75 Retailers Selling (and Donating) Face Masks During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) has advised Americans to wear cloth face masks while out in public to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). These precautions were put in place to prevent the spread of the virus by those who are infected with it and are asymptomatic. The CDC advised wearing a cloth face covering when you're out in public places, like grocery stores and pharmacies, where the social-distancing guidelines are harder to follow. For many before the pandemic, face masks were not a part of their at-home collection. Luckily, a selection of retailers have now made protective face coverings available for purchase. For those who do not have masks already or prefer not to make a DIY face mask, buying one is an easy alternative.
In order to properly wear a face mask, it must fit closely against the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, include more than one layer of fabric, allow for breathing, and be able to be washed without getting damaged. It's worth noting that while these cloth face coverings are not medical-grade masks like the N95 respirators and surgical masks, which are being reserved for healthcare workers, they are still useful to put on when out in public. Wearing a cloth mask will not ensure protection against ingesting droplets, but it's a precautionary safety measure worth taking.
Ahead is a curated list of face masks that are available to buy online, including companies and brands that are doing their part by donating proceeds and masks to charities and hospitals to help those working against the virus. If you don't already have a mask or need another one for yourself or a loved one, shop these picks now and help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Society of Threads Face Mask Set
Complete with pockets for filters, a flexible nose bridge wire, and elastic adjusters to ensure a customized fit, this Society of Threads Face Mask Set ($25) will keep you and those around you safe from germs. In addition, the brand partnered with Macy's to donate 20,000 masks to support Soles4Souls, a charity that provides clothing and shoes to people who need them most.
Onzie Mindful Masks
The Onzie Mindful Masks ($28 each) are made with upcycled fabric from yoga clothing, meaning they are ultracomfortable. Onzie has donated thousands of masks to local hospitals, and proceeds are being donated to healthcare workers across America through a donation to the Center For Disaster Philanthropy.
Disney Cloth Face Masks
These Disney Cloth Face Masks ($20 for four) are pretty much made of magic! Through Sept. 30, all the profits from the sales will be donated to MedShare, a nonprofit organization that's distributing surplus medical supplies and equipment to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney is also donating one million of its face masks to families in vulnerable communities across the nation. If those aren't reasons to buy, we don't know what is.
Hedley & Bennett The Wake Up & Fight Mask
Buy one, give one when you purchase a Hedley & Bennett The Wake Up & Fight Mask ($22). These fabric face coverings are washable, reusable, and made with plush cotton. When you buy a mask, another mask will be donated to a doctor, nurse, first responder, grocery store employee, restaurant worker, or someone else on the front lines. For every three-pack and 20-pack purchased, five percent of sales goes toward donating more masks to others who are also affected.
Reformation 5X Masks
The sustainable brand Reformation launched its Millions of Masks initiative, and on the site you can decide between donating masks, purchasing a pack of non-medical grade masks, or these 5 Assorted Reusable Masks ($25), though they make take one-to-two weeks to ship due to high demand.
Jaanuu Antimicrobial-Finished Face Masks
The Jaanuu Antimicrobial-Finished Face Masks ($25) are made with antimicrobial-finished scrubs fabric to ensure the safety and health of those wearing them as well as those around you. For each mask the company sells, they donate another to an organization in need. Over 300,000 masks have already been donated, and the numbers are still rising.
PQ Swim MasQini Face Masks
The swimwear line PQ has repurposed their production lines, materials, and resources at this time to combat the spread of the virus. The brand is creating colorful and cute face coverings that are washable and reusable. All the proceeds from the PQ Swim MasQini Face Masks ($12 each) will go towards paying employees, as well as the charity of your choice. Just DM or email the company with your favorite charity, and they will ship free masks to the one of your choosing.
Matrushka Surprise Pattern Face Covering
Made with leftover scraps from the studio, the Matrushka Surprise Pattern Face Covering ($13 each) come in cute and funky prints and have three layers of fabric. Each mask features an adjustable nose bridge to ensure a more accurate fit for the user, and for every purchase, Matrushka will donate masks to hospital employees, park rangers, and other essential service workers.
Plover Organic Cotton Face Mask Set
The brand Plover is donating two masks for every two that get purchased. Made with sturdy cotton, each Plover Organic Cotton Face Mask ($35) is reusable and washable. You can choose from behind-the-ear elastic or ties for your mask, and for each set you buy, the brand will donate another set to essential workers and others in need.
