The spread of coronavirus and the risk of COVID-19 has kept entire populations indoors for weeks. But regardless of our best efforts to #StayHome, life still requires venturing out for certain essentials: buying groceries, refilling prescriptions, and even just getting a breath of fresh air. For these excursions, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a recommendation to wear “cloth face coverings” in addition to keeping a six-foot distance from others when outside.
A cloth face covering — which reduces the risk of asymptomatic carriers spreading the disease further — can be anything from a scarf or bandana wrapped around your face to a DIY face mask to a store-bought mask. While fashioning a cloth face covering out of materials already in your home is convenient for many, there are plenty of reasons others prefer to purchase ready-made masks.
Since the CDC made its recommendation, non-medical cloth face masks have become difficult to come by; designers and brands that have pivoted production are finding their supplies quickly bought out by shoppers eager to protect themselves and those close to them.
If you’ve found yourself face-to-face with sold-out product pages in your efforts to buy one, we’ve rounded up all of the places you can still find fabric face masks online. Not only do the below brands still have inventory available for purchase or pre-order, they are all also making charitable contributions.
Shop CDC-recommended non-medical face masks below.
Our patience has paid off — Nordstrom is finally producing and selling cloth face masks, and they're among the most affordable we've seen. Shop packs of six for $24, and Nordstrom will donate one to a community member in need.
Shop now: 6 for $24; nordstrom.com
Old Navy's face masks sold out in mere days, but sister brand Gap's masks are still in stock. Shop three-packs for $15, and pick up some kids' masks as well.
Shop now: 3 for $15; gap.com
Everyone's favorite mall brand is front of mind once more thanks to its recently launched line of fabric face masks. Shop them in six solid and patterned design options.
Shop now: $15; express.com
Another sister brand to Old Navy and Gap, Banana Republic is also producing face masks. Its three-packs are a nylon-polyester-spandex blend that mold to the face comfortably and for a close fit. Expected to ship June 12.
Shop now: 3 for $29; bananarepublic.com
This sweatshirt-soft fleece face mask is going to be even more comfortable on your face that regular cotton. Dual ear holes mean you can opt for the set that fits you best.
Shop now: 5 for $20; verishop.com
Shop now: $10; exzemahoneyco.com
The known and loved womenswear and lifestyle brand Amadi is finally aboard the mask-making traini. Made of 100 percent two-ply cotton, the mask is available in floral, gingham, stripes, and SO many other patterns.
Shop now: $14; anthropologie.com
This phone case brand has shifted gears during the crisis and is donating one medical mask to healthcare workers for every non-medical mask purchased. Available in five colors are varying purchase quantities, masks are set to ship May 7.
Shop now: $15; casetify.com
Los Angeles Apparel
This made-in-the-US apparel brand is using profits from fabric face mask sales to fund its donation program, which supports essential workers.
Shop now: 3 for $30; losangelesapparel.com
Activewear brand Onzie's masks have become popular in the short time since it pivoted to producing the protective layer. Proceeds are being donated to healthcare workers through the Center For Disaster Philanthropy.
Shop now: 2 for $24; onzie.com
Denim brand Paige is supporting essential workers on the front lines through LA Protects by donating one pack of masks for every pack sold.
Shop now: 4 for $20; paige.com
These quick-shipping masks feature a carbon filter sewn between fabric layers. For each mask purchased, one is donated.
Shop now: $19; subzeromasks.com
One way many people are acquiring fabric face masks is by making them themselves. But for those of us without the technical skill or proper supplies readily available, Etsy is a great resource for not only getting the protection we need, but supporting independent sellers in these turbulent economic times. Plus, you can choose from a wide variety of patterns and fits.
Shop now: Prices vary; etsy.com
Shop now: $25; thereformation.com
Ministry of Supply
Ministry of Supply is selling fabric masks bundled in a set with 10 single-use filters. You can buy one set for $50, or add three sets to your cart for $100 — granting you one free set. For each purchase, the brand donates a medical mask to the healthcare community.
Shop now: $50; ministryofsupply.com
Shop or donate a five-pack of recycled scrap-fabric masks for $25 from bag-maker Caara. Each purchase is matched with a donation to New York’s relief efforts. The masks are currently available for pre-order and will ship between April 17 and May 15.
Shop now: $25; caraasport.com
This destination for gifts and home goods is now offering cheerful fabric face masks with rainbow designs in packs of two, with 100 percent of profits going towards NYC hospitals and healthcare.
Shop now: $25; uncommongoods.com
These reusable patterned masks engineered with a filter sleeve help Vistaprint in donating 10 percent of profits to small businesses in need.
Shop now: $18; vistaprint.com
Bronx and Banco
Flowy blouses, wedding guest dresses, and now masks. This womenswear brand is making floral cloth coverings that are estimated to deliver by May 17.
Shop now: $25; revolve.com
Contemporary women's apparel brand Krina Grimaldi is selling cloth masks in red and green floral patterns for $15 each. Scheduled to deliver by May 18.
Shop now: $15; revolve.com
8 Other Reasons
Shop a three-pack of nylon masks for $22 from accessories brand 8 Other Reasons, scheduled to deliver by May 22.
Shop now: 3 for $22; revolve.com
Celeb-loved denim brand Mother is selling two-packs of masks for $20 and donating $10 of each purchase made between April 10 and April 30 to No Kid Hungry. Masks are restocked Wednesday at 3 p.m. PT.
Shop now: $20; motherdenim.com
Rag & Bone
Celeb-loved brand Rag & Bone is donating $5 to City Harvest and $4 to local workers affected by the pandemic for every mask made. No profit is kept from the sale of these masks.
