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9 Independent Mask-Makers You Should Support Right Now

by Grace Weinberg

1. Jamille Textiles

Adia Jamille is a textile artist and the creator of Jamille Textiles. She’s a multitalented badass who designs her own fabrics, paints, draws, sews, and is a practicing doula. All of her products are designed and made by Jamille herself. You can buy her face masks here

2. Thief&Bandit

Thief&Bandit makes sustainable clothing, swimwear, and intimates – all of which are made by hand in Nova Scotia. The lace-trimmed ones are arguably the best (in my opinion), but you can choose to customize your own mask. Find the link to their website here

3. Thea by Thea

The woman behind Thea by Thea started making and selling masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. All of her masks are hand-made and pre-washed at high temperatures. The website also notes that the coverings are “manufactured and packaged under strict sanitary conditions.” Click here to go to her website. 

4. Daniela Tabois

Daniela Tabois is a Brooklyn-based artist and creator of the Daniela Tabois bridal brand. Her face masks are inspired by her lace and sequin bridalwear. It’s a perfect pick if you happen to be going to a formal event during the pandemic or want to be a champion of haute couture at the grocery store. Find her bridal masks here

5. The Just Girl Project

The Just Girl Project is an artistic movement that empowers girls and addresses body image, mental health, and relationship issues. They have a really solid collection of face masks which are all made by and support female artists! The link to their website is here.

6. Rebirth Garments

Rebirth Garments specializes in making clothes for a full spectrum of genders, sizes, and abilities. They have clear/window masks that are more accessible for members of  Deaf and Hard of Hearing community who rely on reading lips. The masks can be customized with eight different attachment styles which are helpful if you have limited mobility/fine motor skills. Find the link to their website here

7. Pistol Shrimp Shop 

Pistol Shrimp Shop sells “sassy face coverings + lacy couture.” They make Orville Peck inspired masks (which I’m here for) that vary from six to seven inches. They’re made of 100% woven cotton, except for the fringe on top, which is a polyester blend. DM them on Instagram to order a mask.

8. Taylor Jay

Taylor Jay is the woman behind the clothing brand that works to include bodies of all sizes and sustainably produces their products. This type of “slow fashion” is made in an ethical, fair-wage factory with environmentally sustainable textiles and recycled threads. You can find her face cover collection here

9. Beandream

Beandream is a company that makes accessories such as bags, hats, and stickers in addition to masks. It was started and designed by a mother and her two daughters. The poppy mask is sold out right now, but don’t worry! They’re planning to restock soon. The link to their website is here

Header image via @JustGirlProject on Instagram

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