As more and more cities across the U.S. are recommending wearing cloth face masks when going out in public due to the coronavirus pandemic, more and more fashion brands are stepping up, using their resources to make as many masks as they possibly can to keep up with demand from both essential workers and the general public. Unlike the boxes of disposable masks that are sold out everywhere, these cloth masks are machine-washable and actually quite stylish. And while they may not be as cheap as the disposable ones, they’re certainly more sustainable, and almost every brand we’ve come across is also making donations of masks to healthcare and other essential workers, so you can rest assured that you’re doing good while protecting yourself and others.
To make your search for masks a little less frustrating, below, we compiled 48 brands that are selling them while also giving back. As expected, many brands are overwhelmed with orders, but they’re working as fast as they can to fulfill orders while keeping their employees safe. (I have placed a couple of orders for masks and both shipped more quickly than I thought they would.)
Keep scrolling to shop stylish masks from fashion brands that are donating to stop the spread.
For every set of 3 masks sold, Staud will be donating a set of 3 masks to the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles.
Madewell and J.Crew have donated 75,000 single-use face masks to Montefiore Medical Center in New York.
100% of the proceeds from Outdoor Voices’ cool masks will benefit Direct Relief.
Gap Inc. is working to get masks to those in need and is donating to organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Feeding America. Read more about their efforts here.
For every mask set sold on Mother Denim from April 10 to April 30, $10 will be contributed to No Kid Hungry.
Reformation is separately selling packs of five face masks for donation for communities in need (including essential workers). Donate here.
Gap is donating 50,000 reusable masks to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada and is connecting hospital networks with millions of PPE.
Revolve has pledged to donate more than 200,000 medical-grade masks to healthcare workers.
Another selection from Revolve.
We couldn’t not include this one from Revolve as well.
With each purchase (FYI: It also comes in denim), five masks will be donated to front line heroes in the most impacted hospitals of their community.
American Eagle is donating 20% of this face mask sale to Crisis Text Line.
For every pack of masks sold, Paige will donate a pack to be distributed to those on the frontlines. They’re also including a mask at no extra cost with every purchase made on PAIGE.
A portion of proceeds from Koral’s collection of face masks will be donated to No Kid Hungry.
For every denim mask purchased (which comes in three rinses to choose from), one will be donated to local businesses that need them.
For each purchase of a pack of masks, Rails will also donate a pack to essential workers and businesses in its local communities.
Michael Stars is working to produce and distribute at least 10k masks total to LA Protects & local health clinics and organizations who are in need.
For every package of masks purchased, Nordstrom will donate a mask to help protect kids and families in our communities.
Skims will be donating one million dollars and 10,000 Seamless Facemasks distributed across four different charities including Good + Foundation, L.A. Regional Food Bank, Baby 2 Baby’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund, and National Domestic Workers Alliance’s Coronavirus Care Fund.
Thus far, i-Blu has donated 5,000 masks to downtown L.A.’s homeless shelters, local churches, mission churches in Mexico, and local hospitals. They are planning on continuing to donate to those in need, in both the L.A. community and beyond, and donations are not contingent on consumers buying. i-Blu hopes to better arm all Americans with quality-made masks at prices that they can stock up on.
For each mask purchased, St. John will donate three non-surgical antimicrobial masks to those in need.
Alice + Olivia
For every mask sold, Alice+Olivia is donating one to communities in need.
Anthropologie is donating to GetUsPPE, an organization that provides healthcare workers with the protective equipment they need.
For every face mask purchased, a medical-grade mask will be donated to a healthcare professional.
Los Angeles Apparel
All purchases of Los Angeles Apparel’s masks help fund its ability to donate masks to essential services.
With each mask purchase, Sanctuary will provide masks to organizations in need.
For each set of 5 face masks, one set will be donated.
Onzie has donated thousands of masks to local hospitals, and proceeds will be donated to healthcare workers across America through a donation to the Center For Disaster Philanthropy.
Rag & Bone
Each purchase of a Rag & Bone mask helps them donate to those most affected by COVID-19.
For each face mask sold, Eberjey will donate one to a healthcare worker.
With every pack purchase, they’ll be donating the funds to create one non-medical grade mask to be donated to a healthcare worker.
For each of these beautiful face masks sold (which also come in a cotton version), KES is donating one to a healthcare professional.
Old Navy is donating 50,000 of these masks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Gap Inc. is supplying millions of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to frontline healthcare workers.
For every 5-pack of face masks sold, they’ll donate 5 to Los Angeles citizens in need through their community partners.
For each purchase of a pack of Christy Dawn’s lovely sustainable masks for yourself, a pack will be donated to those in need.
Citizens of Humanity
Citizens of Humanity has re-purposed their sewing facility to produce masks for front line responders. They’re also making masks available to the public (which are currently on pre-order).
For every mask set sold, Camp Collection will be donating a set to a local San Francisco essential business.
For every mask sold, a mask will be donated to support the local Los Angeles senior centers and hospitals.
For every pack of masks purchased, Beyond Yoga will donate 2 masks to essential workers in need of them.
For every mask purchased, they’ll donate a mask to a New York shelter for women with mental health disorders who are experiencing homelessness.
10% of profits from the masks will be donated to SF-Marin Food Bank and Food Bank NYC.
The brand has also donated its non-medical masks to nurses and hospitals in CA, NYC, and Guam.
Clare V. is distributing masks to frontline workers and receiving suggestions from their community.
For every mask sold, they will donate a mask to our local chapter of United Way.
For each mask sold, 5 will be provided to healthcare workers in New York City.
They are creating a custom mask for the nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
5% of sales from the masks will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House New York. Shop the rest of the color options here.
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This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.