Serape Scraps 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.
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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."
As my first pen pal, my grandmother would send me a lot of fun things in the mail from handmade clothes for my dolls to dried flowers from her walks. This fabric was sent to me along with the scraps in the form of tiny fringed serapes for my white af Barbies. I had written to her in my melodramatic 3rd grade energy about how none of my dolls looked like me and I suppose this was her solution.
Made with cotton fabric with printed rainbow stripes, it is matched with a bright yellow cotton-polyester blend. 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 warrants that these masks in any way prevent infection or the transmission of virus.**
- Front: Printed Colorful Stripe 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.