Here we go again! Mask wearing is now mandatory when you’re visiting essential services, (like the supermarket, or pharmacy) so don’t leave home without one! If you’re finding single use medical masks a pain aaaand a fortune to keep using, or just want something that’s actually a bit cute to wear we’ve got you sorted!
Now, the vast majority of these masks are not medical grade, and whatever mask you’re wearing, you still need to observe two metre distancing, handwashing, coughing into your elbow and all the sensible things you should be doing to keep yourself and others safe. The advice that you need to treat your facemask the same as your underwear is bang on – make sure they’re clean and dry before every use, don’t wear someone else’s and don’t touch/readjust them in when you’re out in public.
Here we go!
$22 each (includes 2 Meo™ Helix ™ Filters)
These beauties are designed to international testing standards and perfect for preventing the spread of flu (they’re highly effective in filtering 99.99% of harmful airborne bacteria, removing most flu pathogens). These masks are super reliable – they remove noxious gases, inhibit the growth of bacteria, are made from a renewable resource AND are hypoallergenic. The MEO ™ natural filters use wool from sheep specially breed in Wanaka and are now in high demand internationally – go NZ!
Made from 100% natural fabrics, these fab masks come in a range of styles and textiles. Among the stylish options there’s the check (100% wool), black (100% linen) and sage (100% viscose). These double layered masks also feature a pouch to pop in a filter.
Richie & Co
$30 (three pack)
These stylish (and affordable!) masks are machine washable, 90% nylon, 10% spandex. In each pack you’ll get an animal print, check and plain black mask.
$19.99 (pack of 3)
These 100% cotton, machine washable beauties include a pouch for inserting a protective pouch – gauze or a sterile pad if you’re after extra protection. It’s a lucky dip what fabric you’ll get, but the beautiful thing about these ones is they’re a buy one, give one offer – meaning you’ll be helping out vulnerable groups in NZ with your purchase.
Made from two layers of organic cotton tee-shirting AND two layers of spun bonded polypropylene, these masks have got you covered. They come in black in a range of sizes for women, men and children.
These masks offer a triple layer of fabric, with a 100% Navy linen outer, a cotton lining and black poly/cotton ties for durability.
This beauty is breathable, re-usable and water resistant. Featuring a rose print cotton-poly outer, cornflower blue jersey lining made from recycled cotton, it has elasticated sides which gather in front of the ears. Each mask comes with elastic untied so it can be fitted to the wearer and they’re available in two sizes.
$27 (currently discounted from $55)
Made in NZ, these light linen face masks are currently on sale! This is a reusable double layered pleated face mask and measures 7cm w x 10cm h when flat and has 100% Silk fabric ties for around the ears.