Batch 13 of my JFD Fancy Face Masks.
These embellished beauties are handmade in the Brighton studio, and fall into the category 'face coverings', they will certainly do a good job in this context, helping to hinder the spread of the virus as advised by medical professionals around the world. They are well made, and fit well, with an internal nose wire that can be pinched over the bridge of the nose ensuring a close fit under the eyes. They extend down to fit snugly under the chin. I have designed them to extend a little down from the end of the nose to allow a little pocket of air so you don't get a mouthful of fabric every time you try and speak.
They are constructed from an outer decorative layer (an embroidered silk or an embroidered tulle mounted on silk), with an internal layer of lightweight non woven bonded interfacing (for extra filtration), and are lined with 100% natural fibre silk to sit comfortably against the skin. It is a fine balance between making them an effective barrier, whilst still allowing you to breathe without discomfort. They are not designed to be used whilst exercising, or for lengthy periods of time whilst doing strenuous work. They are what I'd call an 'occasion' mask, for when you want something a bit more interesting than your everyday face covering.
They can be washed, but because of the delicate nature of the decorative layer, please take the time to handwash them in liquid detergent and allow to dry naturally to preserve their look.
Medium size dimensions; top of mask down centre front to bottom of mask under
chin is 16.5cms | bridge of nose out to top outer edge of mask near ear is 13cms
For obvious virus related reasons I can't accept returns on the masks.
Masks have soft narrow elastic loops to hook over the ears, or you can choose elastic head loops....please let me know at checkout which you prefer. If no preference is stated your mask will be supplied with ear loops. Elastic loop colour is chosen to best compliment the mask colour
I also now can offer black latex-free elastic for those with a latex allergy.... please let me know in notes which you would prefer.
There will be listings of more masks soon, so if you miss out this time, or would like to purchase again in future, please check back or keep an eye on Instagram for updates.
I'm afraid that I will not generally be taking requests for particular colours or fabrics, or allowing reservations for the masks.... but if you comment on the latest mask post on Instagram I will get an insight into which colours are more in demand and will try and bear that in mind when making up the next set.
25% of the purchase price on all mask sales is donated to charity. The portion from this batch will go to Refugee Action UK
(https://www.refugee-action.org.uk). Trying to negotiate and survive a global pandemic can be tough for anyone, but imagine trying to do it as someone arriving with nothing, very often already traumatised by the ordeal of getting here, and with the real possibility of facing further hostility . An independent charity founded in 1981, Refugee Action supports refugees and asylum seekers, and campaigns for a fairer asylum system here in the UK.
Shipping within the UK is via Royal Mail 1st class signed for service, price £2.50
For ease of listing, I have designated 'everywhere else in world' as £4.00, for standard international letter post. This is an untracked unsigned for service so although I will obtain proof of postage, I can't be held liable if it goes astray. If you would prefer a more secure tracked service let me know after purchase and I can work out any surcharge (for the U.S the surcharge is £5)
Similarly, there will be a £2.00 surcharge for standard letter post to Australia or New Zealand.
Masks will be shipped in plastic-free sustainable packaging. In addition, for every group of 4 masks sold a donation is made via Ecologi (https://ecologi.com/joanneflemingdesign) which pays for 25 trees to be planted and 0.5 tonnes of CO2 to be offset.