The masks are developed in collaboration with the company’s national museum licences, and showcase works of art and design from the museums’ collections.
The face coverings are made out of 100% cotton, pleated and cut for a better facial fit, and digitally printed with a full-colour design on the front and contrast colour on reverse and adjustable elastic straps. Available now with a suggested retail of £9.99. The coverings have a pocket for filters and come with a matching cotton bag for hygienic storage. They are machine washable at 60 degrees.
The range offers 12 different designs, the majority of which come from the national museums. William Morris’s Strawberry Thief, Edward Lear’s colourful Birds and Owen Jones’s Moresque all come from the V&A; the Natural History Museum showcases beautiful mineral designs as well as dinosaurs; Turner, Mondrian and Norman Adam’s Rainbow Painting come from the Tate Gallery, and The Great Wave and Cranes by Hokusai come from the British Museum. Wild Press’s delicate fern fever design, launched on stationery by M&G this spring, makes the twelfth design.
With coverings now recommended by the authorities in shops and public transport, we will all be wearing face coverings for the foreseeable future. M&G’s range offers the chance to do so in style. The full range is available in a counter top display unit.