Girasol Gingham Mask | Otilia's Fabric series
This is a Mercado Stand Community Item with 75% of each sale being directly donated to De Sol a Sol Colectiva, a "mutual aid collective that through community support provides cash grants to undocumented farmworkers of indigenous and non-indigenous backgrounds" in Watsonville, California.
Find more information, community updates, and notable events at their Instagram here
This handmade mask is from our Otilia's Fabric series, after my maternal grandmother's tendency to show her love, humor, and patience through handmade clothes and gifts. Each fabric in this series has a story of what she made for the family with it as well as the scraps she always gave with the gift for "just in case."
This fabric was chosen by Nana Otilia because of one (1) time Tío Hector said he liked sunflowers. She used it to make a few different gifts for the grandchildren, including my sister for a two-piece beach outfit after my parents had moved away to San Diego.
Made with blue gingham and sunflowers fabric, it is matched with a bright yellow cotton-poly fabric blend to create a durable and breathable mask. Each item is made from 2 layers and with space to insert a filter (not included) to aid in air filtration and comfort. These masks are paired with stretchy white nylon elastic, fitted with a small silicon buckle for size adjustment.
All of our products are one-of-kind and assembled by us, meaning there will be slight product variation in terms of fabric orientation, thread color, and cut.
** Please note, these masks are not medical grade. If used without further precautions, they are not alone preventing the transmission of disease. We make no claims or warranties that these masks in any way prevent infection or the transmission of virus.**
- Front: White and Blue Gingham with sunflower pattern
- Lining: Cotton-Polyester Blend (Bright Yellow)
- Ties: White Nylon Elastic with Rubber Buckle for Adjustment
Care Instructions: We wash all of our fabric before sewing them into masks. Masks can be machine-washed with regular ol' laundry, but you may use the Gentle Cycle, garment bags, or air-drying to preserve the elastic cords. The fabric will get softer with each wash so be aware of any color bleeds in the first few washes.
Due to sanitary reasons, all masks are final sale and cannot be returned.