Statement Face Covering 1st Edition
~This is my first batch of handmade statement face coverings~
Firstly, I would like to mention these are considered and fall in the category of "face covering" and are not a medical-grade face mask or PPE that should be used for healthcare workers. This is to be used in the context of helping to prevent the spread of the virus as advised by medical professionals around the world. In spaces where social distancing is not possible. If you would like more information and how to put on, take off and wear a face covering properly, here is a link to the World Health Organization WHO with more information.
We all have different face shapes, so after some research and prototype testing, I found that by adding adjustable elastic ear straps and a pressable nose bridge boning, it was the best and universal way to design these. So that people can adjust them to their own personal comfort. I have spent time testing samples on myself shopping in retail settings and a hair salon space and I felt comfortable in them. These, however, are not to be worn for long extensive time whilst doing vigorous work or for any type of exercise. They are what I call "statement face covering" when you are around town shopping in retail settings where social distancing is not always possible and are not meant to be worn for long periods of time.
Each face covering has 3 layers, with the middle layer a light cotton fabric for filtration. I have used different cotton and silk fabric combinations I had from offcuts and end of the line fabrics for these face coverings. Each piece will have different variations from the product photos shown. As I am using discontinued fabric, I used as much of the fabric I had left with as minimal waste as possible, so each face covering will be uniquely different but still very beautiful, fun and statement.
STYLE A - Abstract Paint Design
Colorful Statement. A thicker cotton fabric with 3 layers for filteration. Good for when the season changes to more of a colder cilmate. Has adjustable elastic ear straps. In-built nose bridge boning you can press for more comfort and a mathing scrunchie too!
STYLE B - Abstract Light Design
A lighter face covering. For warmer weather. A lovely thin double outer layer of silky fabric and a thin cotton layer in between. The silky outer layer is slightly resistant to the mist of liquids. Comes with adjustable elastic ears straps. An in-built nose bridge boning you can press for added comfort. And a matching scrunchie too!
STYLE C - Liberty Summer Flower Show
A Liberty fabric one. I had some offcuts and leftover fabric. This is 100% cotton and also has 3 layers, with a thin cotton layer in-between. Has adjustable elastic ear straps and an in-built nose bridge boning to press for added comfort.