Where To Order & Buy Reusable Fabric Face Masks


Now that wearing face masks is considered absolutely necessary when we go out into public, to work and do our essential shopping, it’s time to stock up! You can make your own at home, but if you wish to get professionally made fabric masks delivered right to your door, here’s where you can get them. 

yellow fabric face mask surrounded by sewing thread, bobbins and needles

Why You Should Rather Buy Cloth Face Masks

We see a lot of people wearing those blue, surgical masks when they go out in public. But, if you think about it, restocking on these and using them daily are neither affordable nor eco-friendly. Here’s why we suggest you order fabric masks for you and your loved ones to fight the spread of COVID-19:

  • Fabric face masks are reusable. After you’ve worn them, simply pop them in the washing machine for a clean then hang them in the sun to dry (this will also assist in killing germs).
  • Fabric face masks are affordable. Instead of spending a fortune on the single-use medical masks, stock up on a few fabric masks that you’ll reuse repeatedly. No single-use face masks for us!
  • Fabric face masks are eco-friendly. Instead of throwing away single-use face masks every single time you return home from braving going into public, use and reuse the fabric face masks. This will have a better impact on the environment as well as lower the amount of litter we create.
  • Fabric face masks can be customised. When it comes to face masks, it’s not a one-size-fits-all scenario. Plus, considering this is going to be an essential accessory when we go out into public for the next few months, we would like them to look amazing and match our style. These new accessories can be completely perosnalised, just ensure they are worn and used correctly. Here’s the NICD’s guidelines on fabric face masks.

Here are a few places where you can order your own fabric face masks online and have them delivered right to your door.

Mzansi Masks

Mzansi Masks are based in Cape Town and create handmade barrier face masks to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 infection and protect you and your loved ones from potentially contracting the virus. There’s a wide variety of fabric colours, patterns and designs for you to choose from and their sizes range from children through to adults. Each mask is made with three layers of materials chosen to ensure comfort and protection. These masks are washable and need to be washed after every use. Click here to take a look at the selection of fabric face masks they have in stock. Delivery time and costs may vary due to the high volume of orders and courier availability.

Details: mzansimasks.co.za | info@mzansimasks.co.za | 021 448 2058 | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Kheper

Kheper are known for their beautiful, high quality athleisure wear, ranging from their sought-after Gamer Changer Bra to their ever-popular V-Pop high-waist gym leggings. And to help the country and their customers fight and protect themselves against the COVID-19 virus, Kheper have started making their own fabric face masks in various colours and patterns, available for adults and children. The Kheper masks won’t cost you more than R50* (excluding delivery) and offer four layers to ensure your safety.

Details: kheper.co.za | info@kheper.co.za | 0793 687 068 | Facebook | Instagram

Mia Mélange

For those who have never heard the name before, Mia Mélange is a proudly South African brand that handcrafts interior décor and lifestyle products. They have stepped up to the plate to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by crafting fabric face masks, made from 100% cotton Shweshwe (outer layer) and 100% cotton percale with a 200 thread count (inner layer). And due to them using thick cotton fabrics, their masks are made with two layers to ensure breathability. Mia Mélange offer single fabric face masks and also packs of three, five or 10. There’s a selection of colours and designs to choose from.

Details: miamelange.com | info@miamelange.com | 082 357 4044 | Facebook | Instagram

Custom Apparel

Custom Apparel has gone fabric face mask mad! Known for allowing their customers to let their imaginations and creativity run wild and customise their own style, Custom Apparel has heard the call and started to create masks to order. And best of all, they have some interesting and quirky designs to choose from if you’re looking for something unique. They have made their masks from A-grade materials with three-layers to do their part to #StopTheSpread. Get your cool Custom Apparel masks at R70* each. Click here to take a look at the designs they have in store.

Details: www.custom-apparel.co.za | info@custom-apparel.co.za | Facebook | Instagram

Ballo

Cape Town based Ballo are known for crafting and creating various fashionable and lifestyle accessories, including sunglasses, hat hangers and pots made from recycled materials. They also have their own clothing range. And to add to their list of products, they now also make fabric face mask. Ballo use discarded pieces of material to make their masks, which costs R150* each. And for every mask purchased from them, they’ll give one away for free to someone vulnerable and in need.

Details: www.ballo.co.za | ballo@ballo.co.za | 079 394 6572 | Facebook | Instagram

House of Hohwa

Looking for the most fashion-forward, on-trend fabric face masks to add to your wardrobe? House of Hohwa is just the place to find these works of art! Zimbabwean-born designer, Kuda Matiza, and his fashion line, House of Hohwa, have partnered with Newtown Junction Mall to make fabric face masks that are accessible to the public. These Iconic HoH Face Masks are absolutely stunning and come in a range of colours. You can get yours from their website at R100* per mask.

Details: www.digitally4u.co.zaInstagram

Sexy Socks SA

Buy fabric face masks that are crafted locally by a women’s empowerment project! Sexy Socks SA is another Cape Town based brand but they do deliver nationally across South Africa. The masks they sell are made in Cape Town by a local women’s empowerment project. And to give back to the community during this difficult time, a portion of the proceeds goes towards providing face masks to those vulnerable and less fortunate. Click here to get your Sexy Socks SA face masks at R55* each.

Details: sexysockssa.com | getsexy@sexysockssa.com | 021 286 7482 | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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NEW 🙌 FILTERED FABRIC FACE MASKS – available on www.sexysockssa.com & delivered throughout lockdown 💛 Made in Cape Town by a local women's empowerment project. A portion of proceeds goes towards providing face masks to those most vulnerable and less fortunate. TRIPLE-LAYERED WITH A BUILT-IN FILTER: • Layer 1: tightly woven cotton twill • Layer 2: built-in cotton filter • Layer 3: mixed fabric with a unique design WHY OUR FABRIC FACE MASKS? • Machine washable & reusable • Triple-layered with a built-in filter • Fits snugly but comfortably over the face • Easily secured with ties HOW DOES IT PROTECT YOU? • Reduces transmission of droplets when you sneeze or cough • Reduces inhaling droplets from others • Reduces exposure in overcrowded areas • Reminds you not to touch your face PLEASE NOTE: Not surgical grade and will not prevent you from contracting COVID-19.

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If you’d like to make your own fabric reusable face masks, here’s a few DIY tutorials that we found on YouTube to get you started on your next sewing project. And don’t worry, it’s a lot easier than it looks.

Please note: Due to the need of these fabric face masks, stockists and suppliers may be out of stock owing to the high volume of orders. Please be patient, visit their website and sign up to be notified when they restock. Also, prices mentioned are subject to change. 

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