Khadi Mask Striped Ochre

Khadi Masks by Maka Maka.

Khadi cotton was the ancient textile used in India where the cotton yarn was spun by hand in “charkhas” or spinning wheels and then handed to the Artisan weavers to transform them into textiles. This craft is still practiced mostly in the Eastern part of the country.  The resulting fabric is slightly coarser than mill produced cotton, but incredibly soft and breathable. The industrialization of the textile industry by the British colonizers had led to the almost decimation of the handloom textile industry, which, fortunately has seen a revival post-independence.  

Maka Maka chose Khadi fabrics for its PEM Shop mask collaboration to fit with the philosophy of the museum’s thoughtfully curated collection.

Maka Maka is a brand that offers sustainable, artisan-made, and organic home decor and fashion products that focus on minimizing the negative impact of pollutants that are an outcome of the industry. Founded by Mitun Chaudhuri in 2009, Maka Maka contributes to Artisan communities across the globe and works to support and revive traditional dying crafts that are an integral part of humanity’s intangible cultural heritage.


2 Layers of Khadi Cotton Fabric

Elastic and fabric ear loops

Mask Care: Machine wash on cold, gentle cycle. Line dry.

Not a direct substitute for N95, surgical, or procedural masks and are NOT FDA approved. This is a personal use item and cannot be returned.

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