DUE TO THE LIMITED SUPPLY: EACH ORDER WILL INCLUDE 2 MASKS: ONE SCREEN-PRINTED MASK AND ONE PLAIN MASK.
These masks were made by My Name is Not Darren in celebration of LGBT Pride Month. 40% of the proceeds from each printed mask will be donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center, with the remainder going to the artist.
Fifty-one years ago, the Los Angeles LGBT Center made a commitment to build a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Since 1969, the Center has proudly cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center's nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy. The Los Angeles LGBT Center is an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and shines as a beacon for LGBT people everywhere. For more information, please visit https://lalgbtcenter.org/.
With the onset of the covid-19 pandemic and #saferathome mandates from our governments, it became apparent that artists of all kinds would be hit the hardest during this time. Without the ability to work at their studios, show at galleries, cook their food, pour their drinks, sell their art or act, dance, and perform on stage - artists’ livelihoods would be been severely threatened. At the same time, it is these very same artists who we look to for inspiration and comfort in times of loneliness, sadness, and despair. And yet even during this time they have been doing what they do best- they have gotten creative and found ways to share their art with everyone online all over the world.
Still we felt that it would only be fair to try to find a way to help them earn a living. We asked Darrin if she wanted to use some of our masks as a way to display her art, escape from the news, and brighten someone’s day; both the person wearing the mask and the stranger viewing the mask. We got her a limited number of cut mask pieces to paint and then sewed them into masks. Unpainted Hemp Masks are available on our site for an affordable $14 a pair, but if you would like to help support this artist and The Los Angeles LGBT Center, they will receiving ALL of the additional proceeds for these beautiful 1-of-a-kind hand-printed masks.
Each order includes 2 hemp/organic cotton masks, with a purchase limit of 10 masks (5 orders) in order to make sure that everyone has access. Mask color and design will be fulfilled at random.
Some *slight* fading of color is normal after many washes.
• Machine wash warm, only Non-Chlorine bleach when needed
• Material and color may vary
• Non-medical grade
• Not intended for clinical use
• Fabric ties
• Tumble dry low
• Machine Washable
• Please wash before use
While the research has been up for debate on the effectiveness on fabric masks, they seem more likely to help citizens who may have to step out of their homes. #stayhome #staysafe
ATTN: This device should NOT be used as a replacement for conventional and approved Personal Protective Equipment. The device has not been industry tested nor has it been NIOSH approved. The decision to use this device is solely your own.