Silk Face Mask - Nova Print


With non-medical face masks and coverings now a necessity in many situations, we are using our stock of existing materials to make them. This situation is far from glamorous, but this recent study suggested combining silk and cotton made for an effective covering, and since we have plenty of silk for making lingerie, we wanted to put it to a good additional use.


Each mask is triple layered, made from an outer layer of silk, and inner layer of cotton jersey, and a lining of silk for softness when wearing next to the face. There is also an inner filter pocket for using a filter if you wish. Please note filters are not included.


We have used a fitted shape to create as close a fit to the face as possible, with the option of either ribbon ties or elastic to fasten.


The elastic is cut to be worn behind the head, to avoid discomfort on the ears, but if you would prefer to wear around the ears you can just cut down the elastic to provide two loops at the shorter length instead. You can also unthread either the elastic or the ribbons to switch for your own fastening at a preferred length or style, nothing is sewn to the mask itself they are just threaded through side channels, for further customisation.

Measurements -

Top of nose to bottom of chin - 15cm (approx 6 inches)

Depth at sides - 8.5cm  (approx 3 1/4 inches)

Width across, widest point at nose - 26cm (approx 10 1/4 inches)


  • Filter pocket (filters not included)
  • Triple layer (2x silk, 1x cotton)
  • Silk satin next to face
  • Either elastic or ribbon ties
  • Elastic length is cut to wear behind the head - cut it down if you prefer ear loops
  • No fastening sewn to mask, so you can exchange for your own if you prefer


If you love this print, we also make pyjamas and a long silk robe in it - take a look at the whole Nova collection. 

Please note for this style each mask is cut from a different area of the print, so each will be visually slightly different. You can see more of the different areas of the print on the Nova loungewear pieces, if you'd like to be certain you'll love the section you get!



Due to the nature of these items we are unable to accept returns on them unless faulty. 

These masks are not medically tested, and not intended to be used as such. We make no claim of antimicrobial or antiviral protection, or of any prevention or reduction of infection. Wearing a mask is not a substitute for hand washing, social distancing, refraining from touching your face or any other necessary healthcare measures. Please learn more about the use of face coverings at the World Health Organisation.

To clean your mask, hand wash it in a delicates detergent. You can also steam it with a steamer for additional sanitation if you wish. Please do not iron, bleach or tumble dry it. 

Always wash your hands before putting your mask on, and after taking it off. It should fit snugly across your face, covering your nose and mouth.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Silky soft

The ONLY facemask I actively look forward to wearing. It is very comfortable, breathing is easy even when wearing for an entire day. The ribbons will guarantee a great fit and the clever cut makes sure the mask doesn't get into the eyes.
Another plus: I get LOTS of compliments.

So soft!

Love the section of print that arrived, more gold than teal. So soft against face! I will agree with reviewer below, I will be cutting the elastic to make ear loops.

Thanks so much for your review Ilse! So glad you love the softness, it does make such a difference doesn't it. Hope you enjoy wearing!

Very Nice!

This mask is so soft and beautifully constructed (like everything from H&F!). I love how it is cut lower on the sides so it won't get into my eyes like others I have. It took me a bit to figure out how to wear it and I have decided to cut the elastic and make ear straps. The only thing I don't love is that the fabric cuts on mine look like 2 totally different fabrics. I would've preferred a more coordinated look but I can live with it. I look forward to wearing it and doing my part in this "new normal" masked world.

Hi Vanessa! So glad you love the mask, and the shape of it. Hmm you are right about the print placement though! They're all cut in layers with different areas of the print, so all of them will be a little different, but we still try to check the positioning on each one so the two sides look in tune with each other at least. Looks like this one slipped the net though. We've got a new batch coming in the week after next, so I'll pop you over a new one once they arrive so you've got the full coordinated look. Your email is linked to the review so I'll grab your order number from that for shipping details, and will let you know once it's on the way out! Thanks so much for taking the time to write, and for such lovely compliments on everything else too.


I bought this mask for my sister, who was getting ready to restart her resaurant job in the UK, in hope that the fancier the mask, the less likely she would be to find discouragement for wearing it. She's delighted and finds it comfy enough to wear additionally as a nail-biting deterrent. Thank you!

So happy to hear this, and really glad it can help your sister with being at work right now. Plus an extra unexpected bonus with the nail biting, hope she'll soon be enjoying lusciously long nails soon too!


Received this item very quickly, customer service is perfect.

Lovely to wear! I had to go on a 4 hour long train journey and this was so much better than my nylon mask! Very breathable and looking beautiful.

Thank you!

Thanks so much Melanie! Really glad it made the long journey more comfortable too.