Buck Mason Anti-Microbial Prevention Face Mask 5-Pack
Complete with an antimicrobial coating that will last up to 30 wash cycles, the Buck Mason Anti-Microbial Prevention Face Mask 5-Pack ($30 for five) is made with health and safety in mind. For each one bought, another will be donated. (Available for preorder.)
KES Sustainable Washable Face Mask
KES set in place a one-to-one 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.
Washable Matching Kid and Doll Protective Face Masks
Designed for children up to 12 years old, these Washable Matching Kid and Doll Protective Face Masks ($20 and up) actually come with a matching face covering for your little one's doll.
Rock 'n' Roll Handmade Washable Reusable Cloth Face Masks
Made by the LuLindsayBoutique on Etsy, these Rock 'n' Roll Handmade Washable Reusable Cloth Face Masks ($13 each) are double layered, as well as reusable. For every mask sold, the brand will donate one additional mask to aid local healthcare groups in need. Pick your favorite design, and start rockin'.
Los Angeles Apparel Face Mask Pack
The Los Angeles Apparel Face Mask Pack ($30) comes in one size with three mask, 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 might already be sold out. Unique features include an adjustable nose that forms to your face, as well as adjustable straps for comfort.
Greylin Collection Reusable Mask
With a handful of cute colors and designs, these Greylin Collection Reusable Masks ($13 each) are made with soft cotton and are machine washable and reusable. Each purchase will help the brand match donations to homeless shelters and essential workers in the downtown LA area.
LookHuman Face Mask Cover
Add a little character to your face mask when you layer the LookHuman Face Mask Cover ($14, originally $19) over it. It offers another fabric barrier, as well as a fun design. Each cover is made with soft polyester, is reusable, and is also machine washable. With countless designs on the site, there's sure to be a mask cover that fits your style just right.
TakeCare Supply Mask
The TakeCare Supply Mask ($15) has a spot inside for a filter, so you can be protected from airborne germs. In addition, it can be washed after every use with regular detergent and warm water, meaning that it stays clean each time you wear it. The behind-the-ear elastic bands ensure that it is secure on your face.
Speak Easy Travel Supply Cotton Face Mask
Buy one Speak Easy Travel Supply Cotton Face Mask ($14), and send another to a healthcare worker in need. These colorful masks get donated with each purchase, so buy as many as you need, and let the matched amount be donated.
Assorted Non-Medical Lifestyle Mask Pack
This Assorted Non-Medical Lifestyle Mask Pack ($24) comes with three colorful face masks in each set. They are machine washable and sustainably made using the unused fabric scraps from the spring and summer collection. For every mask sold, the brand will donate a mask to those in need in Bali. Additionally, all the profits will go directly to Direct Relief, a nonprofit organization providing medical-grade equipment to those on the frontlines. (Available for preorder.)
Washable and reusable, the Goodfight Mask ($30) features an internal filter sleeve inside. For each mask sold, Goodfight will donate a mask to local institutions in need of personal protection equipment, meaning you're doing your part to help those in the community.
Rais Case USA Made Designer Mask Collection
The Rais Case USA Made Designer Mask Collection ($22) has trendy and cute masks that aid in stopping the spread of germs. Each purchase goes directly to supporting those on the front lines by providing them with free masks.
Aerie Reusable Face Mask
This cute Aerie Reusable Face Mask ($15) features an antimicrobial finish that helps prevent the growth of on-mask bacteria, plus it's water-resistant and washable. In addition, 20 percent of the proceeds from the mask sales go to Crisis Text Line, a text-based crisis service providing confidential support to those in need.
Sanctuary Clothing 5-Pack Fashion PPE Masks
With every purchase of these Sanctuary Clothing 5-Pack Fashion PPE Masks ($28), Sanctuary will provide masks to organizations in need. (Available for preorder.)
Under Armour Sportswear Face Mask
The Under Armour Sportswear Face Mask ($30) is a reusable, water-resistant covering with a three-layer fabric that feels cool, is breathable, and has been treated with PROTX2, which, according to a news release, is a "non-metal anti-microbial technology" shown in lab tests to destroy 99.9 percent of COVID-19 within 10 minutes. (Note: the US Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly reviewing the effectiveness of PROTX2 on the Under Armour mask specifically. According to an Under Armour representative, that is why, on UA.com, the description for this mask reads, "does not protect against viruses.") (Available for preorder.)
Jack and Mulligan 5X Reusable Masks
The Jack and Mulligan 5X Reusable Masks ($25) are machine washable and reversible, featuring a black print on one side and a white print on another. A portion of proceeds from each purchase will be donated to the CDC Foundation's Emergency Response Fund.
