It is still uncertain when the COVID-19 pandemic will end, but one thing is sure: wearing face masks is now part of the new normal. Face masks are not considered accessories, but since they cover half of the face, many look for stylish face masks to wear when they go out. Below are local shops that sell fashionable face masks to complement your style.
Where to order:ForMe’s physical stores and online at https://www.formeclothing.com/
Each mask is made from knit woven materials with a cotton inner layer.
For the new normal, ForMe added an array of basic essentials in their lineup of products. Along with hand sanitizer, they also sell cloth face masks in their trademark pastels and dainty designs. The masks have a sand crepe neoprene outer layer, slim earloops, and no filter slot. There are a total of six designs to choose from: three have pretty floral prints and the other three have simple designs.
Where to order:OXGN branches and online at Lazada, Zalora, and https://www.oxgnfashion.com/
The masks have an inner pocket for disposable filters.
Images: OXGN Website
OXGN’s fashionable masks feature edgy and hip styles for the modern fashionista. Their masks consist of five variations: printed text designs, tie-dye prints with filter pockets, premium threads and adjustable cord, masks with filter pockets, and masks with filters. Each mask features high-quality microfiber stretchable fabrics.
Where to order:Online at https://thingsthatmatter.ph
Things That Matter’s masks are locally made!
Image: Things That Matter Website
For their face mask collection, Things That Matter collaborated with the artisans at Rags2Riches. The masks are made with high-grade upcycled fabrics that come in colorful designs. The masks made with neoprene fabric come in navy blue, white, blush, dark green, deep red, yellow, and black. Meanwhile, the microfiber masks come in red, navy blue, dark green, and black. The last variant features indigenous fabric which comes in blue and green ramit, light and gray pinilian, navy and red pinilian, navy blue pinilian, black and yellow pinilinian, and red and black lilavey.
Where to order:Online at https://anthillfabricgallery.com
The masks, which are available for pre-order, come in adult and kids sizes.
Images: Anthill Fabric Gallery Website
Anthill Fabric is known for promoting and elevating Filipino culture through their beautifully woven items. Besides their line of woven clothes, they also sell masks made from zero waste fabrics. Three sets are currently available: zero waste commercial face mask, zero waste weave mask, and pride mask. Each of the masks features different print variants that you can choose from.
Along with the pretty designs, the masks also have two washable filters to improve filtration efficiency. An interior pocket can also be used to carry an additional filter such as tissue. When buying this mask, not only will you have a pretty mask but you will also help weavers have a sustainable livelihood during the pandemic.
Where to order:Online at https://www.seektheuniq.com/
The masks come in free size only.
Images: Seek the Uniq Website
As their name suggests, Seek the Uniq is for individuals who want to stand out. Just one look at their masks and you will immediately see how unique the style is, thanks to tinteresting prints and eye-popping colors. Sold in a set of three pieces, these colorful face masks are made from washable malong print cotton fabric from Zamboanga City. Each piece comes with a filter pocket and fabric-wrapped elastic cords.
Where to order:ZOO’s UP Town Center branch and online at www.zoo.com.ph
Portions of purchase from Zoo’s facemasks will be given to COVID-19 donation drives.
Images: @zoo.label and Zoo Website
If you’re into a minimalist style, then you will like ZOO’s elegant face masks. They offer masks made from linen, silk, and scuba. The set of linen pieces come in a pack of five non-medical grade masks in black, yellow, brown, hunter green, and rust. The silk masks come in a set of four masks in dove grey, nude, rust, and sage green. If you don’t want plain colors, the Breathe Trio mask set features embroidered line face drawings. The set comes in cream, tan, and dusty rose colors.
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Basic Movement’s face masks are not the typical designs.
Basic Movement’s collection of masks are anything but basic. Artsy folks would love their modern and innovative prints and mask designs. Besides featuring a chic experimentation of colors and prints, the masks also vary in strap styles and design details. These were also designed by various Filipino artists and designers.
Lessen your risk of contracting COVID-19 and still look good with the help of these useful and stylish face masks.
About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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