Fashion has a way of taking our core wardrobe essentials and turning them into statement pieces. Consider the trusty trench coat: originally created to shield soldiers from the elements but, over time, turned into one of the most distinctive utility apparel items a person could own. It's no surprise, then, that the
face coverings we've been advised by the CDC to wear for minimizing the spread of COVID-19 have been embraced by the fashion world. Masks may still feel like an unusual addition to our daily routines because of the way they conceal the parts of ourselves that are normally exposed, but that doesn't mean our identities have to be hidden too. By opting for a stylish face mask in the right print to suit your own aesthetic and making a purchase you know will benefit those in need, wearing a fashionable face mask can become more than just our collective responsibility — it can be an entirely new form of self-expression.
"It just felt like there was a need [for a stylish face mask]," says Hillary Taymour, founder of the sustainable clothing brand
Collina Strada. "I was wearing brightly colored masks walking over the bridge daily to the studio and it put a smile on everyone’s face. So why not bring that to the general public?" Taymour began producing non-medical face masks in mid-March, drawing on the crafty skills of model and friend Sasha Melnychuk to design something protective yet personal. The final product was a remarkable marriage of motifs featuring Collina Strada's signature ribbons — a fixture of the brand's runway shows — and the vibrant patterns of already available deadstock fabric. "With every purchase [of a Collina Strada mask], you are donating five masks to healthcare workers," Taymour says. "The design just brings a little sunshine during one of the most difficult times we have seen in this lifetime."
Taymour was one of many designers to pivot to non-medical face mask production with the goal of giving back as the coronavirus crisis hit its devastating crescendo. Companies like Reformation and Sanctuary also reacted quickly by organizing local manufacturers to do the same using fabrics from their warehouses. New York-based label
Alice+Olivia announced that it would donate 5,000 face masks to medical centers around the country while selling consumer-friendly options online. In addition to equipping customers with the coverings they need, founder Stacey Bendet pointed out a greater purpose of this initiative: "Let's show support for our community and the doctors, nurses, delivery workers, and first responders who are combatting this crisis on the front lines,” she said in a press release. The more non-medical face masks made available to the public, the less of a strain there will be on the medical-grade materials our heroes on the front lines require to protect themselves on the job.
Ahead, we've rounded up a list of fashion brands that are enhancing the process of mask manufacturing with their unique brands of sartorial
savoir-faire. Face coverings are a crucial way for us to keep one another safe when we're in public, and they aren't going anywhere. So go ahead and get comfortable with one that speaks to your own style, be that in the form of something upcycled, a badass camo print, delicate florals — even toile, if that's your thing. You do you, as long as you're doing it responsibly. COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic. Go to the CDC website for the latest information on symptoms, prevention, and other resources. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. 1 of 44 Slip Silk Reusable Face Mask
Slip's face mask is made from 100% silk (of course) and features an adjustable nose bridge and earloops and includes a reusable pouch.
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Reusable Face Mask, $39.00
Buy 2 of 44 Skims Seamless Face Mask
Kim K. does it again with her ever-popular range of seamless face masks in an extensive selection of neutral hues.
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Seamless Face Mask, $8.00
Buy 3 of 44 Milk It Recycled Woven Face Mask
, Urban Outfitters has got your mask needs covered. This particular option by Milk It is made from recycled cotton and features adjustable straps.
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Recycled Woven Reusable Face Mask, $20.00
Buy 4 of 44 Rachel Comey Face Masks
Rachel Comey has created a stylish selection of printed face masks made sustainably from archival material.
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Naylor Mask, $40.00
Buy 6 of 44 Baggu Fabric Mask Set
All Baggu face masks are made of 100% organic quilters cotton, which is extra effective at blocking out respiratory droplets due to its tight weave and thick thread. Additionally, they have adjustable straps, a pocket for a filter insert, and of course, come in Baggu's unique range of funky colors and patterns. For every pack of masks sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a rotating selection of organizations.
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Fabric Loop Mask (Set of 3), $32.00
Buy 7 of 44 Collina Strada Fashion Face Mask With Bows
Collina Strada is a fashionable platform for climate awareness, social awareness, change, and self-expression — all of which come together in the designer's beautifully made face masks. The masks, made from deadstock materials, fasten with delightfully patterned bows and feature an opening to insert your filter inside. With the purchase of one mask for yourself, you will also be providing five more to healthcare workers in New York City.
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Flower Mask x Tomi Koni Turquoise, $150.00
Buy 8 of 44 Tory Burch Printed Face Mask, Set of 3
Excluding the cost of production, all additional proceeds from these lightweight moisture-wicking face masks will be donated to International Medical Corps working to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to the Tory Burch Foundation, working to advance women’s empowerment and women entrepreneurs.
