100% COTTON FACE MASKS
HANDMADE IN DURHAM, NC
Led by a Master Seamstress with over 60 years of experience, our small two-woman production creates masks according to fine tailoring & dressmaking standards rather than crafting standards. You won't find a higher quality mask.
on orders of $54 or more. Automatically offered at checkout.
Comfortable nose bridge wire (secure hidden in the interior of the mask) improves fit for different faces
Minimizes fog on glasses.
High thread count filters the air well while maximizing breathability
Double pleats allow the mask to unfold to your desired height
Elastic ear loops adjust to accommodate most face widths.
Handcrafted on a sewing machine from 2 layers of 100% quilting cotton
THE MASKMAKER MASKMAKER STORY
In spring of 2020, a handful of circumstances collided between Mother and Daughter, Denise and Kelly. While quarantine inspired a particularly fervent bout of Swedish Death Cleaning for Denise, Kelly was grieving the loss of her heart dog, Molly, to a rare autoimmune disease. Against the backdrop of Denise's massive fabric stash of unfinished sewing projects--which loomed not quite as high as the unemployment rate--an idea materialized.
Denise tirelessly engineered masks, researching, ironing, and sewing way past her bedtime multiple nights in a row to construct the perfect mask. She also demonstrated what we call "pleasant persistence" in encouraging Kelly to pick up sewing again. Once they finally put their heads together, mask orders from neighbors and friends veritably flew out of their two sewing machines, first in Chesapeake VA, then in Old West Durham, NC.
Noah, Kelly's husband, began singing clever lyrics set to the tune of an old musical... you know the one!
Maskmaker Maskmaker was born.
Let us make you a mask!