Each double-layered face mask is patterned in vibrant fabric and topped with elastic ear loops made to stay put and a drawstring bag to carry it in! Skillfully hand-dyed by artisans in India for a colorful, comfortable mask for everyday use.
- 100% organic cotton & elastic
- One size fits most
- Elastic ear loops
- Double layer
- Filter pocket; filters not included
- Hand wash cold, line dry
- Adult - High: 9.6" x 5.5" (24.5 x 14 cm)
Adult - Low: 9" x 5.5" (23 x 14 cm)
Child - High: 5" x 3" (13 x 8 cm)
Child - Low: 5" x 3" (13 x 8 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.)
Pushpanjali is a fair trade organization based in Agra, India. Their mission is to improve the living conditions of local craft producers by empowering them through sustainable work, fair wages, profit sharing and also by providing credit. Founded in 1982, it started with 5 producers; over the years the number of producers has increased considerably.
Pushpanjali produces scarves, bags, accessories, holiday ornaments, nativities and photo frames. Promoting the cultural wealth and identity and recognizing local producers craft mastery is also at the heart of what Pushpanjali does, as a key enabler for producers’ empowerment. The Pushpanjali scarf production team is composed of 12 women all living in the same area of Agra, in Ajam Para. They started working with Pushpanjali 3 years ago, and got a chance to generate an income by themselves, which is extremely rare in that area for women. They are in charge of quality control for the scarves, of cutting the extra threads and knotting the scarves. When orders are there, they work every weekday while their children are at school, representing 6 to 7 months of full time work for them.
Pushpanjali supports educational and medical programs in rural villages, allowing girls to attend school who otherwise could not afford it. When being asked what Pushpanjali did for them, the increased financial autonomy comes at first. With the fair wage they receive for their work, the Ajam Para women are able to contribute to their family needs, especially with clothes. They have good working conditions, and if they have one request for improvement, it is to ask for business growth and increased orders, so they can increase further their contribution to their family livelihoods.
Unless you sew, maybe elastic would work, the mask has no form and is larger than most.
Beautiful material though.
The material is quite lovely and very soft, however, it is also extremely thin. It is advertised as having a filter pocket, which it does not have. The ear loops are thin and too long. It would not protect the wearer or others from anything. I will be returning it.
Unfortunately the mask is quite loose and does not have a filter pocket but it is reversible.