These Fashion Brands Are Making Protective Face Masks For the Public
In order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the CDC now recommends wearing a face mask in public. Just as fashion brands are stepping up to help produce medical-grade masks and gowns for healthcare workers during the pandemic, many of them are now adjusting to customer's requests for non-surgical cotton masks and offering 1+1 or 5+5 match packages online. For example, when you purchase Christy Dawn's set — which comes in whimsical prints and patterns on 100 percent cotton — five masks will be delivered straight to your address and the other five will be donated to medical workers, so you can give back too. Reformation also offers three different options with its Millions of Masks initiative: purchase five sustainably-made cotton masks for yourself, donate five masks to the healthcare system, or buy in bulk for your company.
We like to see that a lot of these labels are recycling fabrics from past collections or, in the case of denim brand Sixty-Nine, using scraps from jeans that could have been thrown away or used for a different purpose. Alice + Olivia's Stacey Bendet was one of the first designers to begin selling cotton masks with her iconic Staceface print, and we are sure that there are more to come. If you don't want to pick up some fabric and DIY a mask of your own, the below options are here for your consideration, and we thank the fashion community for rising to the occasion.
Reformation 5X Masks
Sustainable brand Reformation launched its Millions of Masks initiative, and on the site you can decide between donating masks, purchasing a pack of nonmedical-grade masks, or these 5 Assorted Reusable Masks ($25), though they make take one to two weeks to ship due to high demand.
J.Crew Pack of 3 Non-Medical Face Masks
Pick up J.Crew's Pack of 3 Non-Medical Face Masks ($18) and expect a shipment on May 22. These reusable masks come in the brand's signature prints and were launched alongside an announcement that J.Crew and Madewell were coming together to donate a total of 75,000 single-use masks to the healthcare system.
Madewell Three-Pack Non-Medical Face Masks
You can shop Madewell's Three-Pack Non-Medical Face Masks ($20, estimated ship date: May 17, 2020) in chambray denim or this stripe pattern. Read up on the details about the brand's incredible donation with J.Crew.
BaubleBar Adjustable Face Mask
The BaubleBar Adjustable Face Mask Set of 2 ($12) allows you to choose a color scheme, so you know exactly which mask is arriving at your doorstep and you can easily mix and match with your outfits. They're breathable, comfortable, and, like everything BaubleBar creates, perfect for showing your personality.
Alice + Olivia Staceface Protective Mask
The Alice + Olivia Staceface Protective Mask ($10), expected to ship at the end of April, features Stacey Bendet's iconic quirky print. With the purchase of one, A+O donates one mask to the medical community as part of its #MaskTogether initiative.
La Ligne Free Face Mask
When you make a purchase at La Ligne, not only will 15 percent of proceeds go to a charity with a mission to improve the lives of those affected by COVID-19, you'll have the option of adding a free hand-sewn face mask to your order, which comes straight from the La Ligne production team in New York City.
Collina Strada Face Masks
Sustainable brand Collina Strada has made the smart decision to send free excess fabric to customers with each and every purchase until the company runs out. You can follow the steps online to make the Collina Strada Face Mask yourself, once you receive your package.
KES Sustainable Washable Face Mask
KES has also set in place a 1+1 donation format for its Sustainable Washable Cotton Face Mask ($12), which comes in natural or black cotton and two different sizes. When you purchase yours, KES will donate one to a healthcare worker.
Christy Dawn The Sustainable Mask
Christy Dawn is using beautiful fabrics to launch its non-medical Sustainable Mask ($30), which comes in a 10-pack, but five of those will be shipped to you and the other five will be shipped to those in need. The mask is machine washable and reusable, too.
Los Angeles Apparel Facemask 3-Pack
The Los Angeles Apparel Facemask 3-Pack ($30) comes in one size, and proceeds help the company continue to donate the face masks they're creating to those in need. You'll find 22 different color options on the brand's site, though many are sold out. Unique features include an adjustable nose that forms to your face, as well as adjustable straps for comfort.
Johnny Was Pack Face Masks
The Johnny Was face masks are washable silk on the exterior and cotton on the interior. These non-medical grade masks come in a pack of 5 ($25) or a pack of 50 ($250), all in varying prints. For every pack sold, the brand has committed to donating a pack to someone on the front lines in need of protection within the community.
SHEIN Plaid Pattern Mouth Mask
SHEIN has a handful of cotton printed face masks you can choose from on the site, this 1pc Plaid Pattern Mouth Mask ($1) included. SHEIN is working hard as a company to donate surgical and anti-projection masks across the country. The brand has many donations to Germany, France, Spain, the UK, and the US.
abacaxi Cotton Face Mask
You'll receive one of abacaxi's Cotton Face Masks ($30) complimentary with any order. They're made eco-consciously in the Brooklyn home studio from leftover Indian handloom cotton and they feature a double layer for extra protection. If you prefer to buy them in packs of two or four, that option is also available.
Lucky Brand 5 Pack Cotton Face Masks
The Lucky Brand 5 Pack Cotton Face Masks ($25) are available for purchase beginning April 23, and they'll come with the buy five, give five component too. Until supplies run out, shoppers will also receive one free mask with every purchase from the site.
