At Symbology, it's our jam to make social responsibility sexy. So it's no surprise that we jumped at the opportunity to make the newest accessory--aka the ubiquitous face mask--stylish and sustainable. Cause those N95s aren't really sparking joy in any of us, k?
We took excess fabric from our Summer production to create these gorgeous little masks, ranging from our most popular geometric and botanical prints. And yes, the leopard print. Meowwww.
We want to be clear that these are not medical-grade masks; however, they help limit the spread of Covid-19 via droplets emitted into the air. By wearing your mask, practicing social distancing, and adopting a safe and healthy lifestyle, we can all contribute to stopping the spread of Covid-19.Ethical Face Mask Features:
- Outer fabric made with modal and organic cotton
- Lined with cotton
- Pocket for filter
- Hand and machine washable
- Black elastic (to make sure your makeup doesn't stain it all up)
How to Wash:
Put in the washing machine on the gentle cycle with hot water for sanitization or wash by hand and let sit in the sun to disinfect. Let the mask sit out for 2-3 days to allow any potential virus molecules to die off.
Why It's Important:
It’s no doubt that masks have become one of the most popular accessories. While there are people who may not have access to medical-grade masks, fashion brands are making strong efforts to make masks available to the world. Although these masks are not medical-grade, they are certainly better than nothing. Wearing a mask can protect the people around you from the spread of droplets. It’s also recommended that doubling up on a mask can offer better protection.
All of our masks at Symbology have a pocket where you can insert a paper filter to keep protection strong and breathable. Having multiple masks on hand has been a useful tip when it comes to cleaning your mask. If you have a few that you can cycle through, you can sanitize the masks that need it while still looking fresh and fabulous. Take a look at our new sustainable masks offered in our most popular prints!Our Commitment to Sustainability:
It's probably safe to say that face masks aren't going anywhere for a while. We care about our customers and their safety and wanted to find a way to protect them and our planet. After finishing our Summer Collection, we decided to upcycle our scrap material and start making masks that offer safety and style, because who said you can't have both?! Making masks has allowed us to cut back on our own waste, and make environmentally friendly masks available to the customers we love so much. By using naturally derived materials, all of our masks are breathable and biodegradable, making life safe and beautiful from start to end. Take a look at our new sustainable masks offered in our most popular prints!
All of Symbology's products are made by hand by women artisans who use traditional art techniques. We are committed to sustainable manufacturing practices, paying livable wages to our artisans and using eco-friendly dyes.
Tattoo Floral Face Mask in Citron + Black
Let your mask make the entrance in our block printed tattoo-inspired pattern. It brings just a bit of badassery to the to beauty of botanicals, sure to turn heads and garner copious compliments. This mask is like peacocking, but for women #womencanpeacocktoo
Leopard Face Mask in Sierra + Black
The leopard print represents inner strength and beauty, and that’s what we believe every woman holds. Embrace your inner Athena, and dominate the world ladybird ;)
Stylized Feather Mask in Black + Cream
The feather signifies honor and connectedness with nature according to some Native American traditions--rewarded as a symbol of courage when a warrior wins a battle. Quite apropos for someone like you who embodies the badassery of standing for sustainability while looking chic as hell ;)
Leopard Face Mask in Blush + Black
This mask is crafted in buttery soft modal, a plant based fabric we like to call "vegan silk." With its bold leopard print, it allows the wearer to embody the qualities of the leopard--symbolizing leadership, steadfastness and the female mystique. Oui oui mon cherie!
Geometric Star Face Mask in Navy + Cream
Stars symbolize beauty and divinity. Now if that doesn’t describe the wonder of women, we don’t know what does! Show of your gorgeous goddess-like energy in this mask.
Stylized Feather Face Mask in Navy + Cream
*recommended for long-term wear*
This organic cotton mask can be paired with almost any outfit as a neutral, and the stretchy elastic that wraps around the head is super comfortable for long-wear use.
Stylized Feather Face Mask in Peach + Cream
*recommended for long-term wear*
The feather print on this mask signifies honor and connectedness with nature according to some Native American traditions--rewarded as a symbol of courage when a warrior wins a battle. Quite apropos for someone like you who embodies the badassery of standing for sustainability while looking fly as hell ;)
How To Use Your Mask Properly
Restrain from touching your mask as best as you can. Touching your mask could place the germs from the surfaces you’re touching directly to your mouth, and no one wants that, honey bun.
Doubling up on masks can add another layer of protection. All of our Symbology masks have a pocket where you can easily insert and replace paper filters.
It goes without saying, but wash them hands! Sanitizing your hands before and after you put on your mask can limit the spread of germs to your mouth, nose and eyes.
Having a few masks on hand to cycle through on laundry days can do wonders. By having multiple masks you can clean one while wearing another pre-washed mask. This way you don’t have to compromise safety for style!
- For more information, we definitely recommend that you Check out the CDC guidelines here.