An item that we seldom knew we would need yet suddenly, and urgently, do.

Now that we are past the phase of novel discomfort and have had time to live and breath with these new bedfellows, preferences are emerging, as well as practical concerns.

We need something that can be washed, will last for multiple wears, is as comfortable (as is possible) to wear, is made from materials we feel good in, and (dare to dream) speaks to our aesthetic sensibilities. Can we also have something ethically made? 

Here is our humble offering that I dearly hope will speak to all of those points and provide you with something that is a source of comfort as much as it is a functional and essential accessory.

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COMPOSITION: This cloth face covering’s body and ties are made from washable, 100% Raw Silk. The benefit of selecting Silk is its naturally antimicrobial properties. The mask body is lined with 100% Organic Cotton, multi-ply bubble gauze. We intentionally avoided the use of elastic to offer a latex-free option for those with allergies. Made in-house in Austin, TX. after polling our team on their preference as well as evaluating the density of the fabrics we have selected, we decided to make our masks without a slot for filters.

WEAR: Slip the looped side of the strap all the way over you head, cinch the body to match the unique contours of your face, and tie the straps at the back of your head. A favorite feature is that it can rest around your neck when removal is necessary by simply untying.

CARE: Either machine wash on warm and delicate in a delicates bag or a retired pillow case or soak in a clean stainless steel pot on the stove top after first diluting your preferred laundry soap or grease fighting dish soap, simmering for approximately 20 minutes. Air dry.

DELIVERY: Available on a preorder basis, with an approximate three week duration from order placement to delivery. Arrives packed in a heat sealed, recyclable paper pouch within the shipping envelope.

DONATE: With every purchase, we will be donating 20 meals to Feeding America in an effort to help our nation's food banks remain stocked during this critical time. 

PLEASE BE AWARE: This is a pre-order item and requires three weeks to fulfill. Please note, this is intended for civilian use only. The purpose of this cloth face covering is to capture an individual's respiratory droplets to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from asymptomatic carriers and to signal to those around you that you are abiding by social distancing.

Ethically Made in the USA by an all woman team using biodegradable fabrics and non-toxic, plant based dyes. 

Body and Straps: 100% Naturally Dyed Silk

Interior Lining: 100% Organic Cotton

Abbey wears a Plant Dyed Raw Silk and Organic Cotton Face Mask.

May 29, 2020 — Miranda Bennett

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