Gerber Daisy Kabuto Face Mask

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While living in Japan as a child it was not uncommon to see someone wearing a face mask.  Many of these were worn if the user had a cold, the smog was bad, or to help keep allergies at bay.  These were not the same as surgical masks that are used in hospitals. While not medical grade, they could keep out larger particles like pollen.  Over the years it has turned into a statement accessory.

Inspired by this cultural perspective of the face mask in Japan, and in light of recent events, we wanted to make these for sale and give the proceeds to the Food Lifeline charity. We are producing these from vintage silk kimono textiles.  Where we have leftover production fabric we are using the small pieces in hand so nothing is wasted.  

Our mask has an elastic back band that slides up and down on the side straps. Put the top strap over the top of your ears, and adjust the back band up or down into position for the most comfortable fit.  The front has a curved shaped seam. 

Shell Fabric - 100% Silk. Jacquard fabric with daisy pattern woven in has and end on end weave using gold and orange yarns.This gives it some depth and the color changes slightly to more gold or orange depending on how the light hits the fabric.  Fabric from Kyoto Prefecture in Japan.

Lining - 100% Silk Luxurious Soft Charmeuse in Silver color.

Care - Machine Wash Cold on Delicate Cycle in lingerie bag. Hang to air dry. Iron if needed on Silk Setting. Wash with like colors.

Size - One size - Womens

Designed and sewn - in USA

My over and over masks

Written by Tina Carpenter on Jul 6th 2020

I love them all! After wearing one myself, I have bought them as gifts, given them as thank you gifts, and ordered two more for myself. I wear my masks while I work out, and they breath so much better than cotton, and look great!

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