Information about our sustainable face mask production
A Note from Natalie———
WE HAVE DONATED OVER $30000 WORTH OF MASKS
We initially started our initiative " BUY ONE GIVE ONE" to donate masks to our local communities that are in need as part of one of our core philosophies at Arraei- Giving Back. Over the course of 3 months we have got up to 2000 masks to donate, we are so proud and so humbled by the response and we wanted to reach out and personally thank you for your support.
This has been allot of work for our small sewing team and me (as I am working alone from my studio to fulfill and ship all your online orders). Up to this point we have just been covering our costs with the 'buy one give one' model and recently our sewing costs have increased per mask- so we decided to change our model to donate a mask for every order instead. Since then we raised an additional 500 masks for donation on this model, in total our donations have a value of $37000! This is a massive number for such a small business and Im incredibly proud to be able to give back to our community!
Up until last month I hadn't ever taken a salary from Arraei, I had been hustling working part time jobs to make ends meet. Over the last few months we have been so busy that I had to quit my job and started working on Arraei full time to fulfill all our donations and orders (YAY!). In light of this we have capped our donations at $37000 for the time being so I can catch up on all the order processing. We plan to setup a new donation scheme in the near future as one of our core philosophies at Arraei is "GIVING BACK".
Thanks again for helping us make this possible! Cheers to more powerful donation campaigns in the future. We love you! <3
Part of our Zero Waste initiative and our philosophy of Giving Back we have partnered with Boheme Goods to make non-medical sustainable face masks. *due to high order volumes we have finished all our fabric waste (yay) and we are now buying sustainable fabric for our masks*
We are using 2 fabric compositions:
55% Hemp, 42% Organic Cotton, 3% spandex or
55% Lyocell, 42% Organic Cotton, 3% spandex
CONSTRUCTION + GUIDELINES
Our masks are beautiful constructed with a double layered hemp fabric with an internal pocket/sleeve to add a filter. They are designed to be washed and reused.
For best practices please refrain from touching your face when wearing the mask, wash after each use. Face masks should not replace hand-washing and should be used in conjunction with social distancing.
Available in adult, kids, toddler. * please note we DO NOT recommend using masks on children younger than the age of 1 * toddler masks are made without a sleeve to make them thinner as to not restrict breathing for young children. Toddler masks are to be worn with monitoring!
For hygienic reasons all face mask purchases are final sale