Making Our Social Imperative More Comfortable.
When you want to get social – at a distance of course – but also want to be able to talk without fabric intruding in your mouth we've got a better option. Our designer, Kim, set out to make a more comfortable face covering that moves the fabric away from your nose and mouth to give you a pocket of air that allows for gum chewing and laughing without constriction.
The details: Machine washable. Outer fabric is a soft cotton jersey: 90% cotton 10% spandex, an inside lining panel is made of 100% cotton percale. Like a crisp cotton sheet in front of your face. Visible seams on top and bottom in teal blue thread. Our children's version has a smaller nose piece.
Glasses fog? No problem: The Soshell style fits snugly across the top of your face and uses the stretch of the fabric to stay on your face. This significantly reduces the very real problem of glasses fog.
Ear loops. Don't need 'em: No need to put anything over your ears. The custom fit, when measured properly, should fit your face perfectly without slipping and is worn just under your ears and over your nose. A great mask choice for hearing aid wearers too.
So Convenient: Feel ever so prepared for a social interaction when you wear The Soshell around your neck. Pull it up when you need it and lower it when you are a safe distance away.
It's just extra: This versatile design can also be worn as a headband! Perfect for those days when you are gardening or reading a book on the front yard and a neighbor stops to say hello.
$2 from the sale of your mask goes to benefit Family Meal in Portland, Oregon, supporting food and agricultural workers in crisis.
Now, here is how to get the best fit.
This item is custom sewn just for you. So cool right? Before ordering we need two accurate measurements for the ideal fit. Use a measuring tape or a non-stretch piece of ribbon or string and a ruler. See video for demo or sample measurement photo. Keep head pointed straight ahead when taking measurement #1.
The Soshell is designed to leave a small gap at the between the bottom of the face covering and your chest to allow for a sliver of fresh air. If you prefer The Soshell to completely seal at the bottom by resting on your chest just select 'full length' when entering measurement #1.
Current shipping 2-3 days.
Our disclaimer: This is not a medical-grade mask and is not intended to be a replacement for N95 or other personal protective equipment. This item does not claim to offer antiviral, antimicrobial protection or particulate filtration. It should be used in conjunction with other measures to stop viral spread like hand washing and physical distancing. Masks should not be placed on children under age 2 (we recommend this product for children over the age of 8 years) and anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Masks are not returnable for health and sanitation reasons.
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We'll include free shipping on all orders over $75 within the USA.
$3 flat shipping on face masks and coverings
Offered within the USA.
Shipping on other items is weight based
Weighted shipping starts at $3 for most items like t-shirts and face masks.
$15 flat rate expedited shipping is available to choose at checkout
These orders are processed quickly and mailed promptly.
We do ship to a limited number of countries outside the USA.
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Campbell Salgado Studio - 8107 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
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Prep & Processing Time
Each item should have an estimated time before being shipped in product description. Face masks are constructed in our Portland sewing studio and are not factory made.
- Available products are shipped within 24 hours.
- Custom items are currently taking 2-3 days to ship.
- Pre-orders for shirts may take 3-6 weeks to ship to get back from screen printer as we wait for a batch of orders to accumulate.
Please be Patient
Sometimes slowing down the process means we all get better quality in return. Our brand is just getting its sea legs.
At the beginning of the Covid pandemic, I made masks for myself and some others. I had to twist my husband’s arm at first to get him to wear them. Within a few weeks, he began to enjoy shopping for masks (he’s the shopper in the family) and soon we had quite an array of masks with ear loops. Some were more attractive, more comfortable, or more effective than others.
We’re lucky enough to live in an area with lots of walking paths; we can go for a long way without seeing another walker, but when I would meet someone, I’d have to fumble with the ear loops to put the mask in place, and I found that awkward and a bit of a pain. So when I saw the ad for the Dare Heart masks, it totally made sense to me. I ordered two, and I love them. Why?
One, it doesn’t fog up my glasses. My exhale goes down, not up.
Two, it serves as a scarf until I need a mask; then it’s super easy and quick to pull it up to cover my nose and mouth and just as easy to slip back down when I’m once again alone on the path.
Three, even though the main structure is made of a very comfortable knit fabric, the woven lining is very effective at screening moisture and droplets.
Four, it’s custom made to fit me specifically.
I love these masks. I give them an A+++!
Can't say enough great things about my masks and t-shirts! Love the colors and patterns and the fit is spot on. It is so wonderful to find a local and woman run company making such high quality and attractive products. It makes having to wear a mask so much more enjoyable!
I wear glasses full time, and was very tired of having steamed lenses because of COVID masks.
The Dare Heart Soshell does not steam glasses, does not get sucked into your mouth when speaking, does not hurt ears. It looks nice around the neck as a scarf when not being used as a mask.
My team went on the road for a 3-week photo shoot, and we all ordered a stack of the Soshells. It was hot out there, but these were comfortable and protected us the entire trip. We are so thankful.
Love this mask solution that completes a fall hiking outfit. Wore mine for the first time on a brisk walk today. OMG how nice was it to just pull it up over my face when I came across other hikers!
This is the most convenient and comfortable solution yet. I put it on in the morning and just have it around my neck all day. I'd suggest ordering a little tighter than the measurement, mine have stretched out a bit. I am ordering more today!