Q-pot. Adds Kids Sizes to Next Batch Of Stylish Textile Face Masks

04.May.2020 | FASHION

Q-pot. dropped its new collection of textile style face masks from its “Made in Japan” apparel line Q-pot.Dress via its online shop on April 22, 2020. The company is now taking orders for its 4th batch of masks.

The masks feature the same textile design seen in Q-pot.Dress’s attire collection. The “Chocolate College” design features Q-pot.’s signature motif. Due to high demand, the company is bringing the mask back in a kid’s size. “Honey Lemon” will also be available again.


The “Candy” design from the brand’s autumn collection which was released around Halloween has also been introduced into the fray. The fourth batch of masks are available to order until May 6, 2020 at 23:59 (JST).


The masks are a great way for parents and kids, as well as friends, to coordinate their outfits and look stylish.

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