Strawberry Thief face mask


We are now happy to be producing face masks on a cost-only, non-profit basis which means for every mask purchased we will donate an additional plain fabric mask to a non-NHS, front-line organisation such as a charity, food bank or other essential worker group. More information to follow. 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.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control says non-surgical face masks might help stop the spread of coronavirus by people who are contagious with no symptoms (known as asymptomatic transmission). The latest advice from the UK government is:

  • People should aim to wear face coverings on public transport and in some shops
  • Also in other "enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible and they come into contact with others they do not normally meet"

In the US, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) have recommended the use of cloth masks in environments where it may be hard to socially distance. 

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.

As this is a personal hygiene product, we cannot accept returns.

This fabric face mask is inspired by William Morris's iconic Strawberry Thief design. It takes as its subject the thrushes he found stealing fruit in the kitchen garden of his home in Oxfordshire.

This colourful fabric face mask is made with 2 pleated layers of 200 gsm cotton and measures approx 21.5cm x 13.5cm. 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. There is an opening in the top for the addition of a filter if desired (filter not included). The mask is attached with 4 tape ties measuring approx 40cm x 1cm, allowing for flexibility and comfort. Machine wash after each use at 40º.

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