Why Buy Cloth Face Masks
We see a lot of people wearing those blue, surgical masks when they go out in public. But, if you think about it, restocking on these and using them daily is neither affordable nor eco-friendly. Here’s why we suggest you order fabric masks:
- They are reusable. After you’ve worn them, simply pop them in the washing machine for a clean then hang them in the sun to dry (this will also assist in killing germs).
- They are affordable. Instead of spending a fortune on the single-use medical masks, stock up on a few fabric masks that you’ll reuse repeatedly. No single-use face masks for us!
- Fabric face masks are eco-friendly. Instead of throwing away single-use face masks every single time you return home from braving going into public, use and reuse the fabric face masks. This will have a better impact on the environment as well as lower the amount of litter we create.
- They can be customised. When it comes to face masks, it’s not a one-size-fits-all scenario. Plus, considering this is going to be an essential accessory when we go out into public for the next few months, we would like them to look amazing and match our style. These new accessories can be completely perosnalised, just ensure they are worn and used correctly. Here’s the NICD’s guidelines on fabric face masks.
Here’s where you can buy your own fabric face masks:
Pick ‘n Pay Clothing
For affordable, reusable fabric face masks, visit select Pick ‘n Pay Clothing stores! For under R25, get your hands on colourful and creative children and adult three-layer face masks that also include two washable filters per pack. Just keep in mind that these masks are sold at select Pick ‘n Pay Clothing stores only and are not available online. Visit their Instagram page to find out which stores have them.
Mr Price Sport
As Mr Price Sport says, “be a sport, wear a mask!” They’ve teamed up with a local suppliers to create their maxed fabric face masks to ensure you’re protected and taking the right precautions against the spread of COVID-19. The only tricky part is deciding on which pattern you’d like to add to your wardrobe! All proceeds from the selling of these masks will go to the Solidarity Fund.
For all your lifestyle needs, Takealot.com is sure to have it all. That includes reusable fabric face masks and gloves to help slow the spread and flatten the curve of COVID-19. Click here and take a look at their selection of protective masks, ranging from single-pack masks to multiples, in various different cuts, colours and styles (don’t like the loops around your ears? There are tie-back ones available!) as well as gloves, face shields and more.
Paws R Us
In an effort to raise funds for their animals and teams, Paws R Us have partnered with a designer and factory team to create and sell their very own fabric masks, ideal for animal lovers! The paw print design is absolutely adorable. Visit their Instagram page to find out more about these masks.
Mzansi Masks create handmade barrier face masks to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 infection. There’s a wide variety of fabric colours, patterns and designs for you to choose from and their sizes range from children through to adults. Each mask is made with three layers of materials chosen to ensure comfort and protection. These masks are washable and need to be washed after every use. Click here to take a look at the selection of fabric face masks they have in stock. Delivery time and costs may vary due to the high volume of orders and courier availability.
Kheper are known for their beautiful, high quality athleisure wear. And to help the country and their customers fight and protect themselves against the COVID-19 virus, Kheper have started making their own fabric face masks in various colours and patterns, available for adults and children. The Kheper masks won’t cost you more than R50* (excluding delivery) and offer two to four layers to ensure your safety.
Mia Mélange is a proudly South African brand that handcrafts interior décor and lifestyle products. They have stepped up to the plate by crafting fabric face masks, made from 100% cotton Shweshwe (outer layer) and 100% cotton percale with a 200 thread count (inner layer). And due to them using thick cotton fabrics, their masks are made with two layers to ensure breathability. Mia Mélange offer single fabric face masks as well as packs of three, five or 10.
Custom Apparel has gone fabric face mask mad! Known for allowing their customers to let their imaginations and creativity run wild and customise their own style, Custom Apparel are creating masks to order with some interesting and quirky designs to choose from. They have made their masks from A-grade materials with three-layers to do their part to #StopTheSpread. Get your cool Custom Apparel masks at R70* each. Click here to take a look at the designs they offer.
Ballo are known for crafting various fashionable and lifestyle accessories. They also have their own clothing range. And to add to their list of creations, they now also make fabric face masks. Ballo use discarded pieces of material to make their masks, which costs R150* each. And for every mask purchased, they’ll give one away for free to someone vulnerable and in need.
House of Hohwa
Looking for the most on-trend fabric face masks to add to your wardrobe? House of Hohwa is just the place to find these works of art! Zimbabwean-born designer, Kuda Matiza, and his fashion line, House of Hohwa, have partnered with Newtown Junction Mall to make fabric face masks. These Iconic HoH Face Masks are absolutely stunning and come in a range of colours. You can get yours from their website at R100* per mask.
Sexy Socks SA
Sexy Socks SA sell masks that are made in Cape Town by a local women’s empowerment project. And to give back to the community during this difficult time, a portion of the proceeds goes towards providing face masks to those vulnerable and less fortunate. Click here to get your Sexy Socks SA face masks at R55* each.
If you’d like to make your own fabric reusable face masks, here’s a few DIY tutorials that we found on YouTube to get you started on your next sewing project.
Please note: Due to the need of fabric face masks, stockists and suppliers may be out of stock owing to the high volume of orders. Please be patient, visit their website and sign up to be notified when they restock. Also, prices mentioned are subject to change.