One of the CDC's recommendations right now, in an effort to slow and prevent the spread of disease and germs, is to employ the use of face masks in public places where social distancing might be hard to keep up. While a DIY-fashioned mask is always an option, sometimes it's just fun to jazz it up a little — especially if your purchases simultaneously give back to communities in need. To help flair up your safety style, we rounded up 16 fun and decorative face masks to add into the rotation.
(Please note, these masks are not direct substitutes for medical-grade Personal Protective Equipment. In instances where medical-grade PPE is required, please consult a healthcare professional.)
These masks are machine-made with a durable, double layer of polyester and they include a slip through-pocket for a medical mask insert if you require it.
A non-medical grade mask that's extra statement-making.
Each order includes 10 total masks — five will be shipped to you and five will be donated to those in need.
For every one of these chic masks that's sold, Alice and Olivia will donate one to communities in need.
When you purchase this two-pack of face masks, Beyond Yoga will donate two masks to essential workers who need them.
With every pack purchased, the brand will be donating the funds to create one non-medical grade mask to be donated to a healthcare worker.
Although sold out as of publish date, these are anticipated to be back in stock in early May. Each one-of-a-kind mixed print mask is made with the brand's leftover fabric and sewn with love by local seamstresses in Palm Beach, Florida. For every mask sold, they'll be donating a mask to healthcare workers who are fighting on the front line for us.
These tropical prints were handmade in Hawaii and feature three layers of fabric, including a filter pocket (filter not included).
Although not affiliated with Rifle Paper Co. directly, these are made with fabric from the adorable brand and perfect for pedestrian use.
For each mask purchased, this Etsy seller pledges to donate one to medical professionals on the frontline at her local hospital, Memorial Regional in Hollywood, Florida.
This unisex PPE mask comes in an assortment of stylish signature prints. With your purchase of a mask, the brand will provide masks to organizations in need.
Made in sunny California by a women-owned, ethical, certified essential business factory, these masks are made with 100% cotton Japanese vintage fabric. For every purchase, $5 will go to the Fashion Girls fund, and for every five masks sold, Fashion Girls will be donating one isolation medical gown.
Due to limited unique supply and demand, they are unable to provide pattern selection, but each set will include a variety of adorable patterns and hand-sewn embroidery (like the one above). Plus, any donated sets will be given to someone currently homeless in downtown Los Angeles or to essential workers in the LA area.
For every pack of masks sold, the brand will be donating a pack to be distributed to those on the frontlines.
For every mask sold, Casetify is also donating a surgical mask to a health worker in need. Each of these masks comes with two interchangeable fitted filter inserts to help fight the spread of illness.
These are non-medical, reusable masks with ties. Prints and colors within the shipments will vary, but considering the Reformation factories use an assortment of leftover fabric, you'll be sure to get something you like.
Katie is a Los Angeles-based writer who covers shopping trends, deals, and product reviews for Hunker. She's written for PureWow, Food Network, and Well+Good. When not online shopping, you can find her collecting vintage glassware or rewatching Nancy Meyers' movies for design inspo.