One side of this mask is made from my upcycled cotton blend fabric that I have eco-printed with giant geranium leaves. The other side is made from soft silk that I've under-dyed with cochineal and then eco-printed with eucalyptus and kanuka leaves. 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 rem