· By Emelie Conroy
Where To Buy Affordable Face Mask Online - That Looks Good!
Per CDC recommendation in Mid-April to wear masks in public, we have gotten quite a few questions on where to buy online. Since our production partners are in Indonesia, it would take weeks if not at least a month to deliver masks to USA. We round up 10 online stores (with a surprise on #10) - small businesses and artisans - where you can get cute and affordable masks.
But first, here is a guideline from CDC on how we should wear our masks:
- fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- be secured with ties or ear loops
- include multiple layers of fabric
- allow for breathing without restriction
- be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly? How regularly?
Yes. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use.
How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering?
A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.
How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering?
Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Face masks online for purchase:
Dazey LA embraces slow fashion methods to bring customers high quality, eco-friendly clothing. Every purchase at Dazey is in support of small, female owned business made with the environment in mind, so you can feel good about where your hard-earned dollars go!
THIS 2-PACK INCLUDES ALL 4 DAZEY PRINT MASKS:
-1 NUDES PRINT BLACK
-1 NUDES PRINT WHITE
Dazey LA Mask - Pack of 2 $40.00
2. COIN 1804
Established in 2005, Coin 1804 began their journey of creating a premium lifestyle brand with awareness of environment comfort, style and quality. Based in Los Angeles, Coin 1804 has since evolved into complete ready to wear knit for all.
- Botanical Assorted Mask
- Inside Lining Is Pre-Washed 100% Cotton Material
- Machine Washable OR Hand Wash Recommended
- Made in USA
- L.A. Protects - Mask Quality Check Approved
- Available in S / M / L
Coin 1804 Mask - Pack of 4 $25.00
Made with heart and soul in Los Angeles, CA from up-cycled fabrics used in yoga clothing. Onzie has donated thousands of masks to local hospitals and proceeds will be donated to healthcare workers across America through a donation to the Center For Disaster Philanthropy.
- Non-medical, reusable face mask with elastic straps
- 2-pack of pre-packed assorted colors
- Fabric is stretchy, quick-drying and breathable
- Please wash before wearing with cold water and dry in the sunshine
- These masks are not FDA-approved as medical devices
- These masks are not certified Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Approved apparel manufacturer of LA Protects: A collective of LA manufacturers pulling together to help meet the mayor of Los Angeles' goal of producing 5M non-medical masks
Onzie Mindful Mask - Pack of 2 $24.00
4.GREAT LAKE SEWING - on ETSY
If you are all about supporting artisan business, Etsy is the best place to do so. Great Lake Sewing got a really awesome tye-dye mask and it is selling fast.
This face mask is made of polyester/spandex blend "boardshort" fabric in pink and orange tie dye print. Boardshort fabric is water-resistant and super breathable. This is a 2-layer fitted style that contours over the nose and under the chin. It fits most adults and has an inner pocket to allow for an extra filter. Mask is washable and reusable. Made in the USA.
Great Lake Sewing Mask - $15.99 each
5. MASKS FOR A CAUSE
This initiative is started by a handbag company, M.Andonia, that has been in operation since the 70's. For every mask purchased one is donated to the First Responders, Grocery Store workers, Restaurant employees and Homeless Shelters.
- Face Mask Size: 7.5" x 3.5".
- 100% Cotton mask.
- Prints may vary.
- Made in the USA.
- Nose guard can be shaped to your face.
- These are NOT direct substitutes for N95, surgical, or procedural masks and are NOT FDA approved. However, these masks, if used correctly, should help contribute to less person-to-person droplet transmission.
- These masks are intended to help inadvertently touch your face.
- Caution should be exercised when using this option. For environments where cross contamination is concerned a surgical mask is recommended.
Mask for a Cause Mask - $9.99 each
6. KENNY FLOWERS
For every mask you buy, Kenny Flowers will donate a mask in Bali (to individuals, families and communities in need) and remaining proceeds will be donated to Direct Relief - a non-profit delivering medical-grade masks and other protective gear to healthcare organizations on the frontline across the USA.
- Made ethically in Bali from leftover fabric
- Reusable, machine-washable (or hang to dry while you sleep)
- One size fits all, adjustable tie straps
- Fabrics may vary: 100% comfortable woven cotton or island-soft rayon
- Non-medical grade, not intended for clinical use
- Launder before wearing
- Final sale, no returns/exchanges
Kenny Flowers Mask - Pack of 3 $24.00
In 1997 Sanctuary was founded in Los Angeles by husband and wife team, Ken and Deb Polanco. With over 20 years of experience, they have grown from master pant makers into a full women’s collection. Each collection captures the laid-back aesthetic of California, effortless attitude of New York and the adventurous spirit of the world to inspire and guide women through their 24/7 style.
Sanctuary's Essential Lifestyle Family Mask Pack is designed to create a barrier to protect you and your kids from the environment around you, while also making you feel confident. This unisex PPE mask pack comes in an assortment of 5 adult masks (1 Black Camo, 1 Heritage Camo, 1 Cheeky Camo, 1 Baby Leopard & 1 Classy Cat) and 5 kids masks (2 Dinos, 1 Heritage Camo, 1 Pink Camo, and 1 Baby Leopard) as seen on celebrities like Ben Affleck, Ana De Armas, and Alessandra Ambrosio.
Sanctuary Family Bundle Mask - Pack of 10 $42.00
This washable and reusable dual-layer face mask is crafted from soft cotton combined with a polyester that is enhanced with silver-infused fibers to inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria. The mask is for general purpose use only and, with a filtering layer, helps provide the wearer with everyday protection against large droplets. Perfect for a trip to the grocery store, pharmacy, essential errands, or public transportation.
* Available in a pack of 10
* Fabric Contents: Gray - 60% Cotton;40% silver-infused Polyester;2% spandex;Lining: 100% polypropylene
Khaki - 70% Cotton;30% silver-infused Polyester;2% spandex;Lining: 100% polypropylene
* SILVERbac™ antimicrobial technology powered by silver-infused fibers that inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Lab tested
* Machine washable; tumble dry. Can be hand washed
* Available in standard size and oversized. Dimensions: Standard size: 8.75”L x 5”H; oversized: 9.5”L x 5.5”H
* Made at WestPoint Home's factory in Bahrain
Gryphon Mask - Set of 10 $30.00
9. SHE IN
Looking for masks for the men in your life or your kids? Head out to She In website to see many options!
- Color: Pastel Multicolor
- Pattern Type: Plain
- Composition: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex
She In Mask - Pack of 4 $7.00
10. DIY DIY DIY! No sewing machine needed
Now... some of you after seeing all the options out there were thinking, wait up!? I can actually make these myself at home! We, at Everina, surely have done both DIY AND purchase masks online. If you are feeling crafty, why not make your own. Sewing can be some form of therapy and, according to a 2018 Harvard Business Review Study, learning new skills can help us in coping our stress.
To purchase materials, Michael's and Joann Online got some tips for us crafters on what to buy. Basic needs for face mask are:
- Two rectangular cotton fabric
- Two pieces of elastic (or rubber bands, bra bands, string, cloth strips, or hair ties)
- Needle and thread (or bobby pin)
Here is an online tutorial that we have tried it ourselves and have worked out great - without sewing machine!
Another tutorial here, different style of mask.
We hope that these all helpful for you babes. These are such hard times that we are living in but we will get through this together and rise up!
Stay healthy and positive ❤︎