The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that you wear a cloth face covering when you leave your home. Practicing social distancing can be tough in places like the grocery store or pharmacy, and while a cloth mask doesn’t provide the same protection as a medical mask (which should be reserved for healthcare workers), it can help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
When it comes to these face coverings, you can make your own or buy an already-made mask. Face masks have been a little hard to come by, so we’ve rounded up where you can find one to purchase. Reminder that a cloth face mask should have multiple layers of fabric to work effectively.
Etsy is a goldmine for handmade items, so it’s no surprise that tons of creators are offering cloth face masks right now. There are a bunch of patterns and styles to choose from, so here are a few of our faves.
Like Etsy, eBay has multiple sellers offering reusable cloth face masks. It’s a little harder to sift through because a search brings up outdoor activity masks and face coverings, but there are some masks suitable for social distancing purposes as well. Here are a few good ones we found.
Shami Oshun is an independent fashion designer who specializes in 3D printing and color-changing fabrics. She is selling color-changing face masks in pink, purple, and blue for $38. The fabric is UV activated and will change colors in the sun.
This pack comes with three cotton face masks featuring adjustable nose wiring to form to your face. There are a few different color options available, costing $30 for a three-pack.
The designer bag company has also made the pivot to face masks, offering packs of five non-medical grade masks that are made with recycled scrap materials from its production line. Because of the high demand, these masks are expected to ship April 17 through May 4. The five-pack costs $25.