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Where to Buy Cloth Face Masks Online Right Now

America is running out of medical face masks.

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Joe Tornatzky

Editor’s Note: This is an updating list, with new brands making cloth and fabric face masks every day. To skip straight to the picks, click here.

Hospitals are fighting a battle. There’s a dangerous shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as surgical masks and N95 masks which healthcare workers desperately need in the fight against coronavirus. These medical-grade masks help shield these vital workers from bacteria and viruses which can be transmitted through the air, via moisture droplets in which the novel coronavirus survives.

Unfortunately, droves of non-health workers are buying these masks for themselves in bulk. This panic buying further depletes the shortage, ultimately forcing healthcare workers to re-use PPEs and even use alternatives like scarves and bandanas, neither of which the CDC recommends. This leads to a greater risk of infection and puts health workers at a major disadvantage when confronting coronavirus patients daily. If these vital workers get sick, they’re unable to work and possibly get their patients and coworkers sick.

In a recent article published on Refinery29, Shannon Sovndal, MD, an EMS medical director based in Boulder, Colorado recommend that everyone wear a face mask. Infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has also discussed the possibility of advising the general public to wear masks daily. This has the potential to make the current shortage of medical-grade face masks much worse.

Apparel brands like Everlane, Buck Mason and Los Angeles Apparel have heard the call and have been driven to help, pivoting their factories and sewers to produce masks for purchase and for donating to hospitals. Though many of these masks are not CDC-approved, there have been studies that suggest these are better than nothing at all, with common household materials being up to 96 percent effective in filtering out harmful particulates.

These non-medical grade masks provide some protection to the general public while helping to allocate the sorely-needed CDC-approved surgical and N95 face masks to first responders and medical workers. Though plenty of home sewers and even healthcare professionals have provided DIY instructions for making your own masks at home, if you have the means to afford to buy a mask, here are some brands making and donating masks.

Dark DenimFace Mask by 69 $5

Face Mask by American Trench $13

Reusable Twill Face Mask w/ MERV14 Filter by Artifact Bags $18

Organic Cotton Face Mask by Avocado Mattress $23 (four-pack)

Original Camo Face Mask by Ball and Buck $20

Face Mask by B. Draddy $14

Daily Face Cover by Bella + Canvas Buy Now:$11 (5-pack)

Birdie Reversible Mask by Birdwell Buy Now:$20

Fashion Mask by Boohoo Buy Now:$16 $6

Mask by Brandt-Sorenson Learn More: Here

Face Mask by Buck Mason $20 (five-pack)

Mask Pack by Caraa $25 (five-pack)

Reusable Cloth Mask by Casetify $15

Face Mask by Casupo $25

The Face Mask by Coal $36 (two-pack)

Customized Triple Ply Face Mask by Custom Ink Learn More: Here

Cloth Face Masks by Disney $20 (four-pack)

The Shield by Dom Vetro $22

Various via Etsy $5+

The Face Mask by Everlane $28 (three-pack)

Filtered Face Cover by Every Mask Counts $22

All Over Logo Face Covering by Fanatics $25 (three-pack)

Adjustable Cloth Face Masks by Food52 $22

Mark I by Goodfight $30

Face Mask by Hedley & Bennett $22

Face Mask by Helen Jon $6

Face Mask by Jackthreads $18

Everyday Face Mask by Joshu+Vela Buy Now: $30

Non-Medical Face Mask by Kenny Flowers Buy Now: $24 (three pack)

Sustainable Washable Face Mask by KES $12

Face Mask by Kiriko $25

Face Mask by Kit on 19th $10

Face Mask Cover by Look Human $19 $13

Cotton Face Mask by Los Angeles Apparel $30 (three-pack)

Handmade Face Cover by Lotuff $25

Non-medical Masks by Loyal Stricklin $20

Mask for Personal Use by Marine Layer $25 (five-pack)

Sustainable Mask by Minna $12

The Don’t Spray It by Mother Denim $10 (two-pack)

Street Mask by Mystery Ranch $16

Organic Cotton Face Mask by Naturepedic $49 (six-pack)

The Don’t Spray It by Parachute Home $30

The Purple Face Mask by Purple $20 (two-pack)

Railcar Mask Type I by Railcar Fine Goods $20

Face Mask by Raleigh Denim $20

Face Mask by Reformation $25 (five-pack)

Protective Face Masks by Revolve $24 (two-pack)

Defender Face Mask by Runabout Goods $45

Fashion PPE Masks by Sanctuary $28 (five-pack)

Washable Face Mask by Stock Mfg. $12

Defender Face Mask by Tailor’s Keep $25

Face Mask by Topo Designs $16

Rainbow Face Coverings by Uncommon Goods $25 (two-pack)

Salvaged Hemp & BCI Cotton Face Mask by United By Blue $20 (three-pack)

Protective Mask by Vida $10

Face Mask by Winter Session $14

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