Each double-layered face mask is patterned in swirling marbled fabric and topped with elastic, adjustable ear loops made to stay put! Made with a filter pocket, cotton fabric on the inside layer, and textured rayon fabric on the outer layer. The headband is handmade from cotton, with elastic and topped with buttons on each end for looping a mask's ear loops through -- keeping your ears comfortable and reducing any irritation from wearing a mask for an extended time.
- Headband: Cotton, elastic, & wood/shell buttons
Mask: Cotton & elastic
- One size fits most
- Elastic ear loops
- Double layer
- Moldable nose wire
- Filter pocket; filters not included
- Machine wash, line dry
- Headband: 10.5" L x 2.75" W (26.6 x 7 cm)
Face Mask: 9" L x 5" H at center (22.8 x 12.7 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly-traded from India
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Per updated CDC recommendations, doubling face masks, using both disposable and reusable together, can help reduce virus transmission. Face coverings like this one are intended for personal use in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies.)
Sarc is an artisan group in Jaipur, India that has been established for more than 23 years. The group employs people in multiple villages and helps them build sustainable incomes for their families and their futures. By working within the community, this group helps each artisan with their personal goals, like sending their children to good schools.
This artisan group also helps preserve the practices and traditional skills found throughout the participating villages and gives those skills new life in each textile created. Each article of clothing this group creates is a unique work of art produced by the skilled handiwork of multiple artisans.
It really does take a village to contribute to each item’s beauty. Every step in the process—from making the fabric, stitching it together, adding embroidery, dyeing the fabric and applying any number of unique prints and designs—highlights the skills and beautiful traditions found throughout the 25+ villages involved.
I bought 2 of each pattern. One set for me and the other for a gift. I thought the adjustable nose metal strip seemed below the seam when I got them. I hand wash all our masks before wearing them and when I washed mine, the nose strip was just stuck in and came out when I was rinsing the masks! I've made many masks and have these aluminum strips. They have a sticky side that you peel off the paper, place it in the mask, and stitch the ends after placing in the seam to prevent them from moving around. If I need a nose piece, I'll put a piece of jewelry wire in & secure the ends with stitches. Otherwise, the masks are beautiful and each one is different pattern due to the way the fabric is made!
Purchased one in each color. They arrived quickly, look very nice but upon putting it on, one of the ear straps broke. No problem, I sewed it back in place. But while wearing it, realized that they sewed the wire above the nose too low in the fabric, clearly in the wrong place! I ended sewing a wire paper clip on both masks! Not great, but solved the problem at least temporarily.
Nosepiece is too low and colors are not what are pictured. Very pastel looking.