This post is not to create a debate around whether or not we should wear face masks as a means of preventing COVID19. I’m not a scientist. I’m not an epidemiologist. I’m not an expert. (Now, I do have friends that are and they recommend wearing a face covering, but that’s neither here nor there). For me, where I live (and I know that this is the case around most of the country (and most of the world)), face masks and/or cloth face coverings are required in businesses, events, etc. So, as much as I know they can be annoying, uncomfortable, and even sometimes frustrating – face masks are going to be around for awhile.
I’ve honestly been really concerned about the amount of PPE pollution… I can just go out for a walk and I will see dozens of used masks and gloves just littering the side of the roads. So, pretty early on, my family and I began using reusable, sustainable cloth masks.
And, because I am the way that I am, I immediately was really concerned about how all these cloth masks were getting made so quickly and how companies were making them so quickly. I think about the people behind each mask that gets made. So, yes, I even choose to shop ethically when it comes to face masks and cloth face coverings.
I’ve had quite a few of you reach out to ask which are my favorite and so I thought it would at least be helpful to do a round up of cloth face mask options. These are in no particular order…
Price range: $20-$30 for one. Many color and print options. All hand woven and/or hand embroidered.
Price Range: $30-35 for a set of five. Many color and print options. All made ethically with deadstock / unused fabric.
Price Range: $10. Lots of inspiring words and images.
Price range: $11-$14 for one or two in a pack. Lots of print options. Kids sizing available.
Price range: $10-$12. Kids and adults available.
Price: $13. Gorgeous hand embroidered masks. Kids and adult sizing.
Price range: $8-$15. TONS of options (literally so many styles and prints). Kids and adult sizing.
Price Range: $8.50-$9. Lots of really pretty prints! Kids and adults available.
Price: $6. Lots of styles and colors available.
Price: $5. Super soft triblend.
Price: $16. Made by hand with Cambodian Silk
Price: $12. Made in the USA out of recycled / upcycled bow ties and neck ties! Lots of size and print options.
Price: $14-$19.50. Gorgeous solids and prints. High fashion!
Price: $7-$30 for one to five masks.
Price: $11. Hand embroidered. Basic black with white embroidery.
Price range: $11-$18. Kids and adults available. TONS of print options.
Price: $12. Tons of print options. Handmade here in Durham, NC by my BFF. Best kids masks in my opinion!
Price: $18. Gorgeous prints!
Price: $19.50. Embroidered brown mask.
Price range: $13-$15. Beautiful prints and solids.
Price range: $6-$14. Printed or hand embroidered options.
Price range: $6-$10. Lots of print options and different facemask styles.
Price: $15. Beautiful Tanzanian Prints!
Price: $10. Cute prints!
Price $5 – $20. Masks AND face shields available!
Let me know what you think! If you have other brands you love, leave them in the comments below!