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Greenham Common face mask with elastic

£12.50

One of history’s longest and most famous feminist protests traces its origins back to August 1981 when a young mother from rural Wales, Ann Pettit, set in train a movement that would change the face of history. 

With three other women determined to challenge government policy and the post war status quo, she set out to march to the US airbase at Greenham Common given over to the US military. The Women for Life on Earth march left Cardiff on 27th August to protest against the decision of the  British government to site 96 cruise missiles there. They arrived at Greenham Common on 5th September.

This kicked off a 19-year peace protest against nuclear weapons: the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp aimed to stop nuclear weapons ever being launched from British soil. 

This colourful mask is inspired by a collage peace sign erected next to the control tower at the base. 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says face masks should be worn in public where social distancing is not possible to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

It is essential that wearers of cloth face masks still observe social distancing and wash their hands regularly, and cloth masks cannot guarantee protection for the wearer.

Please note: this is NOT a medical grade surgical or N95 face mask, so purchase of this mask will not reduce the supply of medical masks which should be prioritised for health workers.

Click on the 'specifications' tab for more information about this product, including material, size and care instructions.

For every mask sold we will donate £1 to the Trussell Trust which supports a nationwide network of food banks providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaigns for change to end the need for food banks 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. (Please avoid repetitive bending of the nosepiece.) 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.