Although masks should be worn for health and safety reasons, retailers in Toronto have created their own designs to give the masks a little more flair.
Here are some Toronto-made face masks available for purchase:
Nadia Lloyd borrowed a sewing machine from her neighbor and reused cushions from her abstract art collection to return them during the national battle against the coronavirus.
Face mask styles include “Toronto Skyline”, “Graffiti Alley” and “Black Lives Matter Toronto”.
If you buy a Black Lives Matter mask, $ 5 will go to Black Lives Matter Toronto.
John Tory even wore the “Toronto Pride Skyline” face mask.
These face masks are not medical or surgical grade but are made of two layers of 50/50 poly-cotton and come with elastic ties.
They are all made in Toronto from fabric that features original Lloyd’s art.
Bathing Belle is currently donating masks to long-term care homes in the city, as well as essential workers. Each of their masks is made of two layers of Lycra fabric, with an adjustable and fitted cut.
Styles include “Space Dogs”, “Chicken & Waffles” and “Raccoon Mask”.
Encircled’s mission is to save medical grade masks for frontline workers by making non-medical masks for the community.
You can purchase or donate a set of face masks. All donations go to the St. James Service Providers’ Network in Toronto.
All masks are made from organic cotton and come in packs of three or five.
Each of their masks also has an extra pocket inside to insert a filter or an extra layer of fabric.
For every face mask purchased, two or more masks are donated to local health and care facilities.
Face masks are made with filter bags. Some face masks are made with a crochet layer on top to give an extra layer of style.
Pickup in Toronto is free.
Each of Ellie Mae’s face masks are sewn in Toronto with reused luxury fabrics from European factories.
They also sell filters for their polypropylene masks. For $ 7, you can get a pack of 10 filters.
A portion of every face mask sale is donated to the YWCA Toronto to support vulnerable children and women.
These non-medical masks are recommended for daily activities and shopping.
The fabric used is double layered and comes in a variety of different colors.
Through their mask initiative, Mode Masks donated more than $ 8,100 worth of masks in less than two months. All face masks are hand sewn. The fabric used comes from all over the world.
Les styles incluent « True Grit – Love is Love », « Leopard Mask » et « Pride – Made-to-Measure ».
With new designs added almost daily, most masks made by Tribal Rhythm are vintage three-layer fabric with a filter bag. They even sell a plastic handle for the masks.
Styles include “Pretty Pansies”, “Tropical Safari” and “Sunset Roses”.
Kollar sells its unisex masks in packs of three. For $ 20, you’ll get three masks, a filter, and an earless tension adjustment band.
Their three-layer masks are made of cotton and polyester. Each mask has an aluminum nose adjustment feature to allow for a tighter fit.
This company has partnered with Interval House Canada to provide abused women with a reusable mask with every purchase.
They have classic black masks, floral print masks, and even the “Protectto Face Mask” – which pays homage to Drake and social distancing.
Their masks are made from organic cotton with an adjustable nose and soft inner lining.
Spencer Badu made hand-sewn face masks with a built-in removable 3M air filter system for added protection.
You can buy one, donate one because there will be a face mask donated to Humber River Hospital, with every mask purchased.
Amanda Lew Kee is a laid back Chinese-Canadian luxury designer who launched a “No Mask, No Service” initiative as “a respectful way to understand how we can do our part to protect each other on the inside.”
She has donated 4,500 masks to long-term care communities in the Greater Toronto Area and now sells face mask packs. A three-pack costs $ 25 and a five-pack sells for $ 45. You can direct message to Instagram @nomask_noservice to order.
Each of these face masks is made at the Christopher Paunil Design studio in Toronto.
For each mask sold, $ 2 is donated to the Toronto charity UForChange.
Styles include “Candy Sequin Pride”, “Maple Leaf Mixer” and “Emerald City”.
These masks are made with a 100% cotton outer shell. The inner layer is bamboo fiber.
Their fashionable mask styles come in “Wakanda”, “Blue Gingham” and “Pins”.