Botanically-Dyed Cloth Masks with Ear Loops
Botanically-dyed and handmade with natural textiles
Double-layered fabric masks to protect you and others
Designed with elastics that loop around the ears, and wire across the nose to help improve fit
Non-medical masks, these are meant to be worn in the community
Prefer headbands? Check out our listings for those botanically-dyed masks here!
We designed our cloth masks to have double-layered fabric and used tightly-woven, natural textiles including cotton, tencel, and heavyweight linen. All of our masks are made from organic, tightly-woven cotton for the layer touching the face, and we’ve used a variety of our botanically-dyed textiles for the outer layer.
Please select your preferred material for the outside layer of the mask (cotton, linen or tencel). Note that the results of shibori, bundle dyeing, and tie-dye methods are unique so each mask will look slightly different, though the photos do represent the colours and general style well.
We are continuously working to reduce our waste, both during our dye process and in production. For our masks, we repurposed off-cuts from production. We absolutely embrace any opportunity to be more sustainable and conscious of our impact.
These cloth masks should be washed by hand using a natural detergent and air-dried. Our masks are made using natural botanical dyes, which means that no harmful chemicals are used in their production. We believe this is especially important since they are worn on the face! Botanical dyes can shift and change over time, as is the nature of natural things.
Masks made with 2 layers were shown to be about 98% effective in blocking droplets according to this and this study comparing layers and various types of textiles for use as cloth masks in blocking droplets of similar size to those of COVID-19. Cloth masks are advised - and are required to be worn while in public indoor spaces in some municipalities - as a measure to help reduce community-transmission of COVID-19.
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the research available on cloth face masks, as well as the requirements for your municipality. We referenced the available research in developing our masks, but please note we are not making any medical claims. Due to the nature and use of masks, we cannot accept returns or exchanges.
We are trying to keep these locally-handmade masks as low-cost as possible, and therefore no discount codes will apply.