Please note that due to demand, stock may vary. Please check with the relevant store whether face masks are available.
Now that face masks are mandatory across many parts of Victoria, and are encouraged in other parts of Australia as the impact of coronavirus continues, it has become difficult to source masks with the increasing demand. Many businesses across different sectors have started pivoting to make masks to support their communities, including pet shops, craft stores and graphic designers.
There are also many businesses within the Square Seller Community that have started making and selling masks with interesting graphics that are reusable - here’s a list of businesses that you can visit to buy face masks right now:
Delfina Sport are an Australian custom swimwear company that has recently pivoted to supplying 3-layer face masks. They include an inbuilt pouch to insert anti-viral filters, as well as a metal nose clip to contour perfectly to the face. In addition to providing fun designs for face masks, they also offer custom face masks for businesses and have supplied Australian companies ranging from Mercedes to Swinburne University. View their full range online.
ULO Australia is a modern African textile and lifestyle brand which focuses on womenswear and homewares, all designed using the beautiful fabrics of Africa. Each piece is designed and handmade in their studio in Melbourne. The brand pivoted to start making face masks in 2020, you can buy their face masks online.
Aliengurl AKA Freyja Berry is making beautiful handmade face masks with eye-catching prints. She is also adding a ‘pay-it-forward’ purchase option at the cart in collaboration with Diggin’ In, who provide pet supplies to homeless people. While she is based in Melbourne, you can get the masks shipped across Australia. Find out more on her website.
Second Stitch offers beautiful handmade face masks crafted by a team made up of refugee and asylum seeker women, volunteer trainees and students participating in textile workshops. Their masks come in both small and large sizes, made from 100% new cotton, and include a lining in case you want to include a filter as well. Visit their website to view the full range - and check back for stock updates, as the masks have been selling very quickly.
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This Melbourne-based coffee roaster is selling face masks, snoods, hand sanitiser and more on their online store. Check out their range on their website.
Pet Pouch is a boutique online store based in Melbourne offering accessories for pets and pet lovers, however have also recently started offering reusable face masks (for humans) with lots of different colours. Find out more on their website.
Made from 100% quilting cotton, Porscha’s Homemades face masks come in a number of different sizes and styles. Have a look on her website.
Mask Protect is a small business based in Sydney that has recently pivoted to start selling fabric face masks. All masks are made in Sydney, and are reusable and machine washable, coming in a number of different colours and patterns. Check out their full range online.
Susan Flower Design is a store that makes products individually designed and in their Sydney studio - 100% designed and made in Sydney. Cloth face masks are available online and can be shipped around Australia. Find out more on the website.
While masks can be used as an extra safety precaution, please visit the Australian Government Department of Health website for additional information.
Header image credit: Jess Brohier