Dear Taj Face Masks are designed for the savvy traveler who wants a smart, sustainable, and stylish face mask to bring on their adventures. While traveling might look a little different for the time being, one day we will be able to fly again to our favorite spots all over the world. Our masks are constructed from recycled ocean waste and packaged in biodegradable tapioca bags. No plastic is used. Our manufacturing partners in Bali, Indonesia pay well over the minimum wage, provide employees and their families with health insurance, and include them in a profit sharing program. Like several economies around the world, Bali has been hit particularly hard by the Covid crisis because a large portion of their income relies on tourism. When you buy a Dear Taj Face Mask, you are supporting Balinese workers and their families. 1 mask = 1 meal. For every mask purchased, 1 meal is provided through SOS Bali.
Dear Taj Founder
CA native and Dear Taj founder Lisa was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, attended UC Santa Barbara, and now calls San Diego home. Inspired by her years of traveling to Bali and working in the medical field, she founded Dear Taj in April 2020 after recognizing a need for a non-medical grade face mask that was comfortable, eco-friendly, high quality, and ethically sourced. TAJ stands for Taylor, Alli, and Josie- her 3 nieces who now live in Portugal. It's her wish they understand the importance of dreaming big, taking risks, living with integrity and compassion, having respect for the planet, and showing up every day fully present.
Dear Taj Ambassador Danielle Bushell
Danielle is a Bali-based yoga teacher, reiki and sound healer and hosts retreats with Yuni Retreats around the world alongside her mother; focusing on "living fully" and creating healthy mind and body lifestyle habits. When she's not stuffing her face at The Shady Shack with the vegan Bees Knees Nachos, you can find Danielle gracefully dancing on her longboard at her home break in Canggu.
Dear Taj Photographer/Videographer Sarah Dienaar
Growing up just outside of Amsterdam, Sarah’s family encouraged her passions of photography and adventure through their weekend explorations often on their bicycles. She landed in Bali after studying journalism and film and traversing and documenting the world and various cultures. “The people, the spirituality, the ocean and the entrepreneurial scene is what drew me to the island ”. Making Bali her home, she now works as a freelance photographer and videographer for international brands that desire Bali-based content, capturing conscious living. In her free time you can find her surfing the waves of Canggu, practicing yoga, or eating her favorite pasta carbonara at Peleton Supershop.