Artist Megan Whitmarsh has joined forces with accessory designer, Kim White, for this timely artist collab project. Each mask is one of a kind! Kim designs, sews and selects the elements for each mask using colorful cording and playful reverse fabrics -- while Megan embellishes each mask with the hand embroidery she is known for using stitching inspired by the Japanese tradition of semimora, Pennsylvania hex signs and other forms of protective spells using imagery and symbols that ward off evil and signify well-being. Each mask has the artist's initials (KW and MW) subtly embroidered on the upper, outer edges.
Megan hand dyed the organic linen fabric used for the front and Kim uses all cotton for the contrasting inner layers. All fabrics are pre-washed & dried. Hand wash in cold water only, and lay dry. All elastic wears out eventually, and to prevent this do not use heat nor hot water If you need the elastic replaced, please know we will do that for you at no cost! We only ask you pay for shipping both ways.
For each mask sold $5 will be donated to Shirley Raines @beauty2thestreetz to support her work providing make-up, haircuts, showers, etc. for homeless women in Los Angeles. Find out more here: https://www.super.social/ss/
If we must wear them...we might as well look fantastic! Here the elastic goes around the ears. Masks are sewn with very high quality and are built to last. Seams are reinforced four times. The textiles are soft, and the design has deep pleats so they are soft and roomy, not suffocating!