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Printed Face Mask, Set of 3 With Pouch, $35.00
Buy 9 of 44 Jennifer Behr Embroidered Scattered Pearl Mask
With every mask set purchased, this New York-based brand is donating a set of masks to essential workers. 25% of the profits from their sales will also be donated to DirectRelief.org to help equip health professionals in resource-poor communities.
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Embroidered Scattered Pearl Mask, $198.00
Buy 10 of 44 LoveShackFancy x Stoney Clover Face Mask Set
These super sweet masks by LoveShackFancy are sewn by hand, double lined, and made from their signature floral fabric scraps. Grab one while you can because they've been known to sell out quick!
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LSF x Stoney Clover Face Mask Set, $34.00
Buy 11 of 44 The Great The Face Mask
The Great's face masks are made in Los Angeles from their remnant fabric, are double-layered, and have adjustable straps. For every purchase, they donate a mask to the staff at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
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The Face Mask., $12.00
Buy 12 of 44 KES Peace Face Covering, 2-Pack
The unisex designs by sustainable brand KES feature adjustable drawstrings so you can fasten your mask to the perfect fit. They're made from a breathable, 100% silk charmeuse fabric. You can opt for a simple shades of white and black or go for something a little more playful such as cobalt blue or gingham.
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Peace Silk Face Covering, 2-Pack, $27.00
Buy 13 of 44 St. John Artisinal Milano Knit Mask
American luxury house St. John launched a striking selection of limited-edition Care Masks that are sustainably crafted from surplus pique fabric. Plus, when you buy one of these masks, St. John will donate three non-surgical antimicrobial masks to those in need.
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Milano Knit Mask, $45.00
Buy 14 of 44 PACT Face Mask 3-Pack
Pact's 3-pack of reusable face masks come in 3 universally flattering shades and are made of 100% organic cotton with an anti-microbial inner layer and splash-resistant outer layer for added protection
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Face Mask 3-Pack,
$30.00 $10.00 Buy 15 of 44 Vera Bradley Cotton Face Mask
Vera Bradley quickly converted their Fort Wayne sewing facility to manufacture cotton face masks to help protect essential workers and the general public — and it comes as no surprise that you can choose between all sorts of the brand's signature paisley prints, brightly colored motifs, and even limited edition Harry Potter themed masks. These non-medical masks are made from soft cotton and feature dual-layer protection with an inside slip opening for a disposable filter.
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Harry Potter™ Pleated Mask - 2 Pack,
$24.00 $8.00 Buy 16 of 44 Find Your Mask Tie Dye Face Mask
These highly-rated double-layer masks from Etsy come in two shades of trendy tie-dye and 2 sizing options. Reviewers also rave about the masks' perfect fit.
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Tie Dye Fashion Face Mask,
$11.99 $10.79 Buy 17 of 44 Lisa Says Gah Knit Mask
Made from a soft ribbed knit, we're positive you can find a Lisa Says Gah mask to coordinate with any outfit. Even better, with every mask purchase, they'll donate 2 meals to the San Francisco Marine Food Bank.
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Baby Rib Knit Mask, $18.00
Buy 18 of 44 Cynthia Rowley Embroidered Cotton Mask
Cynthia Rowley has produced a really nice variety of 100% cotton face masks in both happy floral prints and sleek solids. We especially enjoy the detail of this embroidered version, which comes in five chic colorways.
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Embroidered Cotton Mask, $58.00
Buy 19 of 44 Araks Protective Face Mask
To benefit frontline healthcare workers, 20% of the proceeds from Araks Protective Face Masks will be donated to GetUsPPE, a non-profit grassroots coalition organized to address the PPE shortage worldwide. These beautiful masks are made of 100% cotton with adjustable ties and come in a solid selection of unique colors and prints.
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Protective Face Mask, $40.00
Buy 20 of 44 Sanctuary Modern Art Scrunchie Mask, 4-Pack
L.A.-based brand Sanctuary has launched its
Essential Lifestyle Masks
for consumers, designed to create a fashion-forward barrier to protect you from your surroundings. At the same time, the company is using its resources and the profits of its lifestyle masks to produce over 5 million N95 masks to support the medical community (N95s are not for sale) as they battle this virus on the frontlines across the nation.
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Modern Art Scrunchie Mask, 4 Pack, $28.00
Buy 21 of 44 Graf Lantz Zenbu Organic Cotton Face Mask
Graf Lantz's double-layered organic cotton mask features a filter pocket, adjustable ear straps, metal noseband, and is available in both regular and petite sizes. Even better, for every mask purchased Graf Lantz is donating ten meals to
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Regular Zenbu Organic Cotton Face ... , $22.00
Buy 22 of 44 BaubleBar Adjustable Face Mask Set of 2
As a go-to destination for gifts and jewelry, of course BaubleBar has added face protection to their accessory repertoire. These mask sets are soft, breathable, and double layered with adjustable ear loops.
