Our creations

The Sewing Clinic masks can be bought through our shop here.

We have two types of face masks available, Fitted style and Origami style.  Currently all our masks are made by a pre-order process.  Please expect up to 7 working days to complete your order.  Orders will not be started until funds show up in the account. 

NEW! Contact us about bulk custom order options.  We can make them to your colours and style needs.  We have a well equipped industrial studio so can make bulk orders for your small business needs.

Click here to select Denim fabric masks

Click here to purchase Pasifika fabric masks.

Click here to purchase solid coloured fabric masks.

Click here to purchase novelty fabric masks.

Click here for fitted masks with a variety of colours to choose from.

Click here to purchase origami styled masks.

Mask Details and F.A.Qs answered

Fitted Style Mask Details:

Design:
Fitted shape design with single adjustable tie.  You can also slip the mask down to hang around you neck.  The ties allow for greater comfort than some of the common ear loop designs.

Fabric layers and info:

  • Double layers of 100% natural fiber fabrics.
  • High quality cotton outer fabric.
  • Lining pocket is in various colours and made from cotton.
  • Removable (for washing) wire for nose bridge.
  • Space/pocket for filter to be added.
  • Ties made from cotton/elastane (not elastic ear loops).

Size Fit guide approximations:

  1. XS – Fits most children up to 11 years.
  2. S – Fits most bigger children, teens and smaller women
  3. M – Fits most adults
  4. L – Fits most larger adults
  5. Email us on penina@islandcustom.co.nz if you need other size options.
  • Approximate lengths (from nose to chin).
    XS- 15.5cm
    S- 17cm
    M- 18cm
    L- 20cm

Washing Instructions:

  1. Secure ties
  2. Remove the nose bridge wire and any inserts
  3. Put in laundry bag
  4. Wash on cold
  5. Tumble dry on low is OK
  6. Iron and insert wire back in

 

 

 

Origami Style Mask Details:

Design:
Origami style design with single adjustable tie.  You can also slip the mask down to hang around you neck.  The ties allow for greater comfort than some of the common ear loop design.

  • No seams in the centre of the mask
  • No wire across the nose bridge
  • Shape allows for glasses to sit on the fabric and this helps prevent some fogging
  • All in one design with no pocket – so easy to use and wash.

Fabric layers and info:

  • It’s 3 layers (fabric and non-woven material)
  • Outer/external layer is made from cotton fabric
  • Middle layer is a non-woven layer and
  • Lining/layer touching face, is cotton fabric.

Size Fit guide approximations:

  1. XS – Fits small children (up to 5 years)
  2. S – Fits most children
  3. M – Fits most small adults
  4. L – Fits most larger adults
  5. Email us on penina@islandcustom.co.nz if you need other size options.
  • Approximate lengths (from nose to chin).
    tbc

Washing Instructions:

  1. Secure ties
  2. Put in laundry bag
  3. Wash on cold
  4. Tumble dry on low is OK
  5. Iron is OK

 

Return policy on masks:

  • We cannot accept returns on masks unfortunately, due to health and safety risks.
  • If the mask doesn’t fit you well please consider giving it as a gift to someone else.
  • If a mask is damaged just take a photo of the damaged part and email the picture to us on penina@islandcusom.co.nz, we will send you a replacement mask at no cost.  Please note it won’t be the same colour, but will be the same size.

When we are not making masks…we make beautiful Pacific inspired creations.  Our products include scarves, purses, hair accessories, baby products and more!  We make everything at our studio on the Kapiti Coast.

NEW products!

  • Ngatu key fobs
  • Ngatu accented zip purses
  • Ngatu hair accessories
  • Merino lined scarves
  • Baby bibs
  • Hair accessories

 

Current Stockists

Wellington

  • Te Papa Stores, Wellington City
  • Lagi’s Island Style, Lower Hutt
  • Island Custom Creative Centre, Kapiti Coast

Papua New Guinea

  • Le Penina Pride (Facebook), Port Moresby

New Stockists

We are looking for wholesalers and stockists to stock our range.  If you have a shop that may wish to stock our range please e-mail penina@islandcustom.co.nz and we can provide you with more information.  Alternatively, fill in the form here and we can get back to you.  

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Our exclusive fabric:

This fabric is premium high quality 100% Organic cotton.  The Pacific inspired pattern/design is woven through the fabric and not printed, therefore it has a dreamy soft feel to it and is lovely to wear or wrap around baby.

The fabric art work is by Ruha Fifita, based on the Pohutukawa and Pua/Frangipani flowers, put in a tapacloth inspired layout.  It’s  lovingly called  “Tapa Afakasi”.

Our 100% organic cotton range

There are no mills in New Zealand that weave cotton fabric,  so we have had to go off shore to get the quality fabric we need.  Some friends of ours have relatives who own and operate a small mill in Nepal. They make fabric from organic cotton.  The cotton is grown and harvested in Nepal and they use non-toxic dyes.  The icing on the cake is that they use some of their profits to support the education of village children!  So we are proud to associate ourselves with this business and absolutely love the quality of the fabric that we receive!

Penina Hitti

Penina Hitti

Founder

Hi, I’m Penina!

I’ve always enjoyed sewing, creating and inventing things.   As Samoan/Pakeha, growing up in Papua New Guinea and now calling New Zealand my home, Island Custom brings my love of the South Pacific and my passion for creating things, together!