Rainbow Stripes fair trade face covering - medium
Bright & cheery multi-coloured face mask with two layers of cotton.
Size: Medium 21x15.5cm
Size: Medium 21x15.5cm
Rainbow Stripe Reusable face covering. This face covering is handmade in Sri Lanka under fair trade conditions. It has 2 layers, with an opening where you can insert a paper filter or a tissue for extra protection. There is a thin wire across the top on the inner layer which can be bent to form a close fit over the nose. White elastic loops to go around the ears and keep it in place. Colours of the inner fabric vary.
This is a non-medical grade face mask. Please follow government guidelines about using face coverings safely.
2 layers of 100% handwoven cotton fabric
The outer layer is lined with a thin layer of polyester blended fusing
WFTO Guaranteed Fair Trade product
Handmade in Sri Lanka
We buy these face masks from Shared Earth, which is a supplier of Fair Trade, eco-friendly, recycled/re-made and ethical products. The production process of these face coverings follows guaranteed Fair Trade standards and the factory has been cleared by the local authorities for compliance under Covid-19 preventative measures.
This initiative provides work for some of the thousands of artisans in Asia who have lost their jobs because of the lockdowns in their countries. It is a small step made by the global Fair Trade community in the fight against Covid-19.
The Peoples Mask is based on the HK Mask design, a joint venture between Dr K Kwong and local filtration and engineering companies in Hong Kong. It allows a disposable filter or tissue to fit inside a pocket of a re-usable face covering; recent laboratory tests have shown this increases the efficiency of the face covering to between 83% and 91%, depending on the thickness of the tissue inserted.
Although we don't normally use plastic at all, these face masks come to us in a sealed plastic bag with an information leaflet.
They have been packaged under strict hygiene and safety standards and they come in the sealed plastic bag to ensure that they stay in this hygienic condition until they reach you.
If you would prefer us to send it to you without the bag, please let us know in the notes box at checkout.
Your order will be sent to you in re-used cardboard packaging. We use paper tape to fasten the parcel but there may be some plastic sticky tape on the box from its previous life.