MBS x Naomi Clark, Cloth Face Covering, Silk Noil
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 breathe 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.
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. The fabric has been hand-painted with plant pigments by our artist crush Naomi Clark. Please note that each mask is one of a kind and therefore contains differences in pattern and shade.
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.
Body and Straps: 100% Naturally Dyed Silk
Interior Lining: 100% Organic Cotton
This item is final sale and each mask is unique. Please note, these are not medical grade masks.
I can't recommend these masks highly enough! I love that you can wear them loose around your neck so that you have a mask on you whenever you need it. My parents, both of whom have trouble breathing in other masks they have tried, love these and say they are the most comfortable and easiest to breathe in. We got one for a family friend who had recently had a heart surgery, and he loves it because he can breathe more easily while still having all the protection of a double-layer mask with silk. I can wear mine at work for hours on end and it doesn't itch or irritate my skin or impede my breathing. Two notes about how it may not be perfect for everyone: (1) my brother has a larger than average face and a beard and he found it wasn't quite big enough for him; and (2) my parent with mobility issues following a surgery found it difficult to tie and untie the mask behind his head. (Very happy MB added an ear loop mask too for this reason!) I love that these are all natural and have the added protection of silk! They are very easy to hand wash and take care of. A fantastic product!
Love the easy design and beautiful natural fibers of this face covering. Silk Noil was new to me, love the nubby texture and plant dyed colors. The inside was a super soft cotton gauze. The prettiest mask I own
This mask is perfect! I got one for myself and one for my mom, who has difficulty breathing in all other masks that she has tried. She was so impressed with how comfortable this mask is and how easy it is for her to breathe while wearing it. We both love how it can be worn around the neck when not needed, as well. I love the excellent quality and incredible and thoughtful design inherent in all Miranda Bennett's products and this mask certainly maintains that high standard! It is so wonderful to find a mask with all-natural materials, naturally dyed, and made with Miranda Bennett's commitment to zero waste and ethical production. I cannot recommend this mask highly enough, and I hope the silk noil masks will be restocked so we can pick up some more!
The combination of raw silk and cotton gauze is a real winner
I recently received my Yucatán Silk Noil Lined in Organic Cotton Face Mask in the mail. I have worn it a few times and am in love! While the style took me a minute to get used to, I like how easy it is to adjust and would recommend for others. Furthermore, as a college professor who is currently scheduled to teach Face-to-Face in the fall, this mask will not only keep me safe during the COVID-19 pandemic but also keep me looking sharp and professional. Finally, I am a former Austinite and feel good about supporting a local, and more importantly, a women owned and operated business. Great work!