When you purchase a mask handmade by our artisans, you are supporting the production of two masks – one for you and one that we will donate to a hospital in need.
Each mask is one-of-a-kind — they're highly effective, reusable, machine washable, eco-friendly, designed for comfort, and provide critical income to indigenous women artisans in rural Guatemala. This mask is meant to provide protection against the transmission of water droplets and other airborne particles. Each one is made with recycled scrap fabric from our production line — working to minimize waste and use these leftover pieces for good. Your Mercado Global mask can be reused daily for months or even years, and are easily sanitized.
The Story Behind Our Masks
At Mercado Global, we invest in people —our indigenous artisans, our communities, our supporters like you— and now, the doctors and nurses who are saving lives, while risking their own. For each high-quality mask purchased, we’ll make sure another gets in the hands of those working on the frontlines of the pandemic, completely free of charge.
In the early stages of the pandemic, we worked closely with our artisans to quickly shift from producing fashion accessories to protective masks that are FDA compliant and sustainably made. Each mask has been handmade by one of our trained artisans – indigenous women living in rural Guatemala – who will continue receiving a living wage and critical support.
Although factories in Guatemala have been closed due to the government lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus – for which the country is completely unprepared to handle – our innovative home-based, high volume production model has ensured our artisans can stay safe and home isolate.
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Masks ship in approximately 2-5 business days.
Bulk or Wholesale Orders
If you are interested in placing a bulk order, please email Becky Chrisman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wash your hands prior to putting on your mask and after removing it. Pull the bottom band over your head, then glide the mask up over your face and secure the second band behind your head. Make sure the mask fits snug on your face, minimizing any gaps. If the mask is too loose, knot the elastic bands at the ends for a tighter fit. Avoid touching your face or adjusting your mask unnecessarily once it’s on.
Machine or hand wash with detergent. Hang Dry.