Our masks are made with pre-existing fabric and have been plant dyed and hand dyed using natural plant material. These come with strings to tie it at the back of the head and secure the mask. And they have 3 layers of fabric.
Fabric: Cotton & Silk (According to studies, due to the electrostatic nature of Silk, it serves as a good barrier when used in masks.)
Hand-dyed with: Marigold & Nettle
Why naturally dyed masks?
Natural dyes have anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-microbial properties and some of them also have medicinal properties.
100% Natural & Non-toxic
Breathable natural fabrics
All our masks are hand dyed and hand made locally.
Disclaimer: These are not a substitute for medical grade masks.
Marigold Cotton & Silk Mask
Akané, which started out as Dye Works was the result of a graduation project initiated by our founder, Janhavi Vyas during her time as a design student. The project was greatly inspired by the documentary “The True Cost” which threw light upon the fast fashion industry. This made her rethink everything she believed about the textile and the fashion industry which is dominated by consumerism, cheap labour and fast production. It not only impacted her lifestyle but also moulded her career decision.
Over the next few years, and after a lot of travelling, learning and experimenting, the project was developed into the slow fashion brand, Akané to try and fill the gap that exists in the fashion industry when it comes to slow fashion and sustainable alternatives.
Material: Cotton Silk
Wash/Care Instructions: Hand wash with mild soap. Do not bleach, do not scrub. Iron at medium temperature. Natural colour bleeding is part of the process; with additional washes the colour loss will stabilise. Can be washed with diluted disinfectant if required.
Dimensions(lxb): 8.4 x 3.2 inches
For custom orders,please email us at email@example.com