APL Personal Protection Shield
While not exactly a cotton mask, APL is committed to sending along these shields that are meant to be worn over another mask as an extra layer of protection. They're made from recyclable PET polyester plastic and they're reusable so long as you disinfect the surfaces after each wear. The brand is sending them free (while supplies last) to customers accompanying their shoe purchases on the website and is also donating them to healthcare workers in California.
Eugenia Kim Sculpted Mask in Neon
Eugenia Kim's Sculpted Mask ($20) was actually created from the label's Spring 2020 collection recycled fabric, which we love to hear. Five percent of proceeds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House New York, which is working on providing meals to families in need.
Citizens of Humanity Cotton Mask - Bulk
The Citizens of Humanity team has been able to produce 15,000 cotton masks per week out of its LA manufacturing facility, and has now made the Citizens of Humanity Cotton Mask available in Bulk ($250). 50 masks come in the pack and they'll be shipped out as early as May 4.
Rag & Bone Stealth Mask
The Rag & Bone Mask ($30) is made with recycled Rag & Bone materials from past seasons in NYC's garment district. They'll be available in limited editions and restocked occasionally, so you can keep checking back. For every mask purchased, $5 will be donated to City Harvest.
The Tie Bar Pink 5 Pack Fashion Cotton Face Masks
The Tie Bar's 5-Pack of Face Masks ($30) come in four different color themes and are crafted from shirting patterns unique to the brand. For every pack sold, five single-use masks are donated to hospitals Chicago as The Tie Bar's hometown community.
Viva Aviva Protective Cloth Face Masks
The Viva Aviva Protective Cloth Face Masks ($0-$10) come in a bursting tropical print and are distributed kindly from the brand. If your family is in need, you can request a set for free, but you can also buy a mask, or buy a mask and donate a mask. Proceeds from the masks will go to support Viva Aviva's factory workers, while donated masks are sent to hospitals and grocery store workers.
Lele Sadoughi Set of 3 Face Masks
Lele Sadoughi's Set of 3 Face Masks ($40) come with fun embellishments like pearls and embroidery. You can pre-order yours now with expected shipment on May 30. The brand has supported COVID-19 relief by donating thousands of headbands with button hooks to help healthcare workers feel comfortable in their medical masks.
Outdoor Voices Face Mask 5-Pack
Outdoor Voices is allowing customers to join the waitlist for the OV Face Mask 5-Pack ($25) which will ship out in mid-May. 100 percent of the proceeds from the fabric face masks will benefit Direct Relief. Get more information on the initiative here.
Eberjey Rosi Protective Face Mask
Eberjey's face masks are wonderfully made from recycled fabric and they include three different layers of protection. They're made in Miami, FL and also include a small pocket for a filter. For every Rosi Protective Face Mask ($20) sold, one is donated to a healthcare worker.
Kenneth Cole Wear in This Together Cotton Face Covering
The Kenneth Cole Wear in This Together Cotton Face Covering ($15) is reversible, reusable, and double-layered with cotton loops that go around your ears. What's more, when you purchase one, 10 percent of net sales go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Commando Non-Medical Cloth Face Mask 2-Pack
Clare V. Bisous Mask
The Clare V. Bisous Mask ($35) comes in an assorted four pack (all the fabric is deadstock and reused). These contrast print masks also have the signature red lips embroidered on the bottom. Clare V. continues to donate non-medical masks to those on the frontlines.
Old Navy Variety 5-Pack of Triple-Layer Cloth Face Masks
You can pick up an Old Navy Variety 5-Pack of Triple-Layer Cloth Face Masks ($13), which will come in a surprise range of patterns and colors. They're all made from excess fabric from Old Navy patterns, and the company is donating 50,000 of them to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Banana Republic Microfiber Face Mask for a Cause
The Banana Republic Microfiber Face Mask for a Cause ($20) has an adjustable wire at the nose and comes in a marled colorway. For every mask purchased, the company donates $10 to Feeding America's COVID-19 Response Fund.
Summersalt Face Coverings
The Summersalt Face Coverings ($32) come in a multi pack of three reusable, machine washable, adjustable masks. For every set sold, Summersalt will donate a face covering to organizations giving back and invites shoppers to DM the brand with charity recommendations on Instagram.
Skims Face Mask
Kim Kardashian launched the Skims Face Mask ($8) in shades like clay, sand, and cocoa. You can sign up for the next batch of masks, 10,000 of which will be donated to various charities for the fight against COVID-19. Read more about Kim's donation through Skims here.
Prabal Gurung Face Mask
The Prabal Gurung Limited Release Floral Jacquard Face Mask ($55) is created from upcycled fabrics and 10 percent of sales go toward Prabal's ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts.
Aviator Nation Face Mask
The Aviator Nation Bolt Mask ($28) is 100 percent organic cotton with 100 percent organic jersey lining. The brand's signature mask was first created in partnership with the Los Angeles Chargers (their logo is a bolt!), so this option has a backstory too. It'll be offered in black-and-white soon.