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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity face mask with elastic

NZ$25.00
  • 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

Liberty, equality, fraternity – sound familiar? (If not, try it in a French accent…) Well, here’s a visually exciting take on a well-known tripartite! This inspiration for this face mask is William Morris's design for the membership card of the Social Democratic Federation (Britain’s first socialist political party), in a perfect marriage of his two passions: art and activism. A British artist, poet, novelist, and ardent socialist, Morris is best known as the 19th century's most celebrated textile designer, responsible for the some of the most recognisable textile patterns from the century.

He was a radical in both his art and politics, refusing to follow the consensus. Disillusioned by the Victorian era's focus on dehumanising industrial systems that produced poor-quality, 'unnatural' objects, Morris championed a principle of handmade production, establishing the British Arts and Crafts Movement. Aware of the deep divisions in contemporary society, he declared himself a socialist, and in 1884 he helped set up a new group called the Socialist League, making frequent street-corner speeches and using his fame and artwork to further these objectives. 

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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.