Although we’ve just been informed that most areas will transition to a modified enhanced community quarantine (what a mouthful), people are still dreading how life will be after it’s lifted. The “new normal” would consist of us wearing masks and practicing social distancing whenever we step out of our homes. And because surgical and N95 masks are primarily for frontliners and sick people, the demand for reusable masks has gone to a whole new level. Here are some designer brands you might want to consider buying:
Hand-loomed with love, VINTA uses an assortment of locally sourced woven materials to produce face masks. Aside from providing an alternative to surgical and N95 masks , the brand donates $20 from each sale to PAGASA and Save A Trike, two organizations that provide financial support to those who live off daily wages.
Basic Movement is a digital marketplace for independent designers and streetwear brands. A number of their designers offered to produce masks, with a percentage of the sales going to their CSR initiative of providing N95 masks to frontliners. I personally like the one made by Vina Romero, which is water repellent and has ear-friendly straps.
Just like many businesses, TOQA’s operations have been compromised due to the quarantine. In order to continue to support their staff, they decided to keep their workshop open and produce reusable masks. They have two varieties: one with regular loops and another with strings (which some have discovered to be multi-functional).
EC doesn’t just make reusable masks. They currently offer the ultimate quarantine package which includes three masks, 10 extra fillers, a refillable spray bottle and a pouch to fit all your grocery run essentials. For every purchase, they’re donating 10 cloth masks to PAGASA for the survival kits they’re putting together.
Both stylish and useful, TREK’s reflective masks are perfect for those who travel by bikes, electric scooters and the like. It helps them keep safe from road accidents, especially at night. They’re also waterproof, which is great for those who easily sweat. Besides selling masks, they also accept donations for frontliners in San Rafael, Bulacan.