Upcycled Cotton Face Masks, Fair Trade, Assorted
Cotton face masks with two elastic straps to secure around the head. Two layers of 100% cotton, with a pocket for inserting a filter, and a pocket for a nose strip (filter or strip not included).
One size fits most. They are not a substitute for N95 or surgical grade masks and are not FDA compliant.
Each mask is made with upcycled scrap fabric Mercado Global’s production line, minimizing waste. For this reason, every mask is unique, and no specific color or pattern can be guaranteed to be repeated. Please note masks are not returnable.
Mercado Global is a fair trade accessory brand and non-profit that empowers rural Guatemalan women to become entrepreneurs. In response to the pandemic, Mercado Global shifted production to large scale production of protective masks. For each mask sold, one is donated to a health care worker in need of PPE in the US.
Mercado Global is able to continue producing during a lockdown in Guatemala due to it’s innovative home-based, high volume production model, which insures that their artisans can home isolate while still bringing in much-needed income. Rather than have artisans travel to their office weekly to pick up materials and drop off finished goods, Mercado Global is traveling to them each week and are also delivering food and other essentials.
If you would like a specific mask, order by choosing the photo # - each mask is listed sequentially in order of appearance and you will be getting that exact mask pictured.
If you are happy to receive any mask, you can choose between solid and patterned, and make a request for specific colors when you check out in the notes section, and we will try to send you one that is closest to your request. (ed. - There are many, many different colors, patterns, and fabric configurations that I realized I simply could not take photos of all of them — sorry!)