Support local and get these good-looking Singapore-made reusable face masks.
Phase 2 is officially upon us. Now we finally get to go somewhere other than the neighbourhood park and grocery store – with masks on, of course. If you don’t have enough reusable face masks for use in rotation, you might want to start shopping. Here are 9 local shops offering well-designed face masks that go with your different outfits. Fastest fingers first; popular prints tend to run out quickly.
Known for its quirky and original wallpapers and fabrics inspired by Singapore’s heritage and local landmarks, homegrown lifestyle label Onlewo has just launched face masks featuring some of its iconic prints, such as “Peranakan tile” and “My Home – Blk 1”.
Love the unique Batik Nyonya and Kimono dresses of Ans Ein? You’ll be chuffed to know that the local designer’s reusable masks are available in the same pretty fabrics, in addition to various pleasing pastels and wearable neutrals. Your purchase will also support the brand’s initiative to distribute 2,500 reusable masks to essential workers in Singapore.
Charming best describes the handmade goods you’ll find at Cocoonese, which now also include mask covers made from a wide selection of silkscreen printed fabrics. Note that their cloth mask cover does not come with ear loops as it is designed to fit over a surgical mask (and thus extend its use).
Designed for the young and young at heart, Le Petit Society’s fabric masks feature delightfully adorable animal prints (think narwhals and penguins) and easy-to-match gingham. Now you can twin with your little one.
If you want something smart and understated for the office, you can count on made-to-measure tailor CYC to deliver. Their “Corporate series” face masks come in solid easy-to-match colours like charcoal, olive green, navy blue, and sand.
Fans of Liberty London’s floral and whimsical prints need no introduction to Elizabeth Little, a Singapore label best known for their vintage-inspired clothing and accessories handcrafted from Liberty’s exquisite fabrics. The masks are sustainably made using production offcuts. Even better, Elizabeth Little also works with various charity groups to gift a mask to a child from a vulnerable family for every mask sold.
Modern Cheongsam maker Lark & Peony has not only put a fresh spin on heritage wear, but has also started making eye-catching face masks using their offcuts. Think bold, vibrant prints and fun details like poms on the side. Their much-coveted masks are currently sold out but the designers will be launching a new batch for pre-order soon.
Founded by twin sisters who are both trained architects, Binary Style sells scarves that tell uniquely Singaporean stories through beautiful patterns and cheerful hues. Now their original prints have also made their way onto cotton masks, and 20% of their sales will go to the brand’s chosen charity.
The Label SG has collaborated with three local fashion designers to create reusable face masks in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation – 10% of their sales will be donated to the foundation. The designers include Ann Teoh of AT.TITUDE by Ann Teoh, Esther Tay of R2W by ESTHER TAY, and Sylvia Lim of Triologie, three talented artists with different aesthetic styles. More details here, here and here. All masks come with pouches.
Good to know: When it comes to protection against Covid-19 infection, surgical N95 respirators are considered the most effective, followed by surgical grade masks. However, there is a global shortage of surgical masks, so the Singapore government has highlighted the need to conserve the masks for healthcare workers and ill people who need them most. Although fabric face masks are not considered medical devices, they offer some protection. Using reusable masks also reduces plastic waste that tends to end up in the ocean.
Images courtesy of respective brands featured, artwork by Curatedition. All rights reserved.
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