Boro Mask (karakusa)
Boro are a class of Japanese vintage textiles that have been mended or patched together. During the Edo period, Boro came to predominately signify clothing worn by the peasant farming classes, who mended their garments with spare fabric scraps out of economic necessity. In many cases, a boro garment would be handed down within the family over generations, eventually resembling a patchwork after decades of mending. We are using relatively best condition textiles often taken from a larger piece but some of these fabrics are over 100 years old. Many of them are Japanese indigo (aizome) or vegetable dyed.
Boro masks have three patterns: Katazome print (stencil print), Kasuri (yukinko, ikat) and yarn dye patterns.
Soft non-medical fashion mask
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DOING OUR PART: We are donating proceeds from all mask sales to the non-profit, Fashion Girls For Humanity, for their Gowns for Good Made in America initiative. They are currently raising funds to produce PPE gowns through small garment and fashion industry factories in the US. The gowns produced are then in turn being donated to Frontline workers in need of PPE.
Made in sunny California, by a women-owned, ethical, certified essential business factory.
This is not an FDA approved product. This product makes no claims of antimicrobial protection, antiviral protection, particulate filtration, or infection prevention or reduction. This product is not intended for use in a medical setting. We recommend using these in conjunction with a surgical mask or a generic filter insert for increased protection. The CDC currently recommends the use of face coverings to help stop the community spread of Covid-19 in addition to the practices of social distancing, washing your hands and refraining from touching your face.
Fabric + Care
Cotton or hemp / Fabric Made in Japan.
2 layers of fabric with filter pocket: outer layer and lining layer. Optional: see our Filter.
Washable and reusable. Machine wash cold / Do not tumble dry. Many of the vintage fabrics use indigo and vegetable dye - please wash separately from whites.
Fit + Size
Dimensions: 8” width x 5.5” height
Secure mask in place with elastic loops
(Ear loop) Adjustable, soft knit ear loops for all-day comfort with silicone toggles
Nose wire optional
Detachable, adjustable elastic headband to hold two earloops for convenience and ease.
Measure your face height from the bridge of the nose to the bottom of the chin. Measurements are in inches.
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