If 2020 has proven anything to us, it is that taking your health and safety seriously should be a top priority. But staying safe can also be stylish. Masks are the newest accessory, and they don't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. We're showing off some of the new mask fashion from Rightfully Sewn, along with some great ideas for incorporating your favorite TIVOL jewelry to complete the look.
Rightfully Sewn creates jobs and opportunities in Kansas City through the business of fashion. In their normal operations, they offer a seamstress training program for individuals with obstacles to employment and programming to cultivate fashion entrepreneurs of all ages.
For the past four months, they put their unique skills and atelier equipment to work for the community. "When experts moved from calling the coronavirus an epidemic to a pandemic and national PPE supplies were deemed as dire, we converted Rightfully Sewn's operations to sewing fabric masks. We have donated over 40,000 masks to 32 entities thus far, including hospitals large and small, other nonprofits, and groups organizing social protests," said Jennifer Lapka, Founder and President of Rightfully Sewn. "This would not have been possible without the amazing support of our donors, sponsors, and foundation funders."
Rightfully Sewn is now selling thoughtful, beautiful, ethical masks to the public. Made from fabric made of recycled plastic bottles and lined with, their Fashion Masks feature bendable nose pieces and soft, adjustable ear loops. The masks match their 2020 dress design launching this month, all available at www.RightfullySewn.org/shop. All sales benefit this young, innovative organization and their programs.
With so many masks featuring fun and cheerful patterns, we love pairing them with a bold earring! A nice pair of statement earrings is always a good idea, but we especially love them when dressing up a mask.
The above Armenta 18K Yellow Gold Drop Earrings are delicate yet bold. The features of these earrings are perfect for any mask pattern and outfit. Looking to go for an even bolder look? These Assael Tahitian Pearl and Carved Jadeite Earrings are sure to have an impact. We love how the green of the earrings pick up the subtle greens in this Rightfully Sewn Mask.
Hoops are another go-to for mask styling! We love the Geometric Diamond Hoops from Roberto Coin! The straight lines juxtaposed with the natural curves of the Rightfully Sewn Malachite Pattern Mask are a winning combo! If you're looking for a more classic take on hoops, you can't go wrong with these lightweight 18K Yellow Gold Hoops, also from Roberto Coin!
For a classic take on a modern necessity, try pairing a pearl necklace with a black mask. The contrast between light and dark creates a statement and looks even more elegant when you add these Pearl and Sapphire Earrings. If you love pearls but want something with a more unique twist, this Pearl and Tanzanite Ring from Assael is a fantastic choice!
Just because you're wearing masks every day doesn't mean you can't keep up with the latest trends! Diamond climber earrings are such a cool look not matter your style. If your style is on the edgier side, this 18K Rose Gold Diamond Paperclip Earring from Anita Ko is a very popular item!
While the safety and health of everyone is critical, we also want our staff and clients to be able to express their style. Rightfully Sewn creates masks that are available in solid black, coral malachite, houndstooth, reptilian emerald, and pink gardenia fabric, all made of recycled water bottles and sourced through an Oregon-based vendor. They are also lined with 100% organic cotton, sourced through a Missouri-based vendor, that has been GOTS-certified and OEKO-TEX Standard 100-certified. This means it was made to the highest environmental, labor, and consumer safety standards. They are safe and stylish!
Pair any of these masks with your favorite pieces of TIVOL jewelry and you're sure to have a great combo! Take a picture of your own mask style and share with us by tagging @tivolkc! We'd love to see how everyone is styling this new accessory!