In combination with other efforts, such as social distancing, face masks are a vital tool to stop the spread of Coronavirus. Also, many countries, states, and cities are mandating facial coverings in public places.
However, we know that single-use masks are creating massive amounts of waste — and there have been reports of sweatshops and forced labor being used to produce PPE — so reusable cloth masks have risen up as a viable alternative for those that are not in the healthcare industry or facing other risks. (Please consult your doctor if you think you may need medical-grade masks, though!)
Below is a list of sustainable and ethical fashion brands making eco-friendly reusable cloth face masks. It’s a challenging time economically for many brands, but if we do have to purchase reusable cloth non-medical masks, choosing to get them from a conscious brand can be a vote for the types of brands we want to see survive this time!
This article features affiliates and partners. As always, we only feature brands that meet high standards for sustainability that we love — and that we think you’ll love too!
1. Made Trade
Made Trade’s reusable face masks are handmade responsibly in Portland, Oregon and made of recycled hemp and organic cotton. The masks feature an inner pocket for adding in a filter and are sold both individually and in packs of 3 or 6.
Check Out Made Trade’s Sustainable Masks
2. Amour Vert
California-based eco-fashion label Amour Vert has patterned non-medical masks made of deadstock organic cotton fabric. Their reusable organic cotton masks are double layered and feature an inside pocket for placing a filter.
Check Out Amour Vert’s Sustainable Masks
Baggu has 100% organic cotton masks that come in sets of three. The brand uses quilter cotton because it has a tight weave but is still breathable. These masks come with adjustable straps and an adjustable nose wire.
Check Out Baggu’s Organic Cotton Cloth Masks
DoneGood is an ethical and eco online marketplace with a variety of reusable cloth masks. The site has fairly-made, recycled, and organic face mask options!
Check Out DoneGood’s Reusable Cloth Masks
5. Avocado Mattress
Avocado Mattress has reusable GOTS-certified organic cotton non-medical masks for both adults and children. They come in packs of 4 and there are also family packs with 4 adult + 4 child-size masks.
Check Out Avocado Mattress’ Organic Cotton Masks
6. Delilah Home
Lifestyle brand Delilah Home has a collection of essential reusable cloth masks made from 100% hemp as well as a collection of washable masks made from GOTS-certified organic cotton. Both types of organic masks come in a variety of earthy colors.
Check Out Delilah Home’s Hemp Masks and Organic Cotton Masks
Zero waste fashion brand tonlé has reusable cotton non-medical masks made from cotton t-shirt jersey in a variety of elegant prints!
Check Out Tonlé’s Recycled Cotton Masks
8. For Days
Zero waste brand For Days is making reusable non-medical masks from organic cotton jersey — and reusing any scraps for use in other products. (Check out this post for more on zero waste fashion.) The brand is also partnering with Los Angeles to donate masks to those in need. With every purchase of a 5-pack, you are helping For Days donate 5 additional masks.
Check Out For Days’ Sustainable Masks
Naturepedic is currently making double-layer GOTS-certified organic cotton face masks sewn in Ohio. The brand reports that they are producing their masks at cost, and not for a profit.
Check Out Naturepedic’s Organic Cotton Masks*
9. Christy Dawn
Christy Dawn is a sustainable fashion label making masks from deadstock cotton. These ones are not organic, but they are repurposed cotton. The masks come in packs of 5 and 5 additional masks are donated with each purchase.
Check Out Christy Dawn’s Sustainable Masks
10. Natasha Tonic
Natasha Tonic is selling orders packs of five masks made of hemp and organic cotton with slits to insert filters. The masks are hand dyed with low impact dyes in LA and the brand is saving all the scraps from production for future use.
Check Out Natasha Tonic’s Organic Cotton + Hemp Masks
Encircled has non-medical masks made responsibly in Toronto, Canada from 50% GOTS-certified organic cotton and 50% recycled polyester. Their masks come in packs of 5 and feature a pouch for inserting an additional layer of fabric or a filter.
Check Out Encircled’s Organic Cotton Masks
12. Daniela Salazar
Made from organic cotton and coming in the loveliest pastel colors, Daniela Salazar has non-medical grade masks with a pocket for a removable filter. (Filter is not included.)
Check Out Daniela Salazar’s Organic Non-Medical Masks
13. Life Without Plastic
Life Without Plastic is making reusable non-medical grade face masks from 45% organic cotton and 55% hemp. Masks are sold individually.
Check Out Life Without Plastic’s Organic Cotton and Hemp Masks
14. Alex and Nova
Alex and Nova is creating GOTS-certified organic cotton face masks for adults and children (there’s an option for children 2-4 years and one for children 4-8 years).
Check Out Alex and Nova’s Organic Cotton Masks
Plover is making double layer GOTS-certified organic cotton non-medical grade face masks. These masks are sold individually.
Check Out Plover’s Organic Cotton Masks
16. Van Hoang
Conventional cotton, ethically made
Van Hoang is a Nashville-based label making 100% cotton non-medical grade face masks in their studio. There is an opening in the back of the masks to put in a filter.
17. Arraei Collective
Arraei Collective’s non-medical masks are made with a double-layered hemp fabric and feature an insert pocket for adding a filter. The masks are being made out of recycled fabric leftovers from previous collections. Arraei Collective also has children’s and toddler-size masks.
Check Out Arraei Collective’s Hemp Masks
Conventional cotton, ethically made
TELAstory’s masks are supporting the employment of seamstresses in Manila, Philippines — not only for the brand but for other garment workers who are currently out of work. Their non-medical cotton masks feature a pocket for an additional filter as well as a layer of non-woven polypropelyne material.
Check Out TELAStory’s Ethical Masks
19. Sunday West
Conventional cotton, ethically made
Sunday West is making double-layered cotton face masks in black, navy, and mint colors. All masks are made ethically at Sunday West’s home studio in South Carolina.
Check Out Sunday West’s Ethical Masks
20. Anchal Project
Anchal Project’s masks are crafted with two layers of organic cotton. The brand’s eco-friendly non-medical masks come in two sizes: medium or large.
Check Out Anchal Project’s Eco-Friendly Masks
More Brands Making Eco-Friendly and Organic Cotton Masks:
21. California Cloth Foundry (made from their textiles, which include organic cotton, Cleaner Cotton™, hemp, Lenzing Modal™
22. SoulRole on Etsy (organic cotton)
23. Jenmay (organic cotton)
24. Ecoapparel (organic cotton)
25. Yana Dee (organic cotton)
26. Hyer Goods (deadstock cotton)
27. Half Moon (recycled conventional cotton)