I hope by now we can all agree that wearing a mask when you leave your house, or when you’re around other people, is crucial to slowing the spread of COVID-19. The US of A has done a pretty pisspoor job of flattening the curve, and many local governments have chosen to re-open their cities way too quickly. Which means we all need to do our part to cover our germy faces and slow the spread of the virus. After a little crowd sourcing on Instagram (thank you for all your suggestions!), I’ve rounded up my favorite mask sellers — most of whom use scrap or deadstock fabric, and are engaging in some kind of buy one/give one or charitable donation program.
Cloth masks made from deadstock vintage fabrics. They offer adult size, teen size — which is great if you’re a gal with a small face, and kids’ size. Nose wire, filter slot, and over ear elastics (tie in a knot to adjust). Shop here.
Two layers of organic cotton, over the ear straps. They come in a single, double, or quad pack. Shop here.
100% Kona quilter’s cotton, available in 3-packs only. Nose wire, filter slot, and straps that tie around the back of the neck/head. For every pack sold, a pack is donated to healthcare workers. Shop here.
Woven cotton masks from deadstock material. Straps that tie around the back of the neck/head. Available in single packs, 5-packs, or 6-packs. For every mask sold, one is donated to healthcare workers. Shop here.
Made in San Francisco. Cotton/poly blend with an inner pouch for filter. Available in 2-packs, 3-packs and 6-packs. They also make a kids’ size. For every mask sold, Shop Camp donates to a new organization monthly. They are currently donating to National Bail Out. Shop here.
Grab bag style 3-packs made from vintage or scrap fabric. Each set is a variety, but you’re unable to select your exact patterns. You can buy a set for yourself, or buy a set to donate to a homeless shelter or healthcare facility in Los Angeles. Shop here.
Black-owned company, based in Detroit. Triple layer woven 100% wax cotton fabric, handmade in Baltimore. Elastic straps around the head/neck. A percentage of sales is donated to Feed The Frontlines (the amount donated is based on the number of masks you purchase). Shop here.
Triple layered, up-cycled pima cotton from their t shirts. Elastic ear straps. Available in single or triple packs. Kids’ size also available. Made in Santa Ana, California. Shop here.
Made from metallic and glitter fabrics, finished with anti-microbial lining. Ear loops. Kids’ size available. Made in Los Angeles. For every mask sold, one is donated to the Midnight Mission homeless shelter in Downtown LA. Shop here.
Double layer cotton made from leftover bandana scraps. Pleated with elastic ear loops. Pocket for filter. Available in single pack, 6-pack, or 24-pack. Shop here.
Black-owned. 3-ply 100% Polypropylene nonwoven fabric with round elastic ear-loops. Really fun colors/patterns. Available in adult, teen and kid sizes — in 4-packs only. For every mask sold, one is donated to a health worker or family in need. Shop here.
Printed fabric masks and Orville Peck style fringe masks. Filter pocket inside. Shop here.
Zero waste cotton face masks made from Lykke Wullf fabric scraps. Available in 3-packs and 6-packs. Shop here.