A Set of 3 Large Masks Made from Vintage Japanese Yukata Fabric (#2)
In-stock and ship as pictured on the first image. A pack of 3 large face masks made from vintage Japanese yukata fabric, perfect for summer (light weight).
Protect yourself and the community with cloth masks. Or give to your friends and the community in need.
We are now shipping with USPS Priority Express 3-day only because regular service is extended to 8-21 days or longer due to reduced flights between cities. International $15 by regular airmail (14-21+ days depending on country) or $40 by DHL (strongly recommended).
All are made from Japanese vintage summer kimono fabric for yukata (a type of indigo dye summer kimono), kasuri or shibori.
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 filter made from vacuum cleaner bag material. 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.
All masks are now with ear loops not head around elastics. Optional to purchase elastics to hold your ear loops @$3.
Size 10" L x 6" H
Made in sunny California, by a women-owned, ethical, certified essential business factory.
Materials: 100% cotton Japanese vintage fabric, lined in khaki cotton jersey 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!
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 to nursing homes, disability homes, and social workers. Additionally, VPL has donated fabric and trims to make PPE gowns as well as PPE gowns made by us to frontline healthcare workers through Fashion Girls for Humanity founded by VPL CEO Kikka Hanazawa.
- 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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