Facemask - Pleated Palaka Print “Kaiser Style”

Facemask - Pleated Palaka Print “Kaiser Style”

Regular price $10.00 Sale


For every mask purchased, we will be donating a percentage of sales to those who are on the front lines fighting COVID-19. Masks are made to order so please allow a 2-3 week turnaround.


This Sundot Marine Pleated mask is modelled after the “Kaiser Style” preferred by many of the hospitals in Hawaii. Each mask has a bendable wire above the nose ensuring a more secure fit and an inside pocket for you to add an additional filter if needed.

These masks are made using Hawaiian “Palaka Style” fabric. Palaka is known as Hawaii’s plaid, originally making its way to Hawaii and becoming a kind of uniform for the plantation workers and paniolos (cowboys). 

We have done a bunch of research on best practices for fabric masks and adding a filter is key. Our masks have filter pockets allowing you to add your own disposable filter. Just slip in a coffee filter or even a face tissue or tissue paper. Of course each item has a varying degree of protection/filtration so please be aware of this.

Best practice for home use is to only wear masks when venturing out into the world. Insert a new filter inside a clean mask, edge to edge. Make sure your mask is secure to your face at the bridge of your nose. After you return home, remove your mask, dispose of the one-time use filter, and put your fabric mask in the wash. Any hot water wash cycle will disinfect. You can also steam or boil your mask for cleaning.

Masks are available in Light Blue, Pink and Red.


***In NO way are we guaranteeing that use of our masks will prevent wearer from contracting COVID-19 or any other viruses. Nor are we touting the effectiveness of our masks in lieu of surgical masks and N95 masks for professionals. BUT in the event that our medical professionals do not have access to those, we are hoping to provide comparable coverage to the real thing. We have consulted with health care workers to perfect our masks and will continually improve our masks being supplied to professionals in order to make sure that they are receiving the protection they need. 

***In no way are we suggesting that using the mask is any replacement for social distancing or staying home. But we do need to continue to buy groceries, and perform other tasks while taking the necessary measures to stop the spread. Please remember that our masks will be helpful to most, but it is difficult to breath filtered air. It’s best for those with compromised lung capacity to protect themselves by staying home, and away from any potential risks.

***Please note our masks DO NOT come with disposable filters.

***Masks come in assorted prints and colors. At this time we cannot make any custom pieces.

***Once you wash and dry your mask for the first time, it is likely to shrink (only slightly) and will soften and become a lot more comfortable. BE SURE TO WASH YOUR MASK BEFORE WEARING IT.

Mahalo for your support to help keep all of us safe. Malama Pono.

X Sundot Marine

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