Shop now: $30; rag-bone.com
So many celebrities have been spotted in this mask brand lately, from Hilary Duff to Ben Affleck to Ana de Armas. Shop masks at Anthropologie or SanctuaryClothing.com. Scheduled to ship at early at June 5.
This NYFW-showing designer is making beautiful art-like masks for a charitable cause. For every mask purchased, five are donated to medical professionals. Ships May 12.
Shop now: $100; collinastrada.com
Parents struggling to get their kids to wear masks will have no problem with these Disney-themed ones. Each set of four masks contributes to Disney's charitable donations to Medshare. Pre-order now for shipment in July.
Shop now: 4 for $20; shopdisney.com
This independent brand is producing fashionable tie-dye and patterened masks to keep your spirits high. Currently available for pre-order to ship late May.
Shop now: $30; abacaxi-nyc.com
St. John's Knits
Luxury knitwear label St. John's Knits is producing masks in its signature knit pique fabric. Each mask purchase funds the donation of three surgical masks to the medical community.
Shop now: $50; stjohnknits.com
This intimates and swimwear brand is producing pretty patterned tie-back masks and is donating one medical mask for every non-medical mask purchased. Orders may take 14 days to ship.
Shop now: $40; araks.com
For each pack of fabric masks purchased, Tanya Taylor is donating funds for one medical-grade mask. The brand's additional findraising has contributed to the production of over 30,000 medical masks. Orders will ship between May 18 and June 15.
Shop now: 5 for $35; tanyataylor.com
Gown-maker Katie May is now selling sultry, lace-embellished masks that offer a fun alternative to your simple cotton option. Scheduled to deliver by June 1.
Shop now: $45; revolve.com
Celeb-loved tights brand Wolford made a mask that's as simple and well-designed as its core product line. Scheduled to deliver by June 9.
Shop now: $35; revolve.com
Cult denim brand GRLFND makes the case for a face mask thats protective and bold. This chainmail rendition is perfect for when you have a grocery run at 5 and Zoom theme party at 6.
Shop now: $45; revolve.com
Lovers + Friends
Florals or fierce? You won't have to choose with the patterned three-pack from womenswear brand Lovers + Friends. Scheduled to deliver by June 25.
Shop now: 3 for $45; revolve.com
T-shirt and apparel company Goldsheep is selling cloth face masks on its site, as well as donating masks to the Los Angeles community of essential workers. Shop a variety of styles that’ll brighten your day with fun slogans and graphics. It also makes options for kids.
Shop now: $20; goldsheep.com
Accessories maker Lele Sadoughi is producing masks just as sweet and femme as her headbands and jewelry. Shop in packs of three.
Shop now: 3 for $40; lelesadoughi.com
We love its jeans, so we're sure to love its masks, too. Shop three-packs for fabric masks from Madewell for $20 a set, scheduled to ship June 3.
Shop now: 3 for $30; madewell.com
These patterned masks support Birdwell's buy-on-give-one program, which donates masks to an LA-based non-profit providing drive-thru testing. Masks may take two to three weeks to ship.
Shop now: $20; birdwell.com
This clothing brand's masks support hospitals and senior centers in the LA area. Pre-order masks are scheduled to ship April 14.
Shop now: 3 for $12; newrepublic.com
This print shop's fabric masks are made with a stretchy, t-shirt-like material that's comfortable to wear. Shop in packs of 12.
Shop now: 12 for $30; customink.com
Shop Vida's masks in 15 color choices and as single, pair, or 4-pack options. You can also shop replacement filter insets, recommended to switch out every seven days.
Shop now: $10; shopvida.com
Rent the Runway
Buy five and give five with Rent the Runway's mask purchase program.
Shop now: 5 for $50; renttherunway.com
As part of Masks for America, Buck Mason is donating one medical mask to the healthcare community for each non-medical mask sold. Shop, donate, or buy in bulk.
Shop now: 5 for $20; buckmason.com
These Kawaii masks bring some levity to an otherwise somber situation with boba and UWU graphics. Masks are pre-order and will ship in late May to early June.
Shop now: $12; smokonow.com
Widely known athleisure brand Outdoor Voices is selling five-packs of masks for $25. Pre-order now for shipping mid-May.
Shop now: $5 for $25; outdoorvoices.com
Minna produces cotton masks with muslin liners made by artisans. For every mask purchased, one is donated to an individual in need. Masks restock on a weekly basis.
Shop now: $15; minna-goods.com
This womenswear designer is selling 100 percent cotton masks in three prints: Very Berry Paisley, Holland Garden, and Java Blue. Separately, Vera Bradley is producing medical-grade masks for healthcare professionals. Pre-order is not currently available, but keep an eye out for the next restock of fabric masks.
Shop now: $8; verabradley.com
Khloe Kardashian’s ready-to-wear brand is selling denim masks in three colors: navy, gray, and black. Each mask purchase is matched by the brand with a donation to a local business in need. The masks are expected to ship April 27.
Shop now: $5; goodamerican.com
Alice + Olivia
A mask with a true fashion-girl twist, this preppy design from Alice + Olivia features bespectacled cartoon women in a tiled pattern. For each mask purchased, one will be donated. They are available for pre-order now and expected to ship on April 30.
Shop now: $10; aliceandolivia.com
Many clothing brands have swiftly pivoted to mask production, and in this case, so has a mattress brand. Avocao is selling four-packs of double-layer canvas masks with tie straps. Each of these packs are sold at cost and collects zero profit.
Shop now: 4 for $23; avocadomattress.com