If we're wearing masks, we may as well do it in style! 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 the most stylish reusable face masks.
Reusable face masks
Adrienne Winkelmann |Special Edition Face Mask: Midnight Crystal, $49
This Special Edition Face mask features Swarovski crystals on a high shine finish fabric. This is a double layered cotton reusable face mask. Available in 20 prints and in sizes small, medium & large. 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.
Creative & Brave | Leopard Print $25
Beautifully constructed face masks with a hint of fun. This reusable face mask is made with a double layer of breathable cotton and fitted with adjustable elastic loops for your ears. 100% NZ made. 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. Shop online, here.
Kate Sylvester | Patterned face masks, $39
Kate Sylvester face masks are made from offcuts of favourite Kate Sylvester & Sylvester prints. Shop online, here.
Flo and Frankie | Antiviral face mask, $35.90
AVIRO masks are unique, the inner and outer layers are engineered with HeiQ Viroblock, antiviral and antibacterial fabric protection. Shop online, here.
Global Culture | Basket Weave Cotton Face Masks, $20Global Culture's cotton cloth face masks are made in New Zealand. These double-layer cloth face masks are machine washable for easy care and super soft against your skin. This mask offers light protection and acts as a reminder not to touch your face. 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.
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.
Strangely Normal | Frank Vegas face mask, $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
Breathe Free Protective Face Mask 10 Pack, $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.
A note from COVID19.govt.nz on mask use:
At Alert Levels 2 and above the risk of COVID-19 being present in the community is higher. So, wearing a face covering is more important. You legally must wear a face covering on public transport and aircraft at Alert Level 2. This includes trains, buses and ferries. At Alert Level 2, when not on public transport, it is recommended you consider wearing a face covering when you cannot maintain physical distance from people you do not know. For more information click here.