Masks are still essential for navigating life during coronavirus. As some cities are opening back up after quarantines but others are facing record numbers of new cases, health officials still recommended people wear masks in public, especially in crowded areas where social distancing is difficult.
If you’re looking to support Black-owned businesses, here are 5 companies producing stylish face masks you should check out:
1) Grace Eleyae
The company is known for its silky head wraps and scarves to protect hair from breakage, but it’s not producing satin-lined machine washable face masks in several prints. $15.
2.) Shurkuru Couture
This mother and daughter-run fashion brand makes beautiful (and washable) sequined masks that have room to insert a filter in the inner lining. $20.
3.) Akese Stylelines
Chicago based designer Jennifer Akese-Burney produces beautiful facemasks in vibrant prints that also include matching headscarves or neck wraps. $25
4.) Saint Ola
This New York-based fashion brand founded by Jummy Thomas’ makes printed maks come with two disposable filters. And for every mask purchased, one is donated to a local hospital. $30
5.) Samaria Leah
Leah, the daughter of rapper LL Cool J and a FIT grad, produces these stylish and protective denim face masks. $25
Do you or someone you know make facemasks? Please drop the business name/IG in the comments below!