Our triple layered East African fabric face masks are handmade in Melbourne exclusively to raise funds to support our staff in Tanzania during the Covid-19 global crisis. As economies, tourism, international trade and businesses suffer, along with health and safety concerns, school closures and community restrictions, our staff and their families need our support.
All our East African fabric is directly traded from our sister fabric store in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
But this Fabric Face Mask features the City of Joy Collection produced by Vlisco in the Netherlands. This heartfelt fabric collection support women in the DR Congo and symbolises the recovery of women from rape and trauma. The City of Joy in Bukavu, Eastern Congo, helps women overcome suffering and stigma, and to emerge as leaders, entrepreneurs and educators.
Introducing the City of Joy ‘The Lion’ collection: The lion sitting on his perch represents Dr Denis Mukwege, providing strength and hope to his beautiful country and the people in it.
Dr Denis Mukwege is the world-renowned Congolese doctor and activist, tirelessly working to repair and restore women affected by wartime sexual violence in DR Congo. Dr Denis Mukwege and his team at Panzi Hospital have pioneered a holistic approach which combines medical, psychological, legal and socio-economic support including the City of Joy.
Dr Denis Mukwege received the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.
This design is very complex, and our Face Mask collection will be not sold as one specific mask but as a random collection.. Your purchase of this design supports both the women from the City of Joy in the DRC and our team in our sister store in Tanzania.
Fabric is 100% cotton and is matched with a supersoft linen/cotton blend for the lining, internally is superfine interfacing. Masks and storage pouches are machine washable. The longer edge is for the top of your nose. Warm iron, avoiding elastic. Elastic is both adjustable, and removable if you prefer straps or different elastic.All masks include adjustable nose wires.
Matching storage pouches are available for the protection of face masks when not in use. These storage pouches are fully lined, 100% cotton and machine washable.
Thank you for your support of our staff, and for the investments in partnerships in East Africa.