One side of this mask is made from my upcycled cotton blend fabric that I have eco-printed with oak leaves and dipped into an experimental dark tannin bath. The other side is made from soft gold dupioni silk from my pre-natural-dye days. The hidden inner layer of this mask is made from fine dupioni silk.
All my masks are reversible so you decide which side goes against your skin and which you show to the world.
Care instructions will be sent to you with your mask.
Each mask is one of a kind, made from limited edition fabrics that I've eco printed and/or naturally dyed and some contain fabrics from my pre-natural-colour stash. All have 3 layers and are made from silk and cotton blend fabrics.
Please note that these masks are not surgical grade.
I have done my best to show the colours of each piece accurately. However, due to your monitor/screen settings and my (limited) photographic ability colours may vary slightly in person.
Size Medium is perfect for teens and adults with smaller faces (I wear this size)
Size Large is for those who need a little extra room or prefer more coverage from their mask (Mario (aka Mr Konstantin Studio) wears this size)
Eco-printing is a method of transferring the natural shape, patterns and pigments of leaves onto fabrics using natural mordants and assists. It relies on the alchemy of nature rather than chemical inks. I gather the leaves from my own garden and local area before thoughtfully and carefully placing them onto fabric to create unique prints. Each piece of fabric I create is as unique as the plants I gather the leaves from - no two pieces are exactly the same.
Luxuriously smooth and naturally hypoallergenic, silk is gentle to wear. A natural insulator, silk helps to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.
Silk requires less processing to print and dye than plant-based fibres so uses less water and generates less waste than other fibres. It is also pesticide free and completely biodegradable.
Upcycled Cotton Blends
In an effort to reduce waste and find alternative sources of fabrics I followed New Zealand's luxury hotel supply chain to a local supplier of their linens. Once these fabrics have even the smallest of marks or imperfections they are removed from circulation and are deemed waste. I then purchase these items from my New Zealand supplier and carefully cut, print and dye them, making them into garments to extend their life-span. These items are all cotton-rich and have a minimum of 50% cotton content.
Each piece I make is designed, naturally dyed (and/or printed) and made from ethically sourced fabrics, in Wairarapa, NZ. I use fabric off-cuts to make smaller items or for packaging, where possible.
Each piece I make is carefully wrapped and sent in a biodegradable post bag.
Large Face Mask - Earthy Hues
I hope you enjoy every piece you purchase from me!
For hygiene reasons I am unable to exchange this mask, so please select carefully.
All purchases are covered by the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act. This guarantees that all goods purchased for personal use may be returned under particular conditions. I am happy to replace, repair or offer you a refund of the purchase price of any item that is faulty.