Since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, there have been a number of recommendations from governments and health organizations around the world to wear a face mask in public. Back in April, we introduced masks with the aim of supporting our artist community and having a positive impact on the world during this uncertain time.
In response to customer feedback, we’ve introduced new sizes to fit teenagers and kids. Below you’ll find information on how to add them to your shop, plus some design inspiration and popular themes.
Cloth face masks are not designed for medical use, or as personal protective equipment against coronavirus (COVID-19). Kids masks should only be worn by people ages 3-12, and only worn in the appropriate size (small or extra-small). Older and larger people should use teen masks or adult masks.
Adult and Teen Masks
The fabric part of the adult and teen masks is the same size – 7.25″ x 4.6″ / 18.5 x 11.5 cm. The ear straps length is what makes them different in size. The strap on the adult mask is 7″ / 17.70 cm long, while on the teen mask it’s 6.5″ / 17 cm long. Adult and teen face masks are made of two layers of soft 95% polyester / 5% spandex fabric with sublimation print on the outside layer.
Kids masks come in two sizes:
Small, recommended for ages 8-12, measures 6.7″ x 3.9″ / 17 x 10 cm.
Extra-small, recommended for ages 3-7, measures 6″ x 3.6″ / 15 x 9 cm.
The over-ear elastic straps are the same for both sizes – 4.5″ / 11.4 cm. Kids face masks are made of two layers of fabric with sublimated print on the outer layer. The outer layer is 83% polyester, 17% spandex and the internal layer is 97% polyester & 3% spandex.
How to Add New Mask Sizes to Your Shop
Kids and teen masks share a tile with adult masks. To enable them, scroll down to the masks tile, click on Availability and Markup, tick the sizes you want to enable and click “Apply Changes”.
Download Promotional Images
We’ve made it super easy for you grab product images for your social media posts. You can access images for each product via Manage portfolio. Scroll to your artwork, click on the cog, and click on promote products to navigate to the page.
Design Inspiration and Marketing Tips
If you’re creating some new designs, think about how people might be celebrating events and marking occasions over the next couple of months. Before you dive into the creation process, it’s a good idea to ask yourself a few questions:
Who am I designing this for?
Who are they shopping for?
What themes are they most likely to be interested in?
Is there an audience I can share this with on social?
Customers might be buying masks as part of their Back to School shopping, for holidays like Halloween, or planning ahead for holiday gifts. Here are a few popular themes we’ve spotted:
- Animal faces
- Fall and Winter
- Masks with messages
We’re expecting the holiday season to kick off a little earlier this year so now is a great time to add these new products to your shop. Don’t forget to check your tags to help customers discover your products in Redbubble’s search. And if you’ve been working on any new designs, we’d love to see them in the comments below.
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