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I wasn't sure if I should do this post, but it looks like the demand for reusable face masks isn't going away anytime soon. Even after we beat COVID-19, mask-wearing might still become the norm like in some Asian countries. So if we're going to wear non-medical grade masks, they might as well be cute and sustainable.
The following reusable masks are handmade by indie Canadian designers. The masks are machine washable, although I would recommend handwashing the ones with nose bridge wires.
Hayley Elsaesser's quilted jersey masks feature her signature colourful prints and designs. 20% of net proceeds will go to Black Lives Matter Toronto.
Rightful Owner's floral and gingham cotton face masks are made with vintage and deadstock fabrics.
Eve Gravel's abstract-print cotton face masks have adjustable straps. They donate a percentage of their mask sales to several humanitarian organizations.
Jennifer Glasgow's masks are made with high-quality cotton and lined with organic cotton. Includes a pouch to add a filter. Also available in kids' sizes.
The Good Tee's fair trade face masks are made from deadstock organic cotton. 20% of proceeds from face mask sales will go towards Music Share, which combats social isolation through music programming in seniors' homes. Their services help stimulate emotional responses in the older adults they work with to combat the negative effects of social isolation.
Let us know if we missed any Canadian designers in the comments below.