Face Masks

my MASK – your fabric, your style

Sustainable, bespoke, stylish face masks handmade to order from your own cotton fabric…

  • 100% cotton front layer (from your wardrobe, or we can supply)
  • Sustainably sourced silk lining
  • Both layers interfaced with non-woven interlining
  • Your fabric upcycled into our in-house tailored design, at our studio in the Cotswolds
  • Reusable and washable at 60 degrees
  • 3 sizes – women, men and children

Face masks? Why face masks Sophie? Yes I am a personal stylist and shopper, I love accessories, colour and print and making sustainable style choices, but I also happen to fall into that awful category of ‘extremely vulnerable’ and the ‘shielding’ group when it comes to Covid-19.

Wearing a face mask is so very, very important to me. And while its main purpose for us all is as an additional form of protection, I for one, want to feel good when I’m wearing my mask. In my book, it is also another accessory and with prime position on my face, as well as being as protective as possible for a non-medical grade mask, I want something that still makes me feel like me, that is made from 100% natural and breathable fabrics and which is comfortable yet stylish. So what better place to start than my own wardrobe…

After much planning, research and samples I am so pleased to share a concept, design and service with you that has been part of my shielding journey over the last few months…

I have teamed up with dressmaker Catharina Eden from My Eden, and together we have come up with a unique tailored face mask design which is hand made to order from your very own cotton fabric. Your cotton fabric (we can also supply sustainably sourced cotton fabric) forms the front layer of the mask, which is interfaced with non-woven interlining and the back layer is made from sustainably sourced silk lining (also interfaced).

After doing many a virtual wardrobe edit with women during lockdown and seeing time and time again women with clothes they love bit just don’t fit anymore, I started to think about ways to elongate the life of these clothes. So combined the pandemic not going away anywhere fast, the desire for a stylish face mask and a distinct lack in sewing skills… I got in touch with Catharina and this is what we have come up with…

Instead of buying one-use masks which end up in the bin or getting rid of all your old clothes, why not have a look and find that cotton something which you could salvage and let us redesign into your very own, unique face masks…

Masks: £14.50 each

(Minimum order 2 masks – we believe any cotton mask is most effective for a couple of hours as moisture can get in. So we advise rotating masks for maximum efficiency and longevity. We can make up to 8 masks from one shirt and unused fabric will be stored for any future orders).

Email mystylishfriend@gmail.com to order or for more information

NB. These masks are not medical grade.