Since the easing of lockdown measures in England, we have been encouraged and enforced to wear face masks to protect ourselves and others from the further spread of coronavirus.
With government advice stating that masks are compulsory in a number of indoor spaces, including shops, supermarkets and places of work, reusable face masks have quickly become the new wardrobe staple.
Although normality is slowly returning, owning a face mask will probably be a necessity for the foreseeable future. With that in mind, it continues to be the case that the more effective, surgical-grade face masks and personal protective equipment should stay reserved for those working in the NHS and frontline workers.
As a replacement, reusable masks that are washable and easily adjustable have become increasingly popular. To help you find the perfect reusable face mask, we’ve listed a few of our current favourite brands who are creating a variety of stylish designs to make you feel confident whilst remaining protected.
Cherish The Label, £8.99
This Devon-based brand was recently founded by a mother and daughter team and currently focuses on creating face masks and hair accessories using locally-sourced fabrics.
This newly-founded slow fashion brand has been prioritising sustainability since its inception, as all of their fabrics are ethically sourced, each product is entirely bespoke to ensure minimal waste during production and is sent using recyclable packaging.
Each face mask is made using 100 per cent cotton, therefore offering stylish masks that are very breathable, soft on the skin and highly comfortable — perfect for a long day.
Washable and reversible, each mask can be easily adjusted by tightening or loosening the soft elastic bands, you can choose whether you want two or three layers — you can also include a space for a filter if you wish.
Although Cherish The Label only launched at the end of July and are currently only selling through their Etsy shop and Instagram platform, this brand is truly worth keeping an eye on, as its values and future plans of creating high-end fashion collections will be the perfect blend for success.
Florence Bridge, £12
Creating unisex masks that are 100 per cent cotton, this London-based fashion label focuses on creating digitally printed silks, patchwork leather and shearling textures for unique designs handcrafted in the capital.
This slow fashion brand was founded in 2013 and have since created classic contemporary womenswear using products that are sourced from responsible companies across the UK.
Featuring straps that can be tied in two different ways, this mask is versatile, and with a variety of colours to choose from, the Florence Bridge masks are certainly stylish. In a bid to offer a helping hand, every 25 per cent of the sales will be going to the Fuel Our Frontline charity, which thankfully delivers essential groceries to hospitals in the UK — doesn’t that sound helpful?
ISKO Vital, £14
Using a technology called SANITIZED™ — antimicrobial material protection integrated into the fabric — ISKO Vital has designed face masks that are extremely breathable and flexible to offer a higher level of comfort. Perfect for long-term usage.
Produced using organic cotton, these face masks are biodegradable and can be washed up to 30 times. Offering three sizes, rest assured that this face mask is bound to fit properly, especially considering that it has a unique four-fold design which offers a more comfortable and elegant fit to those wanting a stylish neutral-tone mask.
Needle and Thread, £15
Renowned for their ultra-feminine and sophisticated womenswear, Needle and Thread have designed their own non-medical face coverings using their iconic floral print.
These feminine masks are certainly stylish, and they also feature a second layer of plain lining to offer an added sense of comfort and protection throughout the day. Following a horizontal pleat design, the mask allows for easy movement and fit around the face.
This brand has also proudly announced their support towards mothers2mothers (m2m), an organisation that prevents mother-to-child transmission of HIV by providing education and support, by donating 50 per cent of their face covering profits.
The London-based designer department store revealed their very own face masks, and we’re impressed. Designed in-house and produced by their team in Italy using Tana Lawn cotton, their masks have been made with an assortment of up-cycled Liberty prints.
With three specially treated layers to offer comfort and breathability, the pack brings five masks chosen at random, having used a variety of beautiful floral prints, we’re sure that you’re bound to love them.
For each set of coverings that are sold, Liberty London will be donating one covering to charity, therefore resulting in a buy that will certainly benefit the community.