The use of face masks or coverings is highly encouraged while outside of your bubble to help protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19, and their use will be mandatory on all forms of public transport from Monday August 31 under alert level 2 and higher. We've done some mask research and have come up with a list of the places in the heart of the city where you can buy reusable face masks. If we're wearing masks, we may as well do it in style! Browse the range of face masks Auckland businesses have to offer to help us all stamp out COVID-19.
Reusable face masks
Creative & Brave | Stitched by Lanah, $25
Beautifully constructed face masks with a hint of fun. All Stitched masks meet all the guidelines set out by the New Zealand ministry of Health and meet very high standards for customers in terms of construction and comfort. All Stitched masks come pre washed and sealed. They also come with a pamphlet on aftercare and more Information about their construction. All Stitched masks are 100% NZ made. Made with care and love by Lanah Harlick. Shop online, here.
AVIRO | Anti-viral face mask, from $60 (pack of 2)
AVIRO face masks are the fusion of world leading technology and textile fabrication providing both Anti-viral and Antibacterial properties. There is a risk that germs and viruses can be transferred by handling face masks or from surface to surface contact.
Utilising World-Leading Swiss technology, HeiQ Viroblock, this inhibits the presence and growth of bacteria and viruses on the fabric. This technology has been proven effective against SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes COVID-19), RSV and Influenza types H1N1, H5N1, H7N9.
AVIRO is the first and only company in New Zealand offering this technology with proven validation through independent test reports which took months to attain.
Available in packs of two, five, or twenty-five. Shop online, here.
Global Culture | Merino Face Masks, $20
Global Culture's merino cloth face masks are made from 100% natural merino fibre. Merino wool cloth is a naturally lightweight, sustainable, recyclable, and biodegradable fibre. It is natures super fibre. These double-layer cloth face masks are made from soft breathable, moisture-wicking merino wool cloth. This mask offers light protection and acts as a reminder not to touch your face. Shop online, here.
RUBY | Repurposed materials mask $25
The RUBY face mask is a non-medical, reusable face mask with adjustable ties. It's made from fabric offcuts from RUBY and Liam collections - they are all for zero waste and circularity. Shop online, here.
RJB Design | Pure wool mask, $45
Handcrafted and made in New Zealand, this face mask is made with pure wool and a soft cotton inner. Made from a luxury super 160 - this is an incredibly soft and luxurious fabric. Shop online, here.
Untouched World | Ecoprotect Face Masks, $69 - $79
- Adjustable Helix Face Mask, $79: This comfortable mask is made from two layers of organic cotton. A flexible nose bridge can be moulded to ensure a good fit and toggles can be adjusted to ensure elastic ear loops fit well.
- Nanoknit Face Mask, $69: The knitted filter mask is made in New Zealand from antibacterial and antimicrobial ZQ Certified New Zealand Merino and features elasticated Merino ear loops for extra comfort during prolonged use.
Both masks sold at Untouched World are designed to use in conjunction with HELIX.iso™ Filters (included). These can also can be purchased separately. The exceptional electrostatic capabilities of HELIX.iso™ Filters capture the tiniest dangerous airborne particles and has extremely low breathing resistance, making it exceptionally easy to breathe through. Shop online, here.
Juliette Hogan | JH Face Mask, $55 or $150 for a set of 3
Made with 100% cotton this is a reusable double layered cotton pleated face mask with fabric ties for around the ears. These cloth face masks are not a replacement for medical grade protective equipment. Shop online, here.
Kate Sylvester | Patterned face masks, $35
Kate Sylvester face masks are made from offcuts of favourite Kate Sylvester & Sylvester prints. Shop online, here.
Shut the Front Door | Pack of 3 face masks, $29.99
Super soft washable masks that are a barrier to droplets, dust and pollen, the most fashionable way to keep you and others safe! Shop online, here.
Cotton On | Foundation Face Mask, $9.99
Made from cotton, each mask fits comfortably with adjustable elastic straps. These masks are tested to a KN90 standard and filter at least 90% of airborne particles down to pm2.5. They’re able to filter particles including general pathogens and air pollution. 100% of proceeds go towards empowering youth through quality education and access to healthcare. Shop online, here.
Flo and Frankie | Antiviral face mask, $35.90 (available for pre-order)
AVIRO masks are unique, the inner and outer layers are engineered with HeiQ Viroblock, antiviral and antibacterial fabric protection. Shop online, here.
Adrienne Winkelmann | Fabric face masks, from $25
100% Cotton reusable face masks. Made from vintage fabrics from the AW design room. This is a double layered cotton reusable face mask. Available in 14 colorways and in sizes small, medium & large. Shop online, here.
Strangely Normal | Fabric face masks, $39
Washable and layered, 100% Cotton with a pocket to insert filters. A donation of $5 goes to SPCA for each mask sold. Plus, when you order a shirt online until the end of October - receive a free face mask made from the same fabric! Shop online, here.
Single Use Disposable Face Masks
Disposable surgical face mask, $9.99 | Chemist Warehouse
3 layer structure that combines an outer cover that protects splashes, a high- filteration and water repellent filter, and an antibacterial and deodorizing filter. Shop online, here.
Bactive Face Masks, $54.99 for a pack of 50 | Countdown
Single use disposable face masks. Shop online, here.
Health Warrior Masks, $29.99 for a pack of 25 | New Wold
Single use disposable face masks. Shop online, here.
A note from COVID19.govt.nz on mask use:
Wearing a face covering helps keep you and others safe. At alert level 3, you are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering when you're outside your home and in a place where it’s hard to stay 2 metres away from other people, such as on public transport, or in shops. At Alert Level 2, you may consider wearing a mask when you cannot maintain physical distance from people you don't know. For more information visit the official Covid 19 website.