HAPPY ART MASK - CITRUS CHEETAH

¥3,080
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[ECO TIPS]
✔︎ Fairtrade
✔︎ Support poverty reduction
✔︎ Animal welfare

Wearable art!

A fashionable and fun Kangarui original print handmade in Japan; a three-dimensional cloth mask that is easy to use.

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Kakuma Refugee camp in Northern Kenya accommodates around 196,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers today.  Artist and founder Rui met a very talented fashion designer, Samir from Kakuma Refugee camp, early 2020 at a fashion workshop. His passion and dream of creating modern, stylish clothes for other refugees caught Rui’s attention. Since March 2020, the Kenyan government has required everyone to wear masks in public spaces. Samir, a fellow refugee from the DRC has been using his talent to contribute to his community. He makes and distributes masks to those who cannot afford to buy them at his shop.  

By purchasing a mask from Kangarui, you will be supporting this cause. For each mask purchased, you will be donating a vibrant colored African textile mask made by Samir to a refugee in Kakuma camp.  

[FEATURES]
- Two-ply 100% cotton cloth
- String: Nylon/Polyurethane
- The inner pocket has an opening from both ends for a filter.  
- There is a wire pocket on the nose.
- Please reuse the package as a mask holder.

[SPECS]
- Adult (Medium size) : Height 14.5cm (center) x Width 21cm
- Handmade; therefore the size may be slightly different.
- Made in : Japan

[CARE INSTRUCTIONS]
- Please wash and iron before use
- This is not a medical-grade mask and is not intended as a replacement for medical-grade equipment or other recommended measures to stop the community spread of any viruses.
- Dark colored items may fade slightly after repeated washing.
- Use a neutral detergent for washing, and do not use bleach.

BRAND STORY

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An Ethical Lifestyle brand created by Rui, an artist born in Japan and raised in Kenya, that reflects her amazing life experience in Kenya on prints.

Inspired by Kenyan wilderness, colorful colors and wildlife art are Kangarui's original style, featuring a perfect match between handwritten elements and digitally processed photographs. A unique and modern collection with animal and nature motifs found in East Africa. Japanese cushion covers and pouches made with high quality digital prints, durable Kenyan melamine plates, East African fair trade cotton T-shirts with design pockets, colorful cover recycled paper notes and African cloth titles They have a lineup of beautiful and fun designs that will make you feel good just by holding them, such as T-shirts and handmade masks with an original design that emphasizes functionality. They want people to get to know Kenya's wonderful wildlife through Kangarui and spread the positive image of Africa to the world!

Kangarui support activities to protect elephants from poaching through the NPO "Tear of African Elephant"  (https://www.taelephants.org). They will also be participating in a rescue project for the endangered Mountain Bongo and is also involved in a charity delivering masks to the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.

OUR TIPS

The first time we saw the brand was at a pop up in Tokyo.  As I was waiting my turn at Starbucks with my reusable bottle to get my coffee, the colorful products of Kangarui at a nearby store really stood out.  True to their concept, Kangarui is an ethical lifestyle brand that reflects the founder's amazing life experience in Kenya and we love that they want people to get to know Kenya's wonderful wildlife through Kangarui and spread the positive image of Africa. These handmade masks are an original design that emphasizes functionality and at the same time are just so colorful and makes you happy!  

[BUY ONE DONATE ONE]
Kakuma Refugee camp in Northern Kenya accommodates around 196,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers today.  By purchasing a mask from Kangarui, you will be supporting this cause. For each mask purchased, you will be donating a vibrant colored African textile mask made by Samir to a refugee in Kakuma camp.