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Fashionable Face Coverings
In the UK, it’s now becoming mandatory to wear masks in public transport and highly encouraged in public places to protect both yourself and others. Many countries across Europe and elsewhere around the world have adopted similar policies for the foreseeable future as well. So, if you’re planning to purchase face masks, we recommend opting for reusable and washable face masks. Most people are looking for cloth face masks instead of surgical and N95s due to the ongoing shortage of PPE for healthcare and essentials workers.
Many celebrities like Billie Eilish and Cara Delevigne have been spotted wearing face coverings at fashion shows since the start of the pandemic. And while a face covering isn't a fashion accessory per se, there’s no doubt that they’re going to be a prominent daily accessory in our lives for the time being, so we thought it'd be fun to find some face coverings that are both functional and fashionable. Below, we’ve scoped out some of our favourite fashionable finds—read on to find your perfect fit.
What to look for in a face covering
Disposable vs. Reusable
Both work well in term of breathability and blocking respiratory droplets. However, since the disposable version were designed to be only used once and then thrown away, which could be damaging to the environment. Washable mask is a better alternative for a long-term use.
How many layers do you need?
It is recommended by the WHO to look for a reusable mask with a minimum of three layers.
What material is best?
Look for higher quality fabrics with a tighter weave and thicker thread as they do a better job at blocking droplets.
Discover this British-made face covering brand that works to support small and local businesses. The masks are created using the gorgeous Liberty London 100% cotton fabric and designed for a comfortable and stylish fit. Adjust it to suit your face shape with a soft nose clip. Plus, it comes with two disposable 3 Ply filter sourced from Korea and a cotton bag to safely keep your face covering when it's not in use.
Rixo is helping to keep everyone safe and stylish with their non-medical face coverings. Featuring their summer floral print and made from 70% silk and 30% cotton, which guarantees a luxurious and comfortable feel. Pair it with their matching Cozi Midaxi Dress or Georgia Midi Skirt with Slits for your perfect summer ensemble.
Re-usable face coverings don't get any more lavish than SLIP – made from double-sided 100% mulberry silk. It's guaranteed to feel gentle on your delicate skin. Adjust it to fit your face with elastic earloops, a nose wire and silicone stoppers.
Shop face coverings in an assorted set of 5 beautifully intricate Liberty London designs. Formed from 3 specially treated fabric layers: an outer layer of 100% Tana Lawn Cotton (treated to be water-repellent and breathable), an intermediate filter, and an internal 100% cotton layer (with an anti-bacterial treatment to remain odourless even after hours of use). These specialist treatments last for up to 20 washes.
Sustainably made face coverings (made from the end from fabric rolls) with a set of three mixes of vibrant colours and prints. These aesthetically pleasing masks are made with three layers – 2 layers of jersey fabric, and a filter. Plus, feel good about your fashion purchase as £5 from each pack is donated to Helpforce, a charity that helps support NHS staff and patients.
Crafted using leftover printed Italian cotton and specially designed for their Fall 2020 collection. These exquisite face coverings include a removable filter pocket and fabric-covered elasticated straps for comfortable wear. They are also donating 100% of net profits to supporting COVID-19 relief (National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal).