Why does delivery for masks take so long and is so expensive?

Every purchase from an independent artist on the Redbubble marketplace is printed on-demand by a 3rd-party fulfiller and then shipped directly to you. Due to the high demand for masks, printing may take longer than usual, and we are doing our best to provide the most realistic estimated delivery times. 

Currently, Flat & Fitted masks are printed and shipped from 3rd-party fulfillers in the US, AUS, UK, and Europe, while Kids masks are only printed and shipped from fulfillers in the US. This is why orders for Kids masks outside the US, and orders for Flat & Fitted masks outside the US, AUS, UK, and Europe have higher shipping costs and longer delivery times.