The Pure Waste fabric mask is a responsible choice: it is made of 100% recycled fabric. The washable, reusable mask consists of two layers of woven fabric. Our fabric mask is designed for adults and measures 18 x 10 cm. For technical sewing reasons, the size of individual masks may vary by +/- 1 cm. You can tie the elastic string to adjust the ear loops to your size.
An estimated 90 million kg of post-consumer textiles is generated in Finland every year. We think post-consumer textiles should be treated as a material, not as waste. The Post Waste fabric mask is made of used clothes, textile industry cutting waste and recycled plastic bottles. Compared to an equivalent product made from virgin materials, making a fabric mask from recycled materials uses 99% less water and generates 50% fewer CO2 emissions. The mask is a personal hygiene product: refunds and returns are not possible.
Depending on the batch, our masks are responsibly manufactured in either Finland or Estonia.
• Mitat: 10 cm x 18 cm • Kangas: Kaksinkertainen kudottu kangas 135g/m2 • Materiaali:
We advise washing the fabric mask before first use
Wash in 60–90°C (shrinkage 5-7 %)
Do not boil
Wash after each use
We offer Free shipping in Europe for all orders over € 100
Shipping to Finland:
• Store pick up (Yrjönkatu 34, Helsinki) €0 • PostNord – Pickup Point €3.90 • Posti – Post Parcel €3.90 • Posti – Home Parcel €9.90
Shipping outside Finland:
• Posti – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania €5.90 • DHL – EU countries (excl. Iceland, the Spanish islands, Cyprus and Malta) €9.90 • DHL – Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, the Spanish islands, Cyprus and Malta €14.90 • DHL – Other countries €24.90
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Water and Carbon Footprint
99% Less water and 50% less carbon dioxide emissions when compared to similar products made of virgin materials.
100% Recycled Materials
No Harmful Chemicals
Challenging the clothing industry
Collecting and sorting waste
Pure Waste products are made of 100% recycled raw materials. The main raw material, cotton cutting waste, is collected from cut, make and trim (CMT) factories and then sorted by quality and colour.
Each quality and colour batch is mechanically opened into fibres. The colour of the waste defines the colour of the final product. No dyeing is needed.
The mechanically opened cotton waste is mixed with chemically recycled polyester fibres from PET bottles.
The mixed fibres are spun into yarns. This part of the process is the same as when spinning fibres from virgin material.
Knitting and weaving
The yarns are knitted or woven depending on the final use of the fabric.
Depending on the final use of the fabric, the finishing process can include different stages such as compacting, brushing and washing.
This process consists of the cutting, making and trimming of the final product.
Finally, we get sustainable good quality garments that use 99% less water and generate 50% fewer CO2 emissions in the production process than similar products made of virgin materials.