with a
sewn in filter layer of high grade, high thread count sheeting material that makes
a great filter. The beauty of this type of filter is that you don’t need to change it
and it stays in place. Simply care for your mask and wash and dry according
to the instructions and you will get lots of life out of this mask!

This mask seems narrower or smaller than other masks I have tried, is this normal? Is my mask too small for me?

Yes this is normal! It is not too small. If you have tried other masks, you may notice our mask is narrower, and more centrally located to the front of the face. When I designed this mask we tried a couple different sizes and I had some individuals who have to wear
masks for long periods of time try out the different sizes. Overall, the mask that did
not wrap around the face and that was more central to the nose and mouth seemed
to be the favorite and the most comfortable, breathable, and lightweight. similar to
the N95 or masks that you would buy at the hardware store that are more circular.

The sides of my mask seem to fan out some, is that normal?

Yes! This is normal. The mask is not made to lay totally flat against the face at the far
ends. That would actually not create a good seal. The way the mask seems to create
a C shape at the ends as the elastic is pulled actually creates a better seal and still
protects the nose and mouth sufficiently. This style actually creates a less
claustrophobic and lightweight feel. Remember, you can retie your elastic to wear
over your head if you find you don’t like the feel of wearing the mask over your ears.

I’m worried the elastic will come out when I wash my mask, how can I prevent this from happening?

To prevent your elastic from coming out of the mask, make sure your elatic is tied tightly or that your tie it close up against the mask in a double bow. The best option is to wash on a gentle cycle in a lingerie bag. If you don’t have a lingerie bag, just use a
delicate cycle, and don’t dry with too full a load to prevent tangling. Or air dry.

What do I do if the elastic comes out?

Hopefully, if you wash according to the care instructions, this should not happen. However, if your elastic comes out of your mask, try attaching the elastic to a safety pin and feeding through the tube. Push a small skewer or narrow pencil or stick through the tube to open it up, before trying to feed it through. Or try tying the elastic around the end of one of these sticks to push through. If you still can’t get it through, you can purchase a small tool called a BOBKIN or LOOP TURNER. These tools can be purchased for a few dollars on amazon, or Joann Fabrics. They pull elastic through casings.

As I am washing my mask, I feel like its not as pleated as it was in the beginning. Can I do anything about this?

Yes! This is an easy fix. Simply heat up your iron with steam. Lay your mask flat on the
ironing board. Pull the sides out (pull the left side with your left hand, right side with right hand). As you do this, you will notice the pleat lines forming. Simply press your mask, and ironing these pleats flat again. Try to avoid ironing the elastic, as the inside of the elastic cord is rubber to avoid melting with the heat of the iron.

What size is this mask? Does it have a nose wire?

Each mask is approximately 7 inches wide and 3.5-3.75 inches in height. When the pleats are spread the mask expands to about 7-7.5 inches wide. This mask is meant to be narrower, more centrally located around the mouth and nose for a lightweight, comfortable fit, similar to an N95. This mask does NOT have a nose wire. We decided to not include a wire to allow for longer use of the mask. The wire can sometimes rust over several washes, or even poke out of the mask at some point. For glasses wearers: With proper placement of the mask under your glasses fogging can be prevented. We include some tips on this in your mask order.