The top face masks business pros can buy online

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Non-medical face masks are available for anyone heading back to work, and they’re different from N95 or surgical masks. Here’s what’s available if you want to look professional while staying safe.

As certain states begin to slowly reopen public places such as restaurants, gyms, and salons, the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are emphasizing the importance of safety precautions–particularly when it comes to wearing masks. 

While health officials say N95 respirator masks and surgical masks should be worn by frontline health care workers, both the CDC and WHO also urge the public to sport non-surgical masks when leaving the house. 

Non-surgical masks are made of cloth, typically fabrics such as cotton and linen. These help slow the spread of the virus by reducing the amount of particles and droplets one breathes in or spreads outward. Some people use bandanas and scarves, or even make their own from T-shirts. However, many retailers have begun selling masks. 

 

For those who might be returning to work soon, or who are visiting newly opened vendors, the following masks are both practical and stylish options that abide by healthcare guidelines. 

Buck Mason



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Retailer Buck Mason has created a line of antimicrobial provincial face masks in an effort called Masks for America. The non-medical, reusable masks come in a five pack of neutral colors and patterns, with an inner layer that is treated with an antimicrobial coating that lasts up to 30 wash cycles. Masks begin shipping the week of May 18. 


$20 at Buck Mason

Lucky Brand



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Lucky Brand doesn’t just make jeans. This retailer is also jumping into the mask game. Selling five-packs of reusable, washable non-medical masks, Lucky Brand will donate five masks to those in need. Buyers can get a pack of striped masks or a variety pack. 


$25 at Lucky Brand

Vistaprint



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Vistaprint is upping the ante with replaceable filter system (RFS) masks. The reusable, non-medical RFS masks block airborne contaminants without trapping moisture. The filter is replaceable, allowing the user to wash the mask and reuse.  


$18 at Vistaprint

Subzero



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Subzero also features a slew of simple, stylish masks. The masks are made in the USA, are  hand-sewn, and made of 100% breathable cotton. The non-medical masks can also be upgraded to include premium filters, which are two layers of filter-media sewn between the layers of the mask. The filter protects from microscopic particles, as well as odors.


$19 at Subzero

Zazzle



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Match your furry friend with this dog nose and mouth face mask. Zazzle makes a bevy of fun, machine washable, reusable, non-medical face masks made of 100% polyester. You can even make your own mask print on the site. 


$12 at Zazzle

Casetify



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Casetify is making strides to donate masks–the company has already donated more than 35,000. Any number of masks a user buys, Casetify donates the same number to medical professionals. Each reusable, cloth mask comes with two filters for multiple layers of protection. 


$15 at Casetify

Kenny Flowers



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Designer Kenny Flowers is bringing style to face masks with beach-themed patterns. For every purchase of a non-medical “lifestyle” mask, Kenny Flowers donates one to communities in Bali.


$24 at Kenny Flowers

7 face masks that contribute to charity

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Face masks are shifting from a precautionary measure to a necessity. Here are some that will both offer protection and help a good cause.

Face masks have been one of the top precautionary measures the CDC recommends individuals use to protect each other from the rapidly-spreading coronavirus pandemic. After months of lockdown in the US, states began gradually reopening businesses for the sake of the economy. 

However, as people began leaving their homes and returning to “normal” life, many left face masks behind. After opening back up in May, Florida and Texas saw overwhelming spikes in coronavirus cases, forcing them to recently reclose bars and limit restaurant occupancy. 

Sadly, face masks might’ve been able to prevent this resurgence of the disease. A Goldman Sachs report, released on Wednesday, found that a nation-wide mask mandate would prevent the need for lockdown, saving almost 5% from US gross domestic product (GDP). 

For people looking to get a mask, the following companies are not only selling reusable, fashionable masks, but are also making donations to good causes in the process. All of the masks on this list are non-medical grade.

Everlane



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This three-pack of reusable masks are machine washable and come in black, heather grey, and charcoal. For every pack sold, Everlane will donate 10% of sales to the ACLU. So far, the company has donated more than $600,000. 


$28 at Everlane

Lucky Brand



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Lucky Brand makes an affordable five-pack of cotton pleated face masks in simple, but  fashionable color choices. When you buy five masks, Lucky Brand pledges to donate five masks to their “unhoused neighbors and low-income Angelenos” via their community partners. 


$25 at Lucky Brand

Nordstrom



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While Nordstrom is known to be the pricier side, its fashionable face masks are not. The washable, reusable double-layer masks come in animal print, stripes, and other fun patterns. Best of all, for every package of masks purchased, Nordstrom will donate a mask to help protect kids and families in its communities. 


$20 at Nordstrom

Saturdays



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The NYC-based company is selling two-packs of reusable masks with complimentary shipping on all orders. The masks come are made from the company’s cotton jersey t-shirt fabric. And 100% of the process goes to the Audre Lorde Project, an organization that supports LGBTQ+ individuals.  


$20 at Saturdays

Caraa



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Caraa is also stepping into the face mask industry, featuring an assortment of pastel-colored reusable masks. Customers have the option to purchase five, 50, or 200 masks.  For every mask bought, Caraa will “match your purchase with a donation to relief efforts.”


$25 at Caraa

American Eagle



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The famous jeans seller is reallocating its denim for a good cause. American Eagle is selling three-packs of face masks made from reusable denim fabrication, with 20% of the proceeds going to Crisis Text Line, a text-based crisis service providing free, confidential support 24/7. 


$12 at American Eagle

Uncommon Goods



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The site known for selling unique gift ideas, Uncommon Goods is selling two-packs of rainbow-patterned face coverings. The washable masks are each labeled with a big, positive message such as “lift others up” and “keep smiling.” Additionally, 100% of profits from sales will go to NYC Health and Hospitals. 


$25 at Uncommon Goods