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As COVID-19 continues to impact our world, our daily lives continue to change. From us respecting stay-at-home orders to turning our planned holiday travels into staycations and spending time with loved ones virtually, people all over the world are doing their part to flatten the curve. To help combat the virus, more and more retailers are starting to make fabric face masks that we can purchase to use as face coverings.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend that people wear face masks in public settings where it’s not possible to practice social distancing. Since many people could have the virus and be asymptomatic, these masks are extremely important as their use can “slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.”
The CDC advises that your fabric mask should have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric, completely cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly against your face without any gaps.
Also important to note, White House advisor and immunologist Dr. Fauci recently said that double-masking during the COVID-19 pandemic “makes common sense.” So it’s a good time to stock up!
While you can make a face mask with things you already have at home, like a scarf or bandana, many of our favorite retailers are selling their own fabric face masks right now. Keep reading for more details on 15 brands that are currently selling face masks (and keep in mind that most are final sale).
The boho retailer is currently selling a wide range of colorful face masks. Starting at $6, you can snag reusable masks from brands like Amadi, Emily Daws and Sanctuary.
Made of polyester and spandex with a cotton lining, these masks from Athleta are designed for all-day comfort. These masks have three layers to keep you safe and adjustable ear loops.
Shop: Everyday Non Medical Masks 5 Pack, $20
These dual-layer masks from Caraa are washable and these “Winter Masks are thicker and warmer than the Universal Masks and featured wider ear elastics.”
Shop: Caraa 5 Winter Adult Masks, $25
Disney-lovers (especially “Star Wars” fans of all ages) will love the brand’s character face masks. From Baby Yoda to Mickey Mouse, wearers can channel their favorite Disney alter-ego.
Shop: Disney Cloth Face Masks 4-Pack Pixar, $19.99
Sold in packs, Everlane’s face masks are made of 100 percent cotton, and for every five-pack sold, the company we’ll be donating 10 percent of sales to the ACLU.
Shop: Everlane The 100% Human Face Mask 5-Pack, $25
Coming in packs of three, Gap Factory’s adult face masks are available in a ton of different prints and colors. Made of triple-layer cotton, these masks also an adjustable nose piece so wearers can get a perfect fit.
Shop: Gap Factory Adult Contour Mask with Filter Pocket (3-Pack), $5.99 (Orig. $18)
Not only does Joann have all of the materials you need if you’d like to DIY your own fabric face mask, but you can also shop finished masks that are ready to wear now for as cheap as $1.
Shop: Joann Adult Red Plaid Cotton Face Mask with Slider, $1 (Orig. $3.99)
Coming in over 40 different patterns, Look Human’s face masks are machine-wash friendly and just $13.99. Right now, you can save with code rushmore.
Shop: LGBTQ+ Planets Flat Face Mask, $9.79 (Orig. $13.99)
Madewell’s cotton masks have a filter in them so you’re going to want to hand-wash these. The brand is also giving back: “Madewell and J.Crew have donated 75,000 single-use face masks to Montefiore Medical Center in New York.”
Available in both adult and kid sizes, Onzie’s face masks are made with Full Flex Spandex technology so they are breathable, stretchy and quick-drying.
Shop: Onzie Mindful Mask Two Pack, $24
Made of 100 percent cotton, these double-layer, printed face masks are machine-wash friendly. These masks are not returnable or exchangeable.
Shop: Assorted Printed Masks, Set of 5, $38
Designed for all-day comfort, Rendall Co. masks have a copper noseband that easily bends for a snug fit. They also comfortably fit over N-95 masks.
Shop: Rendall Co. Sentry Mask, $15.99 (Orig. $19)
Selling a variety of face masks, the well-known shoe brand is also selling face mask chains that hook onto your mask and help to hold it when you aren’t wearing it.
Shop: Steve Madden Combat Silver Glitter Mask, $9.95
Available right now for preorder, The Sis Kiss is offering three different face masks including one that kids can color on with markers for a personal touch.
Shop: TSK Face Masks Color Me!, $12
Uncommon Goods’ rainbow face coverings are not only cute and colorful (and designed by kids), but are also 100 percent of the profits go to NYC Health + Hospitals.
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