With Coronavirus restrictions in place for the foreseeable future and fines for people who don’t comply with the regulations, you are likely to need a face mask at some point. Re-usable face masks are more environmentally friendly than disposable ones, and it’s best to have a few on rotation so that you can easily throw them in the wash and keep one on you at all times.
A 3-layer facemask is the best type. Some come with removable filters, but many fabric versions mean you can simply throw it in the wash to get rid of germs (ideally inside a washbag to protect the fabric).
So – where can you find a suitable face covering? Luckily, our stallholders are here to save the day. We’ve gathered a selection below…
CocOon Mask is the first brand we think of when you say the words ‘face mask’! Specialising in creating masks which are both thoroughly sustainable and safe, they use triple layer, organic peace silk, organic hemp, biodegradable eco-friendly elastic tencel thread, and are hand dyed using sustainably foraged leaves and leftover kitchen waste, natural minerals, fair trade organic pure-castile soap and minimal water.
Each mask comes with a carry bag, optional neck strap and free lifetime repairs, ensuring every mask has the longest possible life to be as eco-friendly as possible. And for every five masks sold, a mask is donated to The Trussell Trust. What’s not to love?
Little Dottie Designs has some lovely neutral-coloured facemasks, and makes them for little ones too. Made from soft linen, they are kind to your skin and will match absolutely any outfit you own! You can follow their Insta here.
Kaye Hannabuss‘ face masks have lovely patterns and sweet designs, and are light and fresh but with all of the required layers. She even offers matching hair accessories, so you can plan an entire outfit! Follow her on Insta here :