Looks like we’ll be keeping our face masks on for a while longer, mamas! Here’s where to get reusable adult and kids face masks in Singapore
Face masks are now mandatory for anyone leaving the house, even for children aged 2 and above. A surgical mask may be the better option when it comes to protection, but with supplies dwindling worldwide to keep up with demand in hospitals, we’re urged to use reusable face masks whenever possible. Reusable face masks can be easily washed, are sturdier in material and have the added bonus of being eco-friendly!
While it’s not encouraged, if you absolutely have to take the kids out (here’s looking at all the #soloparenting mamas who have to run errands without help!), check out our list of where to buy stylish face masks for both kiddos and adults.
Lead image courtesy of Ans.ein
Ans.ein is well known for their Peranakan-inspired batik prints for mamas and kids. In light of the pandemic, they’re opening a pre-order for reusable masks with proceeds going to providing 1, 000 reusable masks for those who currently work in essential services! Prior to this, they’ve been hard at work creating some 1,400 coveralls for healthcare workers in Indonesia and aim to make 6,000 in total. Buying an Ans.ein mask will be contributing to a great cause, mama! Each 3-ply reusable mask is made of two layers of cotton and a layer of waterproof fabric to block water droplets, with adjustable straps. Masks will be sent out from 30 April 2020.
Price: $10 for kids and $12 for adults
Independent Market makes assorted fabric mask designs in packs of four. Made with 100% breathable and hypoallergenic cotton, these reusable masks also come with a pocket for inserting disposable filter.
4 x Adult size Face Masks: $32
4 x Kids size Face Masks: $32
2 x Adult size + 2 x Kids Face Masks: $32
Marvelous Works usually stocks a variety of tote bags, slings and clutches, but have recently started offering reusable face masks for both kids and adults. Made from 100% cotton with adjustable elastic ear loops, they also have pockets for disposable inserts for extra protection.
Price: $10 for kids and $12 for adults
Sea Apple, always one of our favorite local kids’ clothing designers, has started selling reusable face masks for both kids and adults made from repurposed past season fabric (with three designs available).
Besides being super cute, the masks feature a pocket at the back for filter inserts. Even better, 100% of profits will go toward the Covid Migrant Support Coalition (CMSC), a new collaboration between Citizen Adventure, ItsRainingRaincoats, Migrant x Me and Singapore Migrant Friends aiming to support the needs of migrant workers through the delivery of meals and daily essentials providing mental care support to workers in lockdown. Click here for the deets.
Price: $10 (Adult and Kid sizes available)
With a wide variety of prints for kids and adults, your mask-resistant kiddo could just warm up to wearing one once they see these cute prints! Marvel, Peppa Pig, My Little Pony, Disney Princesses… you name it. The masks for mamas and dads are really funky, too, and are available in two sizes. Just take a screenshot of your desired mask and send them a message to order! Each mask is made of two layers of cotton, with an optional slot to add a filter.
Price: $7 for kids, $8 for adults
If you’re a fan of their light, breathable dresses, you’ll probably love Jasper Living’s face masks too! Handmade using the scraps from their range of tops and frocks, Jasper Living’s masks are all unique and are made up of 100% cotton.
Fancy a colourful African-print mask? Made with off-cuts from Olive Ankara’s clothing and accessories line, these handmade masks can be worn on their own or with a surgical mask slotted in the pocket. They are 100% cotton wax print fabric, and 10% of the revenue will be donated to local charities helping migrant workers and people in need.
Sandra Macheroux is a Singapore-based photographer who’s recently been printing her work on tea towels for sale! Soon, she started making reusable masks out of the fabrics and we’re smitten by the results. It’s like wearing art while you’re out and about! Keep your eyes peeled for updates on available stock on her Facebook page.
If you have a sewing machine and some extra fabric (or even an old T-shirt!), why not DIY? There are tons of how-to videos on YouTube, and even a step-by-step guide from gov.sg here.
Good luck, and stay safe mama!