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Adjustable Face Mask Set of 2,
$12.00 $8.00 Buy 23 of 44 Royal Jelly Harlem Adult Face Mask
You may have seen this exact blue seersucker face mask being worn by the Duchess of Sussex herself! If this classic summer print isn't totally your vibe, Royal Jelly Harlem makes adult and children's masks in a wide range of colors and patterns. Each one is made of 100% cotton, double-lined, and includes a filter pocket.
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Adult Mask, $15.00
Buy 24 of 44 DSquared2 Techno Knit Face Mask
For a little extra confidence boost, we recommend a face mask by DSquared2. This one is made from a high-quality knit that can be washed up to 100 times.
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Techno Knit Face Mask, $100.00
Buy 25 of 44 Re/done Upcycled Denim & Bandana Face Mask Set
Of course we can count on Re/done to make a cool set of sustainable face masks made from upcycled denim and bandanas. The masks feature a double-lining of fabric with elastic ear loops and a nose clip to secure around your face. And for every mask purchased, Re/done will donate five medical grade masks to frontline heroes in partnership with Donate PPE.
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Upcycled Denim & Bandana Face Mask... , $40.00
Buy 26 of 44 Satin Nude Straight Cut Face Mask
While you won't find any medical-grade products available on Etsy, many of its crafty vendors have shifted to selling handmade masks and other fabric gear that serve as a barrier between you and your surroundings. From luxurious satin fabrics to paisley and toile prints, the market place is a treasure trove of unique face-covering finds.
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Satin Nude Straight Cut Face Mask,
$35.00 $29.75 Buy 27 of 44 Tanya Taylor Protective Face Masks
With the financial support of its community, Tanya Taylor is currently producing nearly 30,000 masks to be donated to hospitals in New York and Canada. In line with CDC’s latest recommendations, the fashion brand has now launched consumer face masks created from excess fabric. With every pack purchase, Tanya Taylor will donate the funds to create one non-medical grade mask for donation.
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Protective Face Masks, $35.00
Buy 28 of 44 The RealReal
While The RealReal is known and loved for being the largest online marketplace for authenticated, consigned luxury goods, the site has also become host to a designer mask sale in support of frontline workers in partnership with
Fashion Girls for Humanity
. The goal is to support the fashion community during these difficult times while also offering new, non-medical grade masks with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Gowns For Good Made in America. You can even shop decorative accessories to layer on top of your mask to add some major edge to your look, like this upcycled, beaded style from Gypsy Sport.
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Tangerine Decorative Mask, $30.00
Buy 29 of 44 Giovanna Watercolor Gingham Face Mask
For gingham that's prettier than a picnic blanket, check out the new face mask styles from New York-based lifestyle brand Giovanna. After making 500 masks for donation, the company has shifted to manufacturing a shoppable online collection for women, men, and teens. Each mask has a double layer of cotton and an additional layer of interfacing for extra filtration, and for every mask sold Giovanna will donate funds to cover the cost of an N95 mask for
RETI's Rapid Resilience program
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Watercolor Gingham Face Mask, $30.00
Buy 30 of 44 Heroine Sport 3-Piece Metallic Cloth Face Covering Set
Dare we suggest we've detected somewhat of a metallic trend happening here?
Saks Fifth Avenue
is also selling shimmery nylon face covering options that can be washed by hand and feature a mesh interior lining.
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3-Piece Metallic Cloth Face Coveri... , $36.00
Buy 31 of 44 Karina Grimaldi Karina Face Mask
Available on Revolve are double-layered face masks with a viscose satin-twill overlay by Karina Grimald. The white and orange floating floral motif feels like it's fresh off a tropical island — where you'll find us mentally residing for the remainder of 2021.
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Karina Face Mask,
$15.00 $12.00 Buy 32 of 44 Alice + Olivia Staceface Adjustable Face Mask
Since the beginning of this outbreak, fashion brand Alice + Olivia has been mobilizing its teams to create and distribute protective masks to hospitals and communities in need. Now, they're helping to stop community spread with non-medical protective masks made available to the public. The masks, featuring the brand’s iconic “Stace Face” pattern, are made from jersey material for reuse, wash-ability, and comfort. Plus, for every mask sold, Alice + Olivia will donate one to the medical community and beyond.
