This is a face mask with adjustable straps, handmade from vintage scrap materials, and silk scarves. The ribbon side straps can be tied around the head in the back to create a bow design, left to gracefully dangle, or arranged however the wearer chooses.
The mask is lined with an organic cotton sateen, and includes a flap for an optional filter(silk masks are lined in same silk facing, denoted in material options). Designed to sit away from your lips so it reduces the moisture entering the fabric, in turn improving the efficacy of the mask. The adjustable straps allow for comfort through long hours of use, reducing pinching behind the ears. These masks fit an adult size head.
Silk Masks Face- Vintage Silk scarves. Lining- vintage silk scarves. Interfacing between silk layers- cotton poly blend. Elastic straps and silicone adjusters from Steinlauf and Stoller in NYC Garment District.
CARE: Option 1- hand wash with gentle soap + air dry once a week.
Option 2- Use a mild detergent and cool water. Take your chances!!
Option 3- Throw your hair to the wind, toss it in with everything in your machine, dry it hot and fast. Be emotionally prepared to mend, and don't say I didn't warn you!
May need ironing if using a machine wash, fold mask in half and iron with a gentle setting and lots of steam.
Prints may be slightly offset to reduce fabric waste in production. If you have a unique color/style/personalization that you want, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the FAQ for all the juicy sustainability details.
TLDR: How are these pieces sustainable? Isaboko aims to minimize waste at every level. By using only post consumer textiles, Isaboko pieces have very low environmental impact. This is a one of a kind piece intended to be worn, washed, and mended many times making them designed for longevity. They are ethically made in the USA by just one person, the same person who owns this store : )
SHIPPING: Shipped with USPS First Class. Isaboko's shipping emissions are offset through Shopify's carbon offsetting program with Pachama. Isaboko uses 100% recyclable shipping containers with the intention of them staying in the recycling loop! Do it! If you are located in the NYC or Central Michigan area please email me for local pick up options.