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FAQ - Kiki’s Store

1. What Is African Wax Fabric Made Of?:

In sales and marketing vernacular, 'African print' is a general term used to identify a category of textiles using 100% cotton fabric in vibrant colors, which are printed by machine using wax resins and dyes so that they have a batik-like effect on both sides of the fabric.

2. Wax Print Fabric Production:

There are various wax prints. Two of these our used in the production of our masks. The block printing wax fabric and water wax fabric

  • Block Wax Fabric: A block-printing machine applies resin to both sides of the fabric. It is then submerged into the dye, in order to allow the dye to repel the resin covered parts of the fabric. This process is repeated, to build up a coloured design on the fabric.
  • Water Wax Fabric: It's not completely waterproof. If you went swimming with a waxed masks, it would leak. ... However, waxed masks are mildly  water-resistant. In a storm, the fabric will shed the rain with ease for some period of time.

3. How Do You Soften Wax On Fabric?:

  1. Add 8 tbsp (120 ml) of salt to 1 quart of cold or lukewarm water. ...
  2. White vinegar (and it must be white – dark vinegar may stain fabrics) naturally softens the fabric. ...
  3. One thing it is important to remember is to stay away from excessive heat.
 

4. When Your Masks Needs Cleaning:

When your wax print masks need cleaning, the most efficient method is to place them in a washing machine with mild detergent and to select a non-spin cycle that never exceeds 30⁰C. ... Once fully dry, you should iron each piece of wax print masks; with the patterned side facing down while you are doing so.

  

5. Before Washing Your Masks :

You should first test them to determine thei colour fast properties. You can do so by wetting a piece of white fabric, placing it over your wax print masks and ironing over both pieces until they are fully dry. If you lift the dry white fabric and some of the colour from your wax print masks has run onto it, then you will know that you will need to separate this particular fabric from your other contrasting wax print masks patterns when they need to be washed.

 

 6Can I Iron My Masks?:

If you must use an iron, make sure to use a medium setting and a protective press cloth to keep your iron free of melted wax. Careful ironing with a press cloth can be used to smooth out unwanted creases and wrinkles but avoid it as much as possible. The water wax may not need any ironing. However the block wax may need ironing because it shrinks and wrinkles when it is washed.

QUESTIONS

1. How much are the masks? Where are you shipping from ? I am in Canada
 
ANSWER: Almost all the masks are on sale now for $10 each with the exception of some few. Postage varies depending on how many masks you order. When you spend $65 or more, you will receive free shipping with this discount code ( SHQFREESHIP). To answer your second question, We are shipping from Thornhill, Richmond Hill. If you are in that radius location we can deliver for $5.