It looks like we are going to be, and should be wearing face masks for the near future. This is all the more reason to find one a reusable one that fits your personality and also supports the local creatives who may have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
Below, we round up five regional brands that have taken upon themselves to create comfortable and stylish reusable face masks:
Beirut-based designer Bokja now also sews colorful silk face masks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. You not only get to wear colorful, quirky masks but also get to donate to a good cause. Proﬁts from these masks, costing approximately AED 135, go to nurses on the frontline of Lebanon’s ﬁght against Covid-19.
Dubai-based start-up Maskhaves have created a series of neoprene masks available in 16 colors – featuring all the hues of the rainbow and more. Designed with two-ply of neoprene fabric with a pocket for extra ﬁlter, these masks will help protect you while being breathable. They’re reusable and washable and each mask costs only AED 20.
When you buy a kaftan or dress from this UAE-based womenswear label FMM Dubai, you get a complimentary matching face mask with your purchase. These crepe face masks come in a range of vibrant colors and can also be purchased separately online.
Egyptian designer Mohanad Kojak has created a new range of limited-edition fabric face masks in a wide range of designs from denim to cotton – this brand has you covered for all styles.
Dubai-based fashion designer Marmar Halim is using her factory to produce PPE for medical personnel in addition to quirky face masks featuring everything from inspirational quotes to Batman sketches.