THE BEST FACE MASKS TO BUY RIGHT NOW
Face coverings are mandatory on public transport, inside shops and inside hospitality venues when not sat at a table in England so you’ll need to be prepared. Rather than going for a medical-grade mask (save the PPE for the NHS peeps), you want to get a reusable mask. Cotton ones are a good bet as they’re easy to wash and you’ll want it to be pretty well fitting around your face to better catch any droplets. Here are some of our fave face masks.
Mabel & Bowes
Mabel & Bowes makes its masks with two layers of woven cotton, elastic ear loops and some very fun patterns.
These masks from är come with insertable Nanofilters that block 99.8% of viruses, and they’ve got a ViralOff treatment on the surface so you don’t have to wash them so much. Double win.
Best known for tights and socks, Falke has got into the mask game with this sporty number.
50% of the profits are being donated to a PPE for NHS staff fundraising campaign.
A two-pack of pure cotton pleated masks in co-ordinated prints and colours.
This mask has adjustable ear straps and is reversible so you get two desgins in one.
These masks are made using the ends of fabric rolls and you get a mystery selection of three in a pack. £5 from each order also goes to Helpforce.
So Just Shop
Made using upcycled patterned fabrics, these masks are sustainable and there’s a space between the two layers for a filter if you want to add one.
Show off your grill with these cartoon mouth printed cotton masks.
It’s pricey but this mask comes with botanical filters that are 99% effective against viruses, exhalation valves, and an antibacterial copper carry case.
Great British Designer Face Coverings
The British Fashion Council and Bags of Ethics have teamed up to make sustainable masks designed by Halpern, Julien Macdonald, Liam Hodges, Mulberry, RAEBURN and RIXO.
As well as selling individual face masks, including designs from Warner Bros, Sesame Street, Superman and Wonder Woman, MaskClub runs a monthly subscription service, and donates 10% of sales to NHS Charities Together.