I wasn’t sure if I should do this post, but it looks like the demand for reusable face masks isn’t going away anytime soon. Even if we beat COVID-19, mask-wearing might still become the norm like in some Asian countries.¬†So if we’re going to wear non-medical grade masks, they might as well be cute and sustainable. The reusable masks I chose are handmade by indie Canadian designers. The masks are machine washable, although I would recommend handwashing those with nose bridge wires.
The designs I curated are floral heavy, but I included unisex design options and noted when kids sizes are offered.
Let’s continue to save the medical-grade masks for frontline workers. Remember that wearing non-medical masks¬†do not prevent COVID-19 alone. Keep social distancing and washing your hands. Mask wearing is recommended when it’s impossible to keep a 2-metre distance from other people in places such as stores or public transit.
Rightful Owner‘s floral and gingham cotton face masks are made with vintage and deadstock fabrics.
Hayley Elsaesser‘s quilted jersey masks feature her signature colorful prints and designs. 20% of net proceeds will go to Black Lives Matter Toronto.
Simones Rose Boutique‘s adorable Babushka print quilted cotton face masks comes with a nose bridge wire and a slot to insert a filter. Available in 3 sizes.
Encircled offer 3- or 5-packs of black masks made from a blend of GOTS-certified cotton and recycled polyester. Each includes an inside pouch for a filter insert or additional layer of fabric. You can also donate a pack of masks.
Hannah Isolde’s 2-layer cotton masks have the sweetest details.
Eve Gravel‘s abstract-print cotton face masks have adjustable straps. They¬†donate a percentage of its mask sales to several humanitarian organizations.
Jennifer Glasgow‘s masks are are made with high quality cotton and lined with organic cotton. Includes a pouch to add a filter. Also available in kids sizes.
Ellie Mae Studio‘s masks are handsewn in Canada and uses Liberty of London cotton from Britain. Includes a pocket for a filter insert and adjustable ear loop ties.
The Good Tee‘s fair trade face masks are made from deadstock organic cotton. 20% of proceeds from face mask sales will go towards¬†Music Share, which combats social isolation through music programming in seniors homes. Their services help stimulate emotional responses in the older adults they work with to combat the negative effects of social isolation.
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