(SPOT.ph) In case you missed it, wearing face masks is now required when going out, as announced by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases on April 2. While there is a scarcity in surgical face masks and other protective equipment needed to contain the spread of COVID-19, local brands have been stepping up, creating washable masks that can be worn over and over again. So if you still haven’t placed an order or if you’re still on the hunt for face masks, you’ve come to the right place.
Check out these online shops if you're looking for reusable face masks:
Rags2Riches x Earth, Too
Rags2Riches and Earth, Too have teamed up to create reusable face masks made with fabric donated by their upcycling partner Wanderskye. Not only are you protecting yourself from the pandemic, you’re also being eco-friendly with this mask. Each face mask is handcrafted by Rags2Riches’ artisans, so every purchase also helps sustain their livelihood. The masks are sold as a set of five for P225.
While Apartment 8 is popularly known for their gorgeous RTW dresses, they’ve shifted their focus and started producing reusable face masks—and just like their chic frocks, their masks come in the prettiest colors! Plus, each mask has an inside pocket where you can insert filters for an extra layer of protection and are properly sanitized before delivery. You can get a set of three for P300. Note that each set will contain assorted colors and you won’t get to choose your preferred shade.
Looking for something sustainable that can also keep you protected? Filipino brand Anthill is creating zero-waste face masks made from fabric scraps. Known for their handcrafted fashion pieces made by indigenous weavers, their masks feature patterns that are distinctly Filipino, adding a touch of local goodness to each one. The masks come with two filters that you can insert in their interior pockets for better filtration. Each mask is P70 each and the best part is you’re also supporting the livelihood of Anthill’s weavers and production partners.
This menswear brand known for their cool button-downs are not producing what they call “Solidarity Masks” which are washable and eco-friendly. Each mask comes with a pocket inside where you can insert filters for added protection. Plus, they come in cool colors like red, black, army green, gray, and blue. The best part? They’ll donate one set of masks to healthcare workers for every set purchased! Each set is priced at P200 and includes three face masks with 10 pieces of filter sheets.
Local clothing manufacturer Threadsmith is now producing reusable face masks. They come in cute colors like white, baby pink, yellow, teal, and more. The washable face masks are made with neoprene and all come with filter inserts for added protection. Each mask is priced at P100—and with for every purchase of one mask, three will be donated to frontliners!
Known for their dainty fashion pieces, Sunnyside Clothing now offers reusable face masks made with neoprene fabric. Each mask has a filter pocket inside so you can add filters like tissue paper for an extra layer of filtration. Each set is priced at P290 and includes three masks in assorted colors. Take note, though, that because of the limited supply of fabric, you won’t be able to choose the colors of the masks you will be getting.
Style Ana’s eye-catching face masks are made with weave scraps and they’re all reusable and washable. Their masks reflect their fashion pieces’ bold patterns, perfect for those who want to stand out from the crowd. Each mask has a compartment inside where you can put mask filters for added protection. You can get a set of three for P400.
Known for their ethically made fashion pieces, Maison Metisse has started creating their very own reusable face masks in light of the pandemic. Their two-ply face masks are washable and come with a filter pocket so you can add inserts for an extra layer of protection. Take note that their upcycled face masks are made in small batches using upcycled fabric from their previous projects. Each mask is hand-sewn, so it might take some time to get your hands on them but because their colors and prints are so #aesthetic, you’ll be glad you waited. Plus, 50% of their proceeds will go to local communities of embroiderers and weavers, so you’ll be helping out, too! One mask is priced at P100.
Local swimwear brand Pearlypop has hit the pause button in creating swimsuits and instead focusing their efforts on creating water-repellent face masks. They've created three designs and all of them come in a variety of colors. The masks, ranging from P35 to P60, come with filter slots for an extra layer of protection and are washable and water-repellent—just check out this cool video to see how they repel water!
Candid Clothing is a local brand known for their affordable and sustainable fashion pieces made with factory surplus fabric. Currently, they’ve shifted their efforts into creating reusable face masks which are made with moisture-wicking recycled bamboo cotton. Initially, they created the face masks for personal use using scrap fabric and donated some pieces to healthcare workers and other frontliners. Now, they’re letting shoppers order their own reusable face masks to help support their garment makers as well as other displaced workers in Rizal. Each mask comes with an inside pocket where you can insert filters for an added layer of protection. One face mask is priced at P35 with a minimum order of 10 pieces. You can also get each for only P25 with a minimum order of 100 pieces.
Looking for a no-frills face mask? Eika Swimwear is selling reusable, two-ply face masks. They are made with non-woven water-repellent material with a polypropylene filter so you know you’re protected. The masks come in lots of cute colors including neutrals like black and white as well as shades like pink, teal, powder blue, indigo, and more. You can get them for as low as P33 each! Note that you'll have to purchase at least five pieces: You can cop a pack of five for P200 (P40 per mask), a pack of 10 for P380 (P38 per mask), a pack of 20 for P700 (P35 per mask), or a pack of 50 for P1,650 (P33 per mask).
Local brand Peach is known for their cool fashion pieces with head-turning print accents. This time around, they’re creating reusable face masks with the same aesthetic. Peach’s face masks feature waterproof exteriors with soft interiors that provide both comfort and protection. The cotton material used for the interior of the masks is designed for high filtration efficiency. Plus, they all come with pocket inserts for added protection and filtration. The masks are priced from P150 to P200.
Local fashion brand Henry’s Daughter started producing washable face masks for donation. They have donated thousands of face masks to frontliners and recently made them available on their website. Their face masks come in pretty floral prints, perfect for those who love dainty designs. One set is priced at P300 and includes five masks (two plain, three printed). They come in kids' sizes, too!