How to Wash Your Nathon Kong Mulberry Silk Face Mask
The purpose of wearing a mask during a pandemic is to prevent you from unknowingly spreading the virus in your community. Wearing a mask while in public is not necessary, but highly recommended. Unfortunately, non-reusable face masks and PPE are being discarded in the streets and adding up too many tons of waste. It is for this reason Nathon Kong makes reusable face masks to minimize the production of this waste.
Watch our instructional video on youtube on how to wash your Nathon Kong mulberry silk face mask here. Discover other tutorials on our how to page.
Is it Possible to Wash Mulberry Silk?
As mulberry silk is hydrophobic, you might be wondering if you can actually wash mulberry silk or if you have to bring your mulberry silk clothing to a dry cleaners. The answer is you can do it yourself, but there are steps you have to follow when washing your mulberry silk accessories to avoid damaging the fabric.
Doctors encourage those using reusable face masks to wash them after every use. Care should be taken when washing a Nathon Kong silk face mask because of the delicate nature of these high quality fabrics. Proper washing is important for the integrity of the material and for it to maintain its softness.
Here are 4 quick steps to washing your Nathon Kong face mask:
1. Wash the Face Mask with Lukewarm Water
2. Rub in Soap
3. Gently Wring Out Water
Once you have finished washing the mask, squeeze out excess water between your fingers and thumbs.
4. Hang the Face Mask to Air Dry
To dry the mask, hang it inside your home and leave it to dry in the open air. We recommend not using a clothes dryer as it damages the integrity of the fabric.
Nathon Kong’s face masks are made from 100% premium cotton and mulberry silk, the finest materials in the world and providers of the best filtration capabilities in face masks.
Each face mask incorporates art made by members of Les Impatients, a nonprofit organization that supports people with mental health difficulties through therapeutic art programs. 10% of the profits made from the sale of silk face masks are given back to Les Impatients so that they can continue to support these Montreal artists.
Les Impatients, Supporting Artists Suffering from Mental Health Issues Through Art
Nathon Kong is proud to promote the work of Les Impatients, a local, non-profit organization that supports artists suffering from mental health issues through art workshops and programs.
Nathon Kong Silk Face Mask in the News
Nathon Kong brand in the presse to talk about reusable face mask in silk.
Nathon Kong is on #MTLStyle | Local Fashion Masks Designers
The #MTLStyle directory was created to highlight Montreal based fashion designers and encourage local purchase, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have also included our reusables masks in their listing of face masks made by local artisans.
Quebec Politicians Wear Washable Mask in Silk, Celebrating Montreal Art and Raising Awareness for Mental Health
We are very thankful and honoured for this support for our local business.
By wearing Nathon Kong masks people raise awareness for mental health issues and celebrate Montreal art.
Silk and Cotton, the Best Fabrics for Face Masks Filtration
Why Mulberry Silk and Premium cotton combined are the best filtering fabrics for a reusable face mask?
Je suis étonnée qu’un masque puisse être fabriqué en soie car on ne peut pas le laver à 60°C comme les autres tissus. Pouvez-vous m’expliquer svp ? Merci.
Hi, I’m just wondering how many times a silk mask may be washed and still be effective. Thank you. Noeleen Ahmed.