Simple Face Mask for Racial Justice
in Black Stripe

$13.00

Masks for Racial Justice

Racial justice is our foundation as an organization, as we work to empower Indigenous people in Guatemala who have been systematically oppressed. This makes supporting anti-racism in the U.S. essential to who we are as an organization - no one is free, until we are all free. We have donated masks to Black Lives Matter in Brooklyn and will continue donating to similar organizations, wherever the need is greatest.

When you purchase a Mask for Racial Justice that is handmade by Mercado Global artisans, you are supporting the production of two masks – one for you and one that we will donate to those on the frontlines of the racial justice movement.

Each Mercado Global mask is one-of-a-kind —they’re highly effective, eco-friendly, designed for comfort, and provide critical income to Indigenous communities in rural Guatemala.

These masks are meant to provide protection against the transmission of water droplets and other airborne particles. They are machine washable and can be reused daily time and time again.

The Story Behind Our Masks

At Mercado Global, we invest in people - our supporters like you, Indigenous artisans, and the communities that are at the heart of what we stand for. Your purchases and donations have already provided thousands of masks to essential workers on the frontlines of the pandemic, but now with our Masks Where They’re Needed Most campaign, you can choose where your donated mask will end up in the hands of someone in need, 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 Mercado Global’s trained artisans – Indigenous women living in rural Guatemala – who will continue receiving a living wage and critical support.

While factories in Guatemala remain closed or a high-risk for employees, our innovative home-based, high volume production model has ensured our artisans can stay safe and self-quarantine.

Learn more about our COVID-19 relief efforts.

Feeling inspired? Donate today to make a difference for those who need us most.

The Simple Face Mask features double layer of pleated cotton, designed to fit easily over the face with elastic loops that secure around the head.
One size fits all. Fabric placement varies.

8’’ W x 3’’

Masks ship in approximately 2-5 business days.

  • 100% cotton mask with elastic straps that secure around the head
  • Fabric placement varies
  • Double lined for extra protection
  • Reusable and machine washable
  • Weight: 0.7 ounces
  • Ineligible for other promotions
  • Non-Returnable / Final Sale

Bulk or Wholesale Orders
If you are interested in placing a bulk order, please email Becky Chrisman at operations@mercadoglobal.org.

Wear Instructions
Wash your hands prior to putting on your mask and after removing it. Loop the elastic bands around your ears and expand the fabric to fit around your face. 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.

Care Instructions
Machine or hand wash with detergent. Hand Dry.

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