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CND face mask with elastic

£12.50
  • 3 pleated layers of 200gsm cotton (21.5cm x 13.5cm)
  • Hydrophobic and antibacterial middle layer
  • Adjustable elastic loops with toggles, metal nosepiece for close fit
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • £1 donated to food banks for each sold
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Delivery with Royal Mail, free on orders over £35
  • 100-day money back guarantee if you change your mind

This face mask features the iconic CND or peace symbol we have all come to recognise instantly!

The symbol has a clear history. It 
was designed by Gerald Holtom for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in 1958. The vertical line in the centre represents the flag semaphore signal for the letter D, and the downward lines on either side represent the semaphore signal for the letter N. “N” and “D”, for nuclear disarmament, enclosed in a circle. Holtom also described the symbol as representing despair, with the central lines forming a human with its hands questioning at its sides against the backdrop of a white Earth. It is said that Holtom originally considered using a Christian cross but disliked its association with the Crusades and ultimately chose something he considered to be more universal.

The seeds of the UK's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) were sown in 1957 in the wake of widespread fear of nuclear conflict and the effects of nuclear tests. A group of concerned individuals came together and chose Canon John Collins as their chairman, the philosopher Bertrand Russell as their president and political activist Peggy Duff as their organising secretary. The Campaign was launched at a public meeting at Central Hall, Westminster, on 17 February 1958, chaired by Collins and addressed by Michael Foot, Stephen King-Hall, J.B.Priestley, Bertrand Russell and A.J.P.Taylor. It was attended by 5,000 people. At Easter 1958 the first Aldermaston March attracted a great deal of attention and the CND symbol appeared everywhere.

Today CND campaigns non-violently to achieve British nuclear disarmament - to get rid of the Trident nuclear weapons system and stop its replacement. Recognising that Britain's nuclear weapons are only a small part of the problem it also campaigns for a global nuclear weapons ban.

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For every mask sold we will donate £1 to food banks providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty in the UK.

This colourful fabric face mask is made with 3 pleated layers of 200 gsm cotton and measures approx 21.5cm x 13.5cm. The middle layer is made of a close woven blue fabric with hydrophobic and antibacterial finish. Digital printing on high quality, natural fabric using reactive inks, means it will not only have excellent wash fastness and colour vibrancy but also the inks conform to relevant standards meaning there are no harmful chemicals being breathed in. The mask is attached with 2 elastic loops measuring 25 x 0.8cm which fit round the ears and which may be adjusted using the 2 toggles, allowing for flexibility and comfort. Also comes with a flexible metal nose piece for a close fit, which should be removed before washing. Spare nose piece included. Machine or hand wash at 40-60º after each use using detergent to kill any virus. Short spin. Dry naturally, preferably in direct sunlight. As this is a personal hygiene product, we cannot accept returns.