Made in New Zealand

SmartKnit Face Mask


Our SmartKnit Face Mask is a non-surgical protective layer made from super soft Merino Wool and knitted right here on Waiheke Island. If you are looking for a lighter, cooler mask for summer, check out our cotton version HERE.

Engineered to provide the perfect balance between form and function, these super soft and sustainably made masks are 3D knitted (no hand-stitching or cutting) which allows us to eliminate any waste during production. 

Each face mask has a pouch system where you can insert any filter you prefer, you can purchase HELIX™ filters HERE.

My mask protects youyour masks protect me. 
Our SmartKnit Face Masks are perfect for practicing social distancing and for protecting others. 

Whats in the bag?
1 x SmartKnit face mask
1 x Metal nose band clip 

Size Chart: Based on your face.
Measurement is taken from the mid ridge of your nose to your earlobe.

Extra Small = Kids size
Small = 11-13cm
Medium = 13-17cm
Large = 17cm+

Nb. Most people will fit size Medium. Please only order size large if you have a significantly wide face or have a long beard to cover up. 
Care instructions: 
Remove any filter you insert in the mask. Hand wash in warm water or machine wash in a mesh bag. For better results, dry flat. Iron on low heat.

*These are not medical grade masks and should not be used in a healthcare setting. 
**Ahipa Facemasks are not eligible for return or exchange due to hygiene restrictions.

Merino wool is a natural fibre grown by the Merino sheep. It is thinner and softer than regular wool—making it easy to wear next to skin. 

The merino sheep is one of the most ancient breeds of sheep and since they were introduced to the New Zealand Alps in the 1840's they have flourished in the rugged terrain and harsh climate.  

In the Alps, where winter is -30 and summer is -10, nature has engineered the merino sheep's fleece to be incredibly intelligent and reactive to the seasons. During summer the fleece keeps them cool and when the winter comes the merino grows a new layer of wool over their base coat to protect them to keep them super warm. I

Merino is super soft, non-itchy, non-clammy, warm in the cold and cool in the heat,  and has a miraculous ability to resist odour. Because it was made in the mountains rather than in a petrochemical laboratory and it is naturally renewable, recyclable and biodegradable.


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    Factory Waiheke Cashmere
    Content 99% Merino Wool 1% Nylon
    Weight 20g
    Yarn Supplier DEA YARNS
    Yarn Count 1 end 2/28nm
    Ply SmartKnit Face Mask.1 ply merino wool made in New Zealand
    SmartKnit Face Mask.10 gauge merino wool made in New Zealand
    Nose band supplier LANACO 


    Waiheke Cashmere's SmartKnit Face Masks are made on Waiheke Island in collaboration with Lanaco and DEA yarns, all New Zealand based, sustainability focused companies with a passion for natural fibres. 

    Below are our costs involved to make these masks.

    Purchasing at RRP means you are supporting our business to grow, innovate and employ local people but we know times are tough at the moment so include a discount code for anyone who cannot afford to pay right now.

    To buy at cost price please enter the code COST at checkout. 

    Raw Materials $4.87
    Labour $5.20
    True Cost $10.07

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