At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton and Prada jumped into action to produce PPE equipment for healthcare workers. As the fashion industry continues to offer its support to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, many brands have also started to make and sell non-medical face masks to the general public. Some brands, like Frankies Bikinis, are even offering complimentary masks with online purchases. (The CDC recommends that everyone should wear a cloth face mask when venturing outside.) The selling of these masks provides a source of income for the brands (companies large and small have seen a decline in traditional retail sales) and most brands have, smartly, included some give-back initiative along with mask purchases. Though the selling and purchasing of face masks is not to make a fashion statement, as covering up becomes the new normal you may find yourself looking for comfortable, reusable, and washable masks instead of DIYing one at home. Ahead, 36 face coverings to shop.
Summersalt's face masks are available in packs of three. They are all triple layered, adjustable behind the ears, and are made from recycled materials and 100 percent cotton. For every set sold, Summersalt will donate a face covering to an organization doing their part to help the larger community. (You can even nominate organizations for this by sliding into the brand's DMs with a name.)
Nordstrom offers a pack of six knit cotton masks that are washable and sits comfortably on your face. For every package of masks purchased, Nordstrom will donate a mask to help protect kids and families in their communities.
A pack of five fuss-free cotton face masks that will shield you when you're outdoors.
Never run out of face coverings again because Maaji is offering masks in packs of five. They come in assorted colors and vibrant prints.
This one-size fits all face mask features a butterfly and sun print and can be combined with another mask style for $18. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each mask will support the American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses.
Not a fan of flashy prints or bright colors? You'll likely gravitate towards these metallic options.
Cotton Citizen's double-layered cotton face masks have an adjustable nose bridge and elastic ear loops for a comfortable fit. The masks are made (remotely) right in Los Angeles.
These floral printed face masks are made from 100 percent cotton and are completely machine washable. They come in three different designs and for every mask purchased, LoveShackFancy will donate a second mask to a healthcare worker on the front lines.
This floral mask features multi-floral prints and gives off a moodier vibe.
These face masks are made in Los Angeles and come in a pack of five. Lucky Brand will donate five masks, when you buy five. Masks will be donated to the brand's "unhoused neighbors and low-income Angelenos through their community partners."
BlackStrap creates masks out of repurposed antimicrobial fabric that is both breathable and lightweight. For every mask sold, the brand will donate a mask to someone in need.
Eberjey's unisex, washable face masks are made from up-cycled fabric from past collections and include three layers of protection. The purchase of these masks goes directly towards keeping Eberjey's seamstresses actively working. (They're made in Miami, Florida.) For every mask sold, the brand is donating one to a health care worker.
Lele Sadoughi's face masks feature uplifting colorful prints. The masks come in a pack of three and they feature a three-layer design with classic ear straps, a metal nose piece, and an opening for a filter. The masks are machine washable. For every mask pack purchased, the brand will donate one custom designed headband to a medical worker (these headbands have button hooks to make medical masks more comfortable around the ears).
This black and white non-medical grade face mask is made from a cotton blend and cotton jersey. There is an opening to insert a filter, and the ties easily fit around your head. For each mask purchased, $3 is donated to the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Response.
Tabacaru Swim's face masks are made of up-cycled materials from the brand's current collection. The masks are reusable, washable, and are double layered with cotton on the inside and water-resistant fabric on the outside. Each mask comes with a N95 filter inside it and one extra N95 filter. Twenty percent of all mask sales will be donated to The Los Angeles Food bank.
Onzie uses multi-layer fabric made of "full flex spandex technology" to create its face masks. The fabric is stretchy, comfortable, quick drying, and breathable. The brand has donated over 15,000 masks, and counting, through its Mindful Mask give back initiative.
Goldie's face masks are made from high-quality double layered 100 percent Peruvian pima cotton for thickness and protection. (The cotton is sourced and manufactured in Peru.) The side ear pieces are made from elasticized ribbed loops.
This 100 percent cotton mask is made in the states and has a carbon insert made of five layers of "PM2.5 air mask filtering." This non-medical grade mask comes in a basic black color and is both washable/reusable.
Ari Jogiel's "Vanguard Guard to Guard Masks," are made in Los Angeles after the designer took some time to "research, design, source, test and create" the label's face masks. For every mask purchased, Ari Jogiel will donate a mask to a front line worker. The masks are made from two layers of anti-microbial fabric, has a built-in 100 percent cotton filter, and are washable/durable.
These one-size-fits-all unisex face masks come in a pack of five. The masks have built-in nose wires and are made with 100 percent cotton muslin. For each purchase, Sanctuary will donate a medical-grade mask to organizations in need.
Greylin's face masks come in a variety of prints from floral to gingham and are made from the brand's fabrics in Los Angeles. Filters aren't included with your mask, but there is a middle pocket for filter inserts. Its give-back mission is this: "Your purchase will help us match donations to homeless shelters and essential workers in the DTLA area."
This reusable, machine washable face mask features double layer, breathable fabrication with ribbon ties. Each mask will have a slight pattern variation and are made in the states. For every face mask purchased, the brand will donate masks essential workers on the front lines.
Christy Dawn's face masks are made from 100 percent dead stock cotton with easy-to-wear elastic ear straps. They are both reusable and washable by hand. Aside from the floral print, the brand also offers solid colors as well as stripes/plaids along with a kid-friendly face mask set.
Rag & Bone's face masks are crafted from upcycled ready-to-wear fabrications from the brand and are made in New York City. For transparency, the label reveals the cost to "produce and deliver a single mask" is $21. According to its website, with each face mask purchase, Rag & Bone will donate "$5 to City Harvest and those most affected by COVID-19 while reinvesting the remainder of proceeds to support local workers and the continued manufacturing of non-medical masks."
These 100 percent cotton, machine washable masks come in packs of four and contain neutral colors for those seeking more subdued hues. Each mask has an optional pouch for removable filters. For every face mask pack purchase, Jonathan Simkhai will donate a "civilian mask to local front line essential workers in need of non-medical mask protection."
The Mighty Company's wide range of glitter face masks are quickly selling out. The exterior of this piece is made from orange glitter stretch nylon while the inside is lined with 100 percent antimicrobial cotton. For each mask sold, the brand will make a second one that will be donated to The Midnight Mission homeless shelter in downtown Los Angeles.
This machine-washable protective mask is made of two layers of 100 percent cotton and features adjustable straps as well as a nose piece for a snug fit. Each mask comes with a "multi-layer PM2.5 Filter featuring 2 layers of Meltblown Filter and 1 layer of Carbon Activated Fabric." The filter should be replaced every seven days.
Tanya Taylor's pack of three machine washable face masks are made from upcycled fabric in mixed prints. Each mask has a double lining of fabric, nose clip, and elastic ear loops. For every pack purchased, Tanya Taylor will donate the funds to create one non-medical grade mask to be donated to a healthcare worker.
Reformation is offering face masks in a pack of five that will feature assorted prints and colors based on the fabrics they have on hand. If you prefer surprises, place an order with them to see what you'll receive. The brand is limiting purchases to two sets.