Who we are
CocOon face masks are thoroughly sustainable and safe, using triple layer, organic peace silk, organic hemp, biodegradable eco elastic tencel thread, and are hand dyed using sustainably foraged leaves and leftover kitchen waste, natural minerals, fair trade organic pure-castile soap and minimal water.
Our masks are hand sewn using a vintage non-electric (hand crank) Singer sewing machine. Each mask comes with a carry bag, optional neck strap and free lifetime repairs, ensuring every mask has the longest possible life to be as eco-friendly as possible.
For every five masks sold, a mask is donated to The Trussell Trust.
Our colours are – Indigo (Blues), Nettle (Greens), Avocado (Pinks), Coffee Grounds (Cool Browns), Leaf Tea (Warm Beiges), Willow (Oranges), Summer Berry (Lilacs), Turmeric (Yellows), Red Onion (Coppers) and Cacao Husks (Warm Browns). For more detailed information on each colour option please visit our website using the link below.
Designed as a triple layer hybrid mask comprising of a single layer of organic hemp canvas, which filters larger droplets, and an opposing double layer of organic silk, which has electrostatic properties that traps smaller particles. The fine aluminium nose strip ensures a tight seal – this is removable and recyclable at the end of the mask’s life. The ear straps are created from fair trade eco-elastic, an innovative plastic-free, biodegradable and recyclable elastic made in Austria from organic cotton and sustainable natural rubber. Contrasting teal thread is made using naturally dyed organic cotton, spun in Holland and supplied on wooden spools. The internal thread is made of 100% cellulose wood pulp, which has been developed especially for use with biodegradable natural organic fabrics.
The motivation behind using natural dyes was borne from concern about breathing through chemically processed fabric, and the massing of all too visible waste from disposable masks, which are cheap to buy but very costly to the environment. The production of chemical dyes is one of the most wasteful, polluting and exploitative industries on the planet.
The beauty of natural dye is the minimal waste, locality, traceability and sustainability of a centuries old practice, not to mention the individuality of each piece of fabric that comes from the dye vat, making no two masks the same.