Wearing a mask is, for the most part, not about you: It’s about protecting those who may be more vulnerable around you. That said, the non-medical-grade mask you choose to wear is about you, a fashion accessory whose time is now. Here are a few SoCal favorites.
Every cotton sateen mask at Johnny Was features a pleated silhouette and an interior pocket for an additional filter. The masks are made from repurposed fabrics, so each style is unique. Masks come in packs of 5 or 50, in signature boho-chic and neutral prints as well as silk charmeuse; for every pack of five masks sold, a pack is donated to essential workers. Six SoCal locations; johnnywas.com
Yes, you can buy a six-pack of assorted hand-made cotton masks at BeachCandy—but what we’re loving are the single styles specifically created to match its swimsuits. Designer Brit B’s company introduces new styles monthly; all feature washable three-ply fabric with a soft binding around the face and a built-in filter pocket. For every mask purchased, two go to front-line workers. beachcandyswimwear.com
Shop Disney offers 18 styles of cloth masks in four-packs, assortments variously featuring Mickey and Minnie and Baby Yoda as well as Marvel, Pixar and Indian Princess collections. Masks are sized from youth small to adult extra large. Disney is donating one million cloth face masks to families in underserved and vulnerable communities across the U.S. and $1 million from mask-sales profits to MedShare. shopdisney.com
Photos: courtesy BeachCandy; courtesy the Walt Disney Co.