Society6 Face Masks
With a massive selection of designs, these Society6 Face Masks ($14, originally $17) are made by independent artists around the world. A portion of the proceeds will go to World Central Kitchen, a group of food first responders who provide meals to those who need them most right now.
Jungle Girl It's a Jungle Out There Face Masks
Made with 100 percent cotton, the Jungle Girl It's a Jungle Out There Face Mask ($30) will add a cute pattern to your mask collection. Wash it when needed.
Winter Session Adult Face Mask
Buy one Winter Session Adult Face Mask ($16), and give one to an essential care worker. This reusable fabric face mask is made with two layers of dense cotton fabric that protects and shields yourself and others from airborne droplets.
Old Navy Variety 10-Pack of Triple-Layer Cloth Face Masks
Made from excess fabric from some of Old Navy's most popular items, these Old Navy Variety 10-Pack of Triple-Layer Cloth Face Masks ($25) help keep others around you safe. Each pack comes with ten surprise patterns, making it that much more fun.
Kylie Skin Lips Fabric Face Mask
Kylie Skin's Fabric Face Masks ($14) come in two different designs: a black one with the Kylie Skin logo and a baby pink one with a set of lips printed on it. Both of the masks are washable and reusable, and they also come with a slot for customers to add their own filters for extra protection.
Hedley & Bennett x Rifle Paper Co. Mask
Hedley & Bennett teamed up with Rifle Paper Co. to create a limited-edition collection of masks. These Hedley & Bennett x Rifle Paper Co. Masks ($22) are cute, colorful, and affordable. The two brands are donating 25,000 masks to Baby2Baby's COVID relief efforts, so every purchase you make counts.
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.
Carter's Floral Face Mask
Perfect for kids ages 2 to 14, this Carter's Floral Face Mask ($3) is washable and cute. With each mask, Carter's is providing little ones with an illustrated "My Hero Mask" guide, which highlights essential workers and helps them understand why wearing masks is important.
Cosabella Never Say Never Pleated Face Mask
This Cosabella Never Say Never Pleated Face Mask ($18) can be hand washed and features soft, covered elastic ear straps.
Uncommon Goods Children's Rainbow Face Coverings
Little ones will love these colorful designed-by-kids Uncommon Goods Children's Rainbow Face Coverings ($25 for two). The best part is that 100 percent of proceeds from sales of will go to NYC's public hospitals.
Nordstrom 6-Pack Adult Pleated Cotton Face Masks
These cotton Nordstrom 6-Pack Adult Pleated Cotton Face Masks ($24) are easy to wash and comfortable to wear.
This set of two Rothy's Face Masks ($10) are made with the brand's 3D-knitting technology that it uses on its shoes. There are also little microfiber swatches on the interior of the mask that help it stay in place, meaning you don't have to constantly adjust it. (Note: These masks are currently sold out, but they are constantly being restocked.)
Live Well Facemask Set
This eco-conscious Live Well Facemask Set ($9 for three) provides 99.9 percent UV protection and is specially made to guard against skin irritation. In addition, the brand has donated 3,000 fabric face masks to local homeless centers in LA and New York.
White House Black Market 3-Pack of Face Coverings
With adjustable ear loops and two layers of polyester, these White House Black Market 3-Pack of Face Coverings ($15) are comfortable and cute.
Madewell Three-Pack Non-Medical Face Masks
Popular clothing brand Madewell linked up with J. Crew to sell and donate 75,000 single-use medical-grade face masks to Montefiore Health System hospitals in New York. These Madewell Three-Pack Non-Medical Face Masks ($20) are made with an antimicrobial and water-repellant finish as well as three layers complete with a filter.
Ari Jogiel The Voyager Mask
The Ari Jogiel The Voyager Mask ($28) is a three-layer face covering that features a customized fit to offer optimal protection to those who wear it. A portion of the sales goes to The Conscious Kid Foundation, which helps fight racism in schools.
1AND1 Life x UNFPA Reusable Face Mask
This double-layered 1AND1 Life x UNFPA Reusable Face Mask ($12) is washable, reusable, and made with comfortable cotton and polyester. One-hundred percent of the proceeds are donated to Friends of UNFPA, the official nonprofit of UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency.
Werkshop Starry Night Face Mask
Made out of soft athleisure fabric, this Werkshop Starry Night Face Mask ($26) features two thick layers of fabric at the nose and mouth areas. A percentage of the proceeds for these face masks will be donated to COVID-19 disaster relief.