Frequently Asked Questions


Can your designer face masks be used as PPE?

Ruth Nathan’s face masks are not a substitute for medical grade PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and you should consult a health care professional if you believe medical grade PPE is needed. Face masks of any kind should not replace, but instead should supplement, other CDC recommended measures to stop the community spread of COVID-19, including social distancing, frequent and thorough hand washing, and refraining from touching your face. 

Are these designer masks reversible?

Yes, the masks are reversible. Please note that you will be able to see a bit of the front of the mask when you turn it around.

Will the face mask fit my head?

Most likely, YES! The ties that secure the masks are made from stretch cotton fabric. To quote our fit model “I have to get specially designed hats to fit over my head and these masks fit my noggin just fine!”

How do I wear the mask?

The face masks should be gathered at the edges of your face to create a snug fit. Use the stretch ties to tie knots around the back of your head to secure the mask on your face.


I don’t know how to tie a bow tie. Is there a video?

There sure is! Please click here to watch our how to tie a bow tie tutorial.

How can I clean my bow tie?

Ruth Nathan’s bow ties should be spot cleaned to retain their shape.

Can I wear a bow tie to a wedding if I’m not in the actual wedding party?

Of course you can! Just don’t be alarmed if you are the best dressed besides the ones getting married.


Where do I wear a pocket square?

You can wear your pocket square in your blazer or as a floppy bow tie (securing it with a brooch at your top buttonhole). Wear it to the store, on a date, or a nice casual afternoon stroll.


Can I wear my flower pin in the rain?

There are over 25 carefully calculated steps to creating Ruth Nathan’s handcrafted flower pins. Please take 1 step, back inside out of the rain, and place your flower in it’s handy, dandy travel tin. She will thank you later.


Where are your fabrics made?

Specially designed Ruth Nathan’s fabrics are made in the USA by a company that specializes in eco-friendly printing. Conventional fabrics need 100 two-liter bottles of water to produce 5 yards of fabric. We need less than a thimble full of water to print ours. Awesome, right?!?

Where are your products made?

All Ruth Nathan’s items are handmade in NYC by artisans Nicole trusts. (And one of them is herself 😉

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