Upcycled cotton protective face masks - mixed prints
Upcycled cotton protective face masks - mixed prints
Upcycled cotton protective face masks - mixed prints
Upcycled cotton protective face masks - mixed prints
Upcycled cotton protective face masks - mixed prints
Upcycled cotton protective face masks - mixed prints
Upcycled cotton protective face masks - mixed prints
Upcycled cotton protective face masks - mixed prints
Upcycled cotton protective face masks - mixed prints
Hidden Opulence

Upcycled cotton protective face masks - mixed prints

Regular price $14.00 Save $-14.00

We're so excited to now offer upcycled cotton protective face masks to provide additional health protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wearing a mask is a sign of respect and care for those around you (it protects others in the case you're asymptomatic), and is now required in many public spaces. We recommend following all guidelines from the CDC on how to protect yourself and others, including wearing a mask over your mouth and nose when around others, washing hands (and sanitizing) often, disinfecting surfaces, and avoiding close contact with others.

These face masks are made locally with donated upcycled materials in Portland, Oregon by Hidden Opulence, a Queer, Black Latinx owned design house dedicated to sustainable practices. 

The design is a remix of a familiar, classic style of face mask - made with three pleats, and low tension elastic ear loops, and a wire along the nose bridge. The ear loops adjust to fit comfortably, and don't tug on your ears since they're made of low tension elastic. There are 3 layers of thin, 100% cotton fabric (fleece in the middle layer) for excellent filtration and breathability. The mask features wire to fit more snug along the nose bridge, making them more effective and less likely to fog up glasses! 

Prints

The masks can be worn reversible, with a different pattern fabric on each side to mix up your look or pick your favorite side. This batch of face masks are mostly a navy gingham print on once side, with a subtle floral print on the other as pictured, but prints vary slightly since each mask is made with upcycled, donated materials! We do not accommodate fabric requests, but you will most likely get something similar to what is pictured! We'll do our best to add new photos when the next batch of prints come in.

Use and care

These masks are professionally cleaned and come in a sealed envelope, so you can wear yours right away.

According to the CDC, "You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick. The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected. Everyone*, should wear a cloth face cover in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain."

Wear the mask over your nose and mouth when you're out in public or around people you don't live with. Form the wire at the top to be snug against the bridge of your nose to improve effectiveness and prevent glasses from fogging, and adjust the ear loops so the mask fits snug (but not too tight) around your face. 

The CDC recommends that you "continue to keep 6 ft distance between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing."

Wash after use (by hand or machine). Safe to machine dry, or lay flat to dry (best option to keep shape without ironing). Reversible wear. Iron with steam & low heat to reshape. 

*Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

Size

Designed for adults. 5.5" long, 2.5" tall flat, 5.5" with fully extended pleats. Adjustable earloops with 6" of elastic on each side. Metal wire: 3.5"

Materials

3 layers of thin, 100% cotton fabric (fleece in the middle layer).

Metal wire (for adjustable nose bridge).

Low tension elastic earloops.

Rubber strap adjusters. 

Packaging

Paper envelope with clear window, sealed with a sticker. Paper slip with care instructions is included in the envelope. In Seattle, paper envelopes with windows can be put into single-stream recycling as-is. Your local recycler may have different recommendations.

The masks come packaged this way to ensure they remain sterile before use - they're professionally cleaned before they are packaged.

Origin

These face masks are made locally with donated upcycled materials in Portland, Oregon by Hidden Opulence, a Queer, Black Latinx owned design house dedicated to sustainable practices.

In addition to making these protective face masks, Hidden Opulence offers clothing repairs and alterations at their Portland studio (you can even do mail in orders for alterations or repairs!)

End of life

Cut out the metal wire to recycle. The cotton fabric and straps can be donated to a fabric recycler such as Threadcycle, or the fabric can be composted and the elastic straps discarded in the trash.

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