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Staceface Adjustable Face Mask, $10.00
Buy 33 of 44 Madewell 3-Pack Assorted Adjustable Face Masks
Each one of these Madewell masks is crafted from leftover fabric scraps, which means every color is a limited edition. They are designed to fit over the top of the nose and below the chin. In addition to launching washable and reusable face masks for their customers, Madewell and J.Crew have donated 75,000 single-use face masks to Montefiore Medical Center in New York.
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Three-Pack Assorted Adjustable Nos... , $24.00
Buy 34 of 44 Nisolo Upcycled Linen & Cotton Lined Mask
Handmade by the local Nashville artist behind the apparel company
, these masks feature a trendy
cut to fit your face. Each mask is hand-sewn by local seamstresses using deadstock linen, cotton, and hemp fabrics and lined with 100% USA-made cotton twill for comfort.
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Upcycled Linen & Cotton Lined Mask, $15.00
Buy 35 of 44 Abacaxi Cotton Face Mask With Filter Pocket
Mindfully made clothing and accessories brand Abacaxi is producing reusable, double-layer fabric face masks from 100% woven cotton. These are made ethically in NYC using deadstock fabrics, and for every mask sold, Abacaxi is working with
The Mask Fund
to donate the amount needed to purchase one N95 mask for health care workers.
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Cotton Face Mask With Filter Pocket, $30.00
Buy 36 of 44
Trendy travel wear brand Summersalt is now offering machine-washable, non-medical grade face coverings made from 100% cotton, recycled materials and sold in sets of three. The "Lavender Fields" print is perfect for days when you feel like making a statement, whereas the black and yellow-white color-block alternatives will suit a more neutral vibe. For every set sold, Summersalt will donate a face covering to a worthy organization doing their part to help the larger community.
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3-Pack Face Coverings, $32.00
Buy 37 of 44 Pearl Boba Tea Face Mask
This quirky L.A. brand launched a selection of face masks adorned with fun prints to represent your kookier side. The designs are flexible, washable, and reusable and have a pocket to insert your replaceable filter. And with motifs like "Pearl Boba Tea" and "Tayto Potato," you're bound to crack a smile while making this purchase.
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Pearl Boba Tea Face Mask 2.0, $12.00
Buy 38 of 44 Stoney Clover Face Mask Set Of 2
For anyone who can't resist a refreshing pop of pastel for summer, Stoney Clover's pink and mint-hued cotton masks are definitely the way to go. The adjustable straps mean this mask can be tied to your perfect size, with the option of adding a heart-shaped bead or two for a touch of whimsy. Available in standard and petite styles, the latter can be worn either by kids or by adults who want a more snug fit.
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Petite Pastel Heart Face Mask, Set... , $28.00
Buy 39 of 44 Onzie 2-Pack Protective Face Masks
Revolve, the retailer known for its trendy clothing labels and glossy Instagram campaigns, is now offering 2-packs of re-usable face masks with elastic straps (with the option of a tie-dye print, of course!) from the brand
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2 Pack Protective Face Masks, $24.00
Buy 40 of 44 Wolford Care Face Covering
But if you're not one for shiny fabrics and funky patterns, keep it sleek and simple with this black, double-layered option from the hosiery brand Wolford — available on
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Care Face Covering, $20.00
Buy 41 of 44 Maaji Calm 5-Pack Face Coverings
If you've got an eclectic style, there are certainly reusable mask designs made to align with your unique taste. The Colombia-based swimwear brand Maaji is known for its whimsical prints, textures, and playful details — all of which have been applied to its new selection of patterned face coverings.
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Maaji Calm 5-Pack Face Coverings, $32.00
Buy 42 of 44 Caraa Mask Pack
This NYC-based sporty bag brand has launched an initiative to get non-medical grade masks to as many people as possible. Reusable, machine-washable, and designed for comfort, these masks are constructed from excess fabric cuttings of Caraa bags to reduce waste and make use of these leftover pieces for good.
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5-Pack Mask, $25.00
Buy 43 of 44 Commando 2-Pack Non-Medical Cloth Face Masks
Fashion's favorite leggings and intimates brand is taking its signature approach of high-quality comfort to the production of non-medical cloth face masks. Each pack includes one solid black mask and one printed mask of choice, and for each of these sales Commando will donate a mask to its local chapter of
The washable and reusable masks are made from an up-cycled Italian microfiber outer layer and a double-faced European microfiber and cotton blend lining.
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Non-Medical Cloth Face Mask 2-Pack, $25.00
Buy 44 of 44 Jonathan Simkhai Fabric Mask Pack
Offered in packs of four containing a spectrum of neutral colors that reflect the sleek Jonathan Simkhai design codes, these masks from the designer label feature an optional pouch for removable filter use. For every pack purchased, Jonathan Simkhai will donate a civilian mask to local front-line essential workers in need of non-medical mask protection.
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Fabric Mask Pack, $48.00