With the uncertainty surrounding the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic within the community, we will all be wearing face masks for some time to come in Singapore. Instead of single use surgical masks, why not get a reusable, cloth version instead? Besides cutting waste, we can save money in the long run, and also proudly wear our love of plants around with us. Here are 8 places you can buy floral and plant patterned reusable face masks. In this list you find a range of masks featuring botanical prints.
Karen produces made-to-order cloth masks in two styles – soft or structured. What’s the difference? If you prefer the mask not to touch your lips, especially when talking, opt for the structured version instead. Karen has lovely plant and nature themed masks, and there is a slot for you to insert a filter. Personally I really like the monstera, and podded pea prints. I bought a few masks after seeing The Farmers wearing it. View the catalog on her Instagram page, her masks come in kid’s and adult sizes, and retail at $12 for the soft version, and $15 for the structured one, and the price includes normal postage. Message her directly to place an order.
If you have not already heard of SUI, they are a sustainable fashion label which uses eco textiles and their designs often feature botanical motifs. These double-layered organic cotton masks are made using excess fabric stock, and ethically made – handwoven by WomenWeave – then crafted by SUI’s threadspellers. Get it from their website, prices start at $12, before shipping.
Based in Ireland, Jane Carkill is an illustrator and artist who has turned her nature drawings into these textile designs for use on cotton protective face masks.There are a total of 7 designs to choose from. They ship from Ireland so it will take some weeks to get here given the current delay of postal services. Order yours at $13.50 each, before shipping fees, on her LambLittleShop on Etsy.
CYC has a range of premium cotton masks with botanical prints. Each mask has a ‘nose wire’ and an inner pocket for you to insert a filter, and comes with a waterproof N95 filter. Available in kids and adult sizes for $20, before shipping fees. Find it on their online store.
Ans.ein masks feature batik prints in various colours and designs. They each have 3 layers – one waterproof layer and two cotton layers – and comes in three sizes, Man, Ladies, and Kids. Man and Ladies sizes are priced at $12, while the Kids’ size is priced at $10, includes normal postage. Get your hands on them here.
Here you will find a range of elegant face masks showcasing plant inspired prints. They are not only stylish but there is also a charitable aspect to the business. These made-to-order masks are produced locally by tailors and with each purchase, two utility face masks are donated to frontliners and communities in need. In addition, part proceeds from their limited edition masks are channelled to charities locally and overseas, one of them being the Environmental Defense Fund. The mask includes a ‘nose wire’ and adjustable ear loops for a better fit. The interior uses Egyptian cotton while the exterior uses cotton linen, Japanese cotton, satin brocade or polyester depending on which one you choose. Most styles also have an inner pocket to insert a filter. Some patterns have kids versions, which retail at $30, while prices for adults start from $40, before shipping fees. Buy yours here.
Gardens By the Bay
Gardens by the Bay’s branded reusable face masks are made of cotton and sewn by women with disabilities. This comes in one size and is priced at $12 before shipping fees. Get it from their e-shop.
Bamboo Straw Girl
An ethical and sustainable product, these masks are made using 50% fabric offcuts and offer fair employment conditions to its seamstresses. Available in adult and child sizes, the masks are adjustable. Adult-sized masks go for $10 and child-sized masks go for $9. All profits will be donated to Migrants We Care. Get yours from Bamboo Straw Girl’s online shop.
Know of other places to buy floral and plant patterned reusable face masks? Let me know in the comments section below!