These light and comfortable reusable masks are handmade by local artist, Diana O'Connor. Each one has an integrated pocket to accommodate a filter. They are available in two styles - with elastic either behind the ears or over the head.
When you purchase a mask handmade by a Mercado Global artisan, you are supporting the production of two masks – one for you and one that they will donate to a hospital in need.
Each mask is one-of-a-kind — they're highly effective, reusable, machine washable, eco-friendly, designed for comfort, and provide critical income to indigenous women artisans in rural Guatemala. This mask is meant to provide protection against the transmission of water droplets and other airborne particles. Each one is made with recycled scrap fabric from their production line — working to minimize waste and use these leftover pieces for good. Your Mercado Global mask can be reused daily for months or even years, and they are easily sanitized.