Beautiful abstract whale artwork was designed by Native American artist, Kelly Robinson of the Nuxalk and Nuu-chah-nulth nations. This high-quality face mask is reusable and washable. Masks are made of cotton with a pocket created by outside and inside portions. Read about Kelly's achievements below. The artist receives part of the proceeds from each sale.
Elastic around the ears is light and comfortable. Some of the masks have ability to adjust the length of elastic, some not. Fabric is beautiful and soft, thee is no wire around the nose. They are gorgeous and comfortable to breathe in it,
fabric 100% conventional cotton
Designed in British Columbia, Canada and made in Canada. Ships from Snohomish, WA, USA.
One size fits most.
COVID-19 and First Nations: Pandemic poses a grave health threat to Indigenous peoples around the world. Many areas occupied by tribes are devastated by high incidence of this disease. To us, wearing a mask adorned with traditional native motifs is an act of support, solidarity and respect for their struggles.
Shipping: One flat fee of $3.90 for the quantity of 1-5 masks. Item is not returnable, as we do not resell used or tried masks.
Care: This item calls for hand washing. I washed it and dried in regular machine and dryer on a gentle warm cycle - it did just fine. Remove filter before washing. Mask should be washed daily (depending on the frequency of use).
Removing mask One should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.
DISCLAIMER: This face mask is NOT a medical-grade mask. This product is NOT licensed to prevent, heal, or treats any medical condition or disease. It is NOT a substitute for medically approved medical protection equipment.
Kleen is an U.S.A. based manufacturer with a production facility in China. This is what they do:
1. We absolutely do not use sweat labor. In fact, all of the workers in our factory are insured by the company. We go to the extent of even offering room and board if the employee is not local.
2. We do our best to not have anyone work overtime. But if the division manager decides we need to speed up the process, we pay overtime. Our management has a restriction in place that an employee cannot have more than 20 hrs of OT a week. Our working hours are from 8:30 AM to 12, 12-1 is time for lunch/naps, than 1-5:30.
3. Our facilities are inspected every day by each of the division managers. They report to our general managers if they see any problems with safety/employee health issues etc. We're a US company and while production is done in China, we comply and follow US rules & regulations.
4. We moved the office from LA to China in 2000 and have had a wonderful relationship with our supplier since then. Most of the fabric mills have trust and a solid relationship with us.
Returns - Masks are NOT returnable as you would not want to purchase the mask returned by somebody else.
Medium size = Adult, one size fits all
Small size = children 5-10 years old
XSmall = children 3-5 years old
Personal experience of seller:
Wearing this mask is the most comfortable experience out of all the ones I tried. I tried many - I take care of elderly cancer patient so I take each precaution seriously. I like the lightweight of the mask, the ease of wear and it is easy to breathe in and out. It is comfortable around the face. The flexible element on top of the nose allows for close adjustment.
Cotton or linen fabric creates a nice feel. An additional plus is the overall attractiveness of the item.
These products are made in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The focus is on representing and supporting Indigenous people. Preserving the history of our First Nations is at the heart of every product available. Each item is created by an artist with First Nation roots or membership.
These skilled artists are preserving their heritage through each piece that reflects their tribe's unique heritage and values. Created from materials such as wool, leather, and cotton these items are gentle on the earth as well. The artists are commission paid to ensure fair pay and representation of their work.
About the Artist:
Kelly Robinson was born in 1981 in Nanaimo, British Columbia. His family descends from both the Nuxalk and Nuu-chah-nulth nations. Kelly’s uncle, Alvin Mack, is a master carver who trained Kelly in the craft.
Kelly went on to make his life’s work creating art reflective of the First Nations through his skill of carving. He studied at the Northwest Coast jewelry program at the Native Education College in Vancouver, British Columbia. After graduation, he completed apprenticeships under Jim McGuire and Gordon Dick.
Kelly’s work is featured in children’s books, masks, paintings, and much more.
Today he shares his craft and continues to connect with his heritage through art and study. We feature his artwork with products such as clothing, wallets, and purses.
Returns - Due to the intimate nature of the item there are no returns (same as masks, underwear, and socks).
General Manufacturer's Sizing Masks measure 10"x5.25" across and have elastic ends to be placed over the ears. Red, Black and Grey masks elastic has an adjustable tab. White and teal are not adjustable.