Rada Collab, a “collaboration of designers, craftsmen, and makers” that aims “to bring Filipino design and Philippine-made products more accessible to Filipinos and to the world,” has launched a crowdfunding campaign to produce limited edition abaca fiber face masks — and we’re particularly keen on these masks designed for Salay Handmade that display different take on Pinoy Pride.
DanaBee / Dana Baldonado designed a tribute to our tropics-perfect ice cream plying the streets with the Sorbetes Face Mask. A part of the sales of this design will be donated to jeepney and tricycle drivers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through the People for Accountable Governance and Sustainable Action (PAGASA) organization. Link to the Sorbetes Face Mask here.
Chelsea Mangahas, an Industrial Designer at Artesania Bespoke Furniture, designed the Family Face Mask inspired by the jeepney signboard and rubbing alcohol; part of the proceeds will be routed to their chosen beneficiary. Link to the Family Face Mask here.
Vanilla Arucan, meanwhile, tapped the iconic “Good Morning” towel design, a staple sight for anyone commuting in the Philippines. For each P250 mask purchased, P50 goes to the designer’s chosen beneficiary. This one is a pretty popular design, so thank goodness for the pre-order mechanic! Link to the Good Morning Face Mask here.
Rada Collab notes that abaca fiber face masks are washable, reusable, and water-repellent; they have low water absorption, too, with filtering capabilities 7x better than cloth masks. Abaca has long been considered as the strongest natural fiber — and opting for it is eco-friendly and sustainable, too!
Salay Handmade is “innovated and handmade” in Salay, Misamis Oriental in Mindanao; certified fair-trade, and supports a community off around 350 artisans.
The pre-order will run until 15 July 2020 PST, so you have a little over a week left to have a mask (or two, or three) made. Oh, and they’re shipping worldwide, so share the news!