A Pack of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10 or 20 Assorted Japanese Vintage Cotton Masks
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*In-stock* A pack of randomly assorted 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10 or 20 Japanese vintage and new fabric masks with silicone toggle cord lock to adjust the length. If you would like to order a particular color or pattern, please choose individually.
2 masks at $24 up to 20 masks at $240. Please select the quantity from the dropdown.
Every mask has a different pattern in dark colors, navy, indigo x white. Gender-neutral and masculine patterns for smaller packs. Pictures are examples of how we assort masks. Masks in other colors or floral may be included in the larger pack. One extra mask included for a pack of 20 masks.
Many are made in 100% cotton, Japanese vintage fabric for yukata (a type of indigo dye summer kimono) as well as contemporary sashiko fabric from Japan. See different patterns (click on images for example of packs). New patterns are added every week. Due to emergency nature, we are producing masks as many and fast as possible and will be pairing with available lining and elastics in navy and grey.
An interior pocket to insert your own filters to create an appropriate barrier necessary for COVID-19. A surgical mask has a nose clip which can be inserted as in one of the photos. Please note any cloth masks alone do not give enough protection. We recommend using a medical-grade surgical mask or a generic filter. Boston Globe reported a combination of cotton with silk, chiffon, or flannel can create a well-functioning filter because of the electrostatic filter created by the non-cotton layers.
Size 9" L x 5 1/2" H
Made in sunny California, by a women-owned, ethical, certified essential business factory.
Materials: 100% cotton fabric lined in available fabric with soft elastics also from Japan.
Washing: Washable and reusable. Machine wash cold / Do not tumble dry. Many vintage fabrics use indigo- and vegetable-dye, please wash separately from white.
Sorry, no returns or exchange due to the nature of this product. If you have a problem with orders, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
We are now shipping with USPS Priority Express 2/3-day only because regular service takes 2-3 weeks or longer due to reduced flights. International $15 by regular airmail (30 days+ depending on country, including Canada) or $40 by DHL for 3-4 days (recommended).
Yukata (indigo-dyed summer kimono) developed as a type of Kimono to be primarily worn after bathing. It is not formal wear but requires elegance and a sense of humor. This is because Edo people have an Iki (smart) character. Yukata became room wear/nightwear in the 19th century and has been used for summer festivals, including En-nichi (festival days), other festive occasions, and fireworks displays. Its thin cotton fabric breathes well, and is less likely to stick to sweaty skin. Yukata gives off a cool-looking impression as a common feature of Japanese summertime. Although the current mainstream is Yukata of print dyeing type, a craftsman uses dye containers of a sprinkling can type, called Yakan (kettles), to pour dyes onto the fabricin the original traditional dyeing process. This is a Japan- specific dyeing method called Chusen. When multiple Yakan filled with different colored dyes are used for simultaneous pouring, beautiful shadings can be created, but this technique calls for a high degree of skill. Its controlled colors, based on indigo and deep blue, represent “Iki Eand produce manual-dyed specific textures that emulate the fading brought about by many years of use.
More about this collection and general mask information
VPL is proud to be donating over 1,000 masks and gowns to hospitals, nursing homes, disability homes, and social workers through Fashion Girls for Humanity founded by VPL CEO Kikka Hanazawa. The pattern for masks and gowns she developed are available for free download, and they have been used to produce PPE in 168 countries. Our products have been developed based on conversation with front line workers.
- PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a medical-grade mask and is not intended as a replacement for medical-grade equipment or other recommended measures to stop the community spread of any viruses, including social distancing, washing your hands and refraining from touching your face.
- 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.
- Wash your hands before putting on your face mask and wash your hands after removing it.
- Avoid touching your face or the mask once it’s on.
- Masks should fit snugly across your face covering your nose and mouth and stretched over your chin.
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