Illustrator, designer, and the hardworking hands behind the beautiful sleep masks of Kingking, Kelly Spencer has her eye on sustainable practices.  Her unique and enticing sleep masks are hand-made entirely of materials sourced from fabric remnants, op-shops or Kelly's scrap-material collection from her sewing box, with the only the elastic and stuffing made of sustainable uber-plant bamboo purchased new.  The lining is a gorgeous silk that easily covers the wearer's eyes, nose bridge and forehead and instantly conjures up feelings of luxury and being at peace.

The health + eco-conscious people of Planet Goodness have recently starting hosting a collection of Kingking sleepmasks, as well as boutique retailers in Gisborne, Wellington and Auckland.

At NZ$25.00 they make for a reasonably priced and important investment for travellers, or as gifts for new parents, shift-workers, nurses or those who find it hard to keep regular sleeping patterns.

"When your brain senses pure darkness, it causes the production of melatonin, the chemical of sleep. When you block out the light, your chances of falling asleep are improved." - Kingking

Kingking offers a wide range of designs for both men and for women - check them out on at the Kingking site.

Photo: Courtesy of Kelly Spencer, Kingking

Photo: Courtesy of Kelly Spencer,  Kingking

Photo: Courtesy of Kelly Spencer, Kingking

Photo courtesy of Kelly Spencer, Kingking