Face Masks from Eco Brands

May 12, 2020

Face Masks from Eco Brands

Photo by Malia Designs

 

With the CDC recommending that people wear face masks while out in public where you cannot maintain a social distancing of 6 feet, there has been an increase in demand. With surgical masks being disposable, and there will likely be an increase in waste from it, we compiled a list of Eco brands selling fabric masks, so we can not only reduce waste, but leave the disposable PPE to healthcare workers and other essential workers that need to change them more frequently. All fabric masks in this post are non-medical grade.

We're not sure how long masks will be required but it certainly doens't hurt to have a couple on hand. Not only is it friendlier to the environment in the long run (than the disposable ones), but we are keeping these small businesses employed.

Although there are many Eco fashion brands across the world, we focused on the North American ones making fabric masks. If you know of an Eco brand that is making and/or donating masks or donating on the sale of each mask? or Please let us know if there is a company you know of and we can add to the list!

 

Apolis

Apolis is a social brand based out of Los Angeles, California. For Every face mask purchased, they will provide a day of diapers for an American family impacted by COVID-19 via the non-profit organization Baby2Baby.

Arielle

Arielle is an Eco-friendly brand that focuses on organic and recycled materials. Their masks are made from Eco-friendly wool and tencel for their dark masks or linen and milk fabric for their light colored masks.

Ash & Rose

Ash & Rose is repurposing their extra cotton fabric into face masks! For every mask bought, they are donating one to a local organization in need. Their storefront has also been submerged in water, and the purchases will help keep their business open.

Coalatree

Coalatree's face masks are made from their upcycled material and made in Utah. For every purchase, they will be donating a mask to a community member in need.

Encircled

Encircled is an Canadian based brand that uses eco-friendly materials like modal, bamboo and tencel. They are offering for purchase a 5 pack of organic cotton blend face masks and/or the option to donate a 5 pack to Michael Garron Hospital PPE drive.

Gaia Conceptions

The face masks at Gaia Conceptions are made with their hemp/organic cotton knit. For every mask purchased, one will be given to someone in need in the community - grocery store workers, healthcare professionals and the homeless.

Groceries Apparel

Grocery Apparel is a Los Angeles based brand making organic cotton masks for sale. For every 3 pack sold, a 3 pack is donated to other essential services while providing living wages and supporting USA manufacturing.

HFS Collective

HFS collective's face masks are made locally in Los Angeles from either organic cotton, or upcycled denim. A portion of proceeds will be donated to help provide medical grade masks for healthcare workers on the front lines through an organization called Direct Relief

Jackalo

Jackalo is a Netherland and US based brand making masks that are free to healthcare workers. For every mask purchased, one mask donated.  

Known Supply

Known supply is a fair trade certified, social brand making upcycled cotton masks.

LNBF

For every mask purchased from LNBF, one will be donated to Sanctuary Toronto. They are made from upcycled fabrics.

Made Trade

Made Trade's Face Masks are made using recycled hemp and organic cotton. They have partnered with Altar to locally make the face masks in Portland, Oregon.

Malaika New York

Malaika New York is a zero waste fashion brand based in New York City. For every mask sold, one is donated to first responder. The mask includes 1 nano technology filter by Filti's. They are sold in packs of 5.

Malia Designs

Fair trade brand Malia Designs is donating a 5 pack of face masks to a community in need for every 5 pack sold. The sales help fund future orders and keep the artisans employed.

Mozaique Artisan

Mozaique Artisan face masks are made from upcycled handwoven cotton. Your purchase supports their partners in Guatemala but also provide additional income to the artisans in the US who lost their income due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Plant Sax

Hawaii based Plant Sax's masks are made from limited vintage fabrics from G. Von Hamm Textiles Inc.

Redemption Market

The face masks created at Lost + Wander for Redemption Market are crafted from cruelty free materials cotton blend and rayon materials.

Simone's Rose

Simone's Rose is a slow fashion label based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Canada). They are fabricated 100% cotton masks with stretchy bamboo cotton spandex ties.

Do you know of a brand that has Eco-friendly Personal Protective Equipment or are you a brand that makes and carries some? Please let us know in the comments below!




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