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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact workers all over the world, our supported artisans in Myanmar have come up with a creative solution to the face mask shortage. Working with handwoven heritage textiles, weavers and seamstresses are now turning leftover stock fabrics from our atelier into unique and colourful masks. These masks help us operate a zero-waste policy in our workshop and are available to buy now. Support artisans in need and the wider Myanmar community: for every mask sold, we will donate one to vulnerable communities in Yangon.


If you’d like to buy individual masks, place an order here.

Each mask costs £6.50 excluding delivery. Minimum order quantity 10 masks. Masks are shipped from the UK once every 10 days.

We offer two standard sizes: Adult and Kids. All 100% cotton.

We work with the fabrics that we have - when ordering, please state a base colour preference and we will do our best to match this.

If you’re a business and would like custom and/or branded face masks for your staff, we would love to work with you. Please get in touch here.

​Limited stock available, so place your order now!


Myanmar has a rich history of textile production, from backstrap to frame loom weaving, and over 135 ethnic groups, many with their own textile tradition. Since 2017, Turquoise Mountain has been working with female weavers from rural areas across Myanmar, supporting them to learn new skills, improve their income, and produce textiles rooted in heritage.

Despite restrictions in movement, we continue to support hundreds of weavers and their families. Weavers like Daw La Bwi Lu Jan, who is from the north of Myanmar and has been weaving since she was very young. When her husband died in 1998, she was left with six children and had to take on other jobs to support them, taking her away from her true passion, weaving. When she was about 50 years old, she was able to start again. “Now that I am able to weave again, I am determined to give it my all. I also want to make sure I pass on these traditional skills to the next generation – thus, I decided to teach my daughter-in-law who lives with me,” she says.

These talented and resilient artisans are finding a new way to put their skills to use and contribute to their community during this pandemic, by creating face masks using heritage fabrics. Please consider supporting these artisans at a time when it is needed most. Buy one, donate one.