Theses silk masks have interior openings at elastic adjustable ties; designed so you can insert additional filter. I’ve put an enclosed wire at the nose bridge for contouring.
The paisley patterns in coral and lime green both have small glass beads sewn in as detail. The color variations on the paisley are cut from a broader pattern some are more saturated color. We may be able to accommodate your request for pinker or more rust times or lime or more olive tones.
Linings come with 2 options. A soft hemp lightweight twill recommended for protection. The other is modal jersey or nude nylon whatever we have available at the time of purchase , both are very breathable like weight fabrics (since the outer open weave knit fabric has no protection, I advise inserting filter to provide extra protection if choosing the lighter lining)
These items are all produced in Northern California (Marin)
The hemp canvas version (not shown) has been donated and shipped to hospitals in California, Boston, and New York and essential workers in California. The feedback has been that they are the most comfortable and effective of all donated masks. Masks donated to hospitals include a filter. This is not available to the general public due to limited supplies.
The fabrics vary in thickness. Some are silk, brocade, cotton, denim twill, hemp. All can be hand washed. Cotton and denim can be machine washed and dried. Other fancy decorative fabrics should be gently soaked in warm water with mild soap, patted with towel and laid flat to dry. Fabrics have been steamed with an iron. A suggestion for a quick daily preventative measure would be to leave in sun for 10 min. As with all masks the medical advice is to wash your hands before putting them on and off, and to wash them after use.
6”width nose bridge to chin
I have seen through research findings, that layering different fabric contents creates a matrix or labyrinth which can trap virus, which is why I created the lining and outer layer in separate fabrics. I make no claims that these masks provide protection. They are made to accommodate people who wish to comply with local guidelines, by wearing fabric masks as an additional method to reduce risk of transmission in conjunction with hand washing and social distancing.
2-7 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.