Now that the quarantine measures around the world are getting eased up gradually, we should be prepared and ready to face the next phase of dealing with this pandemic. For the sake of this article we are not going to delve into the intricacies of social distancing or frantic cleaning measure; we’re simply aiming to help you stick to your face masks by making you a bit more excited to keep them on. How so? By offering you a chance to see what the fashion industry has been working on in support of COVID-19 efforts. Many designer brands as well as small brands have all jumped at the chance to produce non-medical cloth face masks to help meet the increased demands. Let’s take a look at what’s out there.
1 || Jonathan Simkhai
If you’ve been longing to own an affordable Jonathan Simkhai item now’s your chance 🙂 The designer produced machine washable, 100 percent cotton masks, with an optional pouch for removable filters. They’re donating civilian masks to front line workers for each mask sold. And they come in trendy neutral colors on top of all that.
2 || Reformation
Reformation are recycling leftover fabrics and producing face masks in a set of five in assorted colors and prints, depending on the fabrics available. If you’re the type of person who loves an element of surprise go ahead and order a pack and see what you end up receiving.
3 || Alice & Olivia
Fancy something playful then just order the double layered face masks from Alice & Olivia that feature their iconic face print. It’s not just cute and fun, this face mask has removable stitching to allow you to add a filter. It is made of washable jersey material and for each mask sold, they will donate one mask.
4 || Rag & Bone
Made from upcycled ready-to-wear fabrics, Rag & Bone’s face masks are made in New York City and each mask costs $21 to make and deliver. With each face mask sold, Rag & Bone are donating $5 to City Harvest as well as to others who are greatly affected by the pandemic.
5 || Citizens Of Humanity
This renowned denim brand has repurposed its sewing workshops to produce face masks for front line responders that include healthcare workers, hospitals, and children’s advocacy groups. They’re made of 100 percent cotton and are washable. They also come in packs of five neutral colors, including denim of course.
6 || MOTHER
MOTHER’s two-pack washable face masks are made featuring the brand’s heritage prints throughout the years. For every mask sold, $10 are donated to No Kid Hungry.
7 || Collina Strada
These patterned face masks are made with dead stock materials from the brand’s previous collections. You can adjust the mask with bows and it has an opening to allow you to add filters. For each mask sold, the brand will donate five masks for healthcare workers in New York City.
8 || Tanya Taylor
Taylor’s three-pack machine washable face masks are made with upcycled fabric in a mix of patterns and prints. These masks have double lining, and they also include a nose clip, and elastic ear loops. For each pack sold, funds will be donated to create non-medical grade masks for healthcare workers.
9 || J. CREW
These uni-sex face masks are made of cotton, they are double layered and have elastic ear loops and an opening for an optional removable filter. They come in packs of three and there is a limit for the number of orders one can make. J. CREW have donated 75,000 single-use masks to Montefiore Health System hospitals in New York.
10 || ETSY
If you’re a lover of tie-dye like me you’ll be delighted to learn about these reusable face masks made from “soft and dense” two-layered cotton fabric. These masks have been triple pre-washed after getting tie-dyed so you can wear them safely.
11 || Sanctuary
These masks come in packs of five, they have built-in nose wires and are made with 100 percent cotton muslin. For each purchase, Sanctuary are donating a medical-grade mask to organisations that need them.