Local companies are working hard to keep us all safe and stylish this summer

Who knew face masks would be the sought-after summer 2020 trend? But here we are. And as supporting local is more important than ever right now, we've rounded up a list of Canadian made coverings perfect for your next grocery shop or salon appointment...

 

1. Make, $16

MakeMakeLocated on Vancouver's Granville Island, Make is a hub for all things fun, funky and creative. Select from a range of pre-printed face masks or explore your artistic side and design your own custom mask. The masks have a filter pocket for added protection and come with two removable filters. Even better, with every mask purchased, Make is donating a mask to Kidsafe, a local charity the provides nurturing safe havens for vulnerable children.
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2. 18 Waits, $28

18 Waits18 WaitsMade from two layers of high-quality tightly woven cotton fabric (the inside layer is a soft Canadian-milled knit jersey), these beautifully designed face masks from 18 Waits are inspired by nature and the natural flow of the earth. From simple stripes to dainty florals, there are plenty of options to match to your summer wardrobe. 
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3. Jonny Mask, from $15

Jonny MaskJonny Mask"A brand born out of necessity and demand," JonnyMask started out when simple supplies were hard to come by. The fun, limited-edition face masks are handmade in Toronto, reversible and made from two layers of breathable cotton.
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4. JC Masks

JC MasksBased in Vancouver, JC Masks makes non-medical face masks with comfortable fabrics and pretty prints. They are the first manufacturer to use virtual 3-D modelling to ensure a precise fit, with various sizes available. Plus, portion of their sales is donated to local charities like Mission Possible, Hogan’s Alley Society and the Canadian Mental Health Association.  
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5. Olive + Splash, $24.99

Olive + SplashOlive + SplashWith materials ethically sourced and handmade by trusted suppliers, Olive + Splash designs unisex athleisure clothing that is easy to wear and super stylish—and their face masks are no exception. Their bamboo face masks are double-layered, breathable, hypoallergenic and great for sensitive skin. Not to mention the luxury tie-dyed designs are super cute and trendy.  
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6. Ellie Mae, $25

Ellie MaeEllie MaeToronto-founded brand Ellie Mae's high-quality masks are made with Liberty of London cotton, hand-sewn in Canada, and are machine washable. A portion of every sale is being donated to Black Health Alliance, a community-led charity that works to improve the well-being of black people in Canada.
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7. Joseph Tassoni, $39.99 for a three-pack

Joseph TassoniJoseph TassoniProudly crafted in Canada, Joesph Tassoni's face masks are made with locally sourced materials that help reduce their carbon footprint. The breathable, unisex styles come in a multitude of colours and with every purchase, $5 is donated to the Joseph Brant Hospital to help support everyone working on the frontlines.
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8. Narces, $30

NarcesNarcesEvening-wear brand Narces makes elegant masks that feature adjustable ear loops and a pocket to insert a filter for additional protection. For every mask purchased, Narces will donate three masks to local health and care institutions.
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9. Moji, $19.99

MojiMojiMoji has teamed up with fashion start-up Sprout Collection to provide high-quality, stylish and protective face masks. Manufactured in Toronto, and helping those who became unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Moji has hired local seamstresses directly affected, so you can rest assured that you are purchasing a hand-made, 100 percent cotton mask that's supporting a good cause.
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10. Glasnost, $24

GlasnostGlasnostVancouver-based clothing designer and maker, Stephanie Schneider, takes inspiration from the natural elements of the Pacific Northwest in her designs, and her masks follow suit. With a minimalist look and hand-painted watercolours, all masks are handmade with sustainable fabric in her East Vancouver studio. 
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11. Search and Rescue Denim Co., $24

Search and Rescue Denmin coSearch and Rescue Denmin coFounded in 2012, Search & Rescue Denim Co. manufactures premium aprons in Vancouver. They recently designed 'The Resistance' mask in an effort to help protect the community while not taking away from the limited supply of PPE for frontline workers. The face coverings come in different sizes (children's size are also available), with a double-layered pocket to insert filters. For every mask purchased, one will be donated to frontline and essential workers.
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