Brand:  Lost In Samsara
Material:  Cotton



Fair Trade Face Mask

When the coronavirus hit, workers around the world were suddenly told to stay at home in lockdown to control the spread of the virus. Some - mostly in developed countries - were given state money to cover their living expenses. Most workers in the global south, including fair trade workers, did not have recourse to this. Even for those workers who could work from home demand for their goods evaporated overnight. Fair trade suppliers have been busy creating these masks as a way to keep their artisans in work and to discourage the use of medical grade face masks or single use face masks.

From Monday 15 June the UK government has made it mandatory to wear a face covering on public transport and some businesses are requesting masks are used.

Our masks are made from two layers of cotton, with a flap for inserting a "filter" - a piece of tissue or kitchen towel works best. They come individually wrapped in a compostable pouch and with an instruction booklet which explains safe mask use and more information about the project. 

Masks are a universal adult size with elasticated ear loops.

We are offering these masks at cost price which means that we do not make any money from the crisis, but our suppliers have enough work to support themselves and their families. 

While stocks last we will include a free mask with every order £30 and over.

Design:  

Wearing a mask protects others and helps reduce the spread of the virus

Please remember that use of face masks is not intended to replace other recommended measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 such as social distancing, washing your hands and refraining from touching your face.

Wash after every use at 30 degrees.


Availability:  

Sorry - this item is temporarily out of stock  

Sorry - this item is temporarily out of stock



We are confident that you will be delighted with your purchase, however to ensure that you are completely satisfied All's Fair offers a "no quibbles" 28-day returns policy.

If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason then you can return it to us for a refund or replacement.

For more details see our Returns & Refunds page.

Payment

We take online payments via PayPal.

If you prefer not to pay this way, we can take your card payment over the phone.

Simply click the "Secure Payment" option which will take you to a new page. You will see an option to download a pro forma invoice. This creates your order. 

All you need to do now is give Joanna a ring on 01757 617143 and she'll take payment - 10am to 8pm 7 days a week. If she's popped to the Post Office leave a message and she'll call you back. 

Delivery

Royal Mail 1st Class delivery costs £3.50 in the UK for orders up to £15 and is free for orders over £15

We offer a home delivery service in the local area. Home delivery costs £3.50 for orders up to £10 and free for orders £10 and over in the following postcode areas: 

YO1, YO8, YO10, YO17, YO19, YO23, YO24, YO26, YO30,, YO32, YO41-43, YO51, YO60-61, HU15, DN14, LS24-25

Non-UK Customers:

Customers outside of the UK will have their order shipped by Royal Mail's International Standard service. The cost for delivery depends on the weight of the goods you are purchasing, and ranges from £5.00 to £15.00 per item - you can see the exact cost of shipping in the Shopping Basket before you checkout.

Non-UK customers have the option to upgrade the delivery service to Royal Mail's 'International Tracked & Signed' or 'International Signed' service, for an additional fee of £5.50.

Estimated delivery times are 3 to 5 working days to Europe, and up to 7 working days for the Rest of the World.

We are a small home based business.

We keep all stock at home, so when you place an order, we don't have to travel to collect or package your items. It's all done in our home office.

We package the majority of our goods in recycled plastic mailing bags. Originally we started doing this to protect against rainwater, but now it means you have the option to disinfect the package when it arrives in your home.

We have been strictly observing the government's advice and have been socially distancing - staying in apart from for essential trips - since 16 March.

As far as we can be sure, nobody who lives in or has visited our home has been ill since the outbreak hit the UK.

We use the Royal Mail and very occasionally Parcelforce for deliveries. We have a "Drop & Go" account so we don't have to wait in line or get within 2 metres of anyone when we post out your goods. As long as our local post offices are open, and we remain well, we will get your orders out. Like a lot of essential services, the Royal Mail is under pressure with staff self-isolating, so your parcel may not arrive as quickly as you would normally expect, None of this is normal, but we'll get through it together.

Artisans and producers in low income countries rely on fair trade to support their families. Fair trade has helped build some resilience into the communities we help in the form of better hygiene and sanitation, better nutrition and healthcare support. Most of the countries where our goods originate have banned exports and imports to limit the spread of the virus. This means workers are unable to get their work to us, and in some cases their workshops are closed. Our suppliers are continuing to pay for and place orders to keep their producers going through what we hope is a very short-lived period in our lives. In contrast, high street fashion companies in the UK have cancelled $1.5bn in orders with garment factories in Bangladesh, putting thousands of low paid women out of work.

The need for fair trade has never been clearer. Thank you for your support and stay safe and well.

 

 


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