With the CDC and Canadian Public Health officials recommending non-medical masks to protect others around you when you are in places where it is difficult to ensure proper physical distancing, many Canadian designers are selling masks.
If you are making you own, see this video (not Canadian):
- NBA Teams Face Masks – USD $24.99 for 3 piece set
- NHL Facemasks –CAD $34.99 for 3 piece set.
- Athletic Quality Facemasks By Vancouver Whitecaps Released in Support of Vancouver Aquarium – $17.99 – $19.99
For Alberta Designers and Stores, see: Buy Cloth Masks From These Alberta Designers and Stores
For Newfoundland Stores: Places to Buy Face Cloth Masks in Newfoundland
For Nova Scotia Stores: Places to Buy Face Cloth Masks in Nova Scotia
For New Brunswick Stores: Places to Buy Face Cloth Masks in New Brunswick
For Prince Edward Island Stores: Places to Buy Face Cloth Masks in Prince Edward Island
The Peoples Mask
Material: Multiple layers of tightly woven 100% cotton + poly-cotton blend with a pocket for a filter, adjustable straps. Include a PM 2.5 filter. Ships Canada wide
Cost: $19.99 & up
Ooh La La Apron Boutique
Vancouver based company. Ooh La La Apron masks are made locally, are handmade and are customizable.
Material: Made from premium cotton or linen. 3 Layers with Built-in Filter
Cost: $19.99 to $24.99; Offer Canada-wide shipping from Vancouver for a small fee.
Multiple artisans selling their handmade masks. Rectangular masks, fitted ones as well as some with filters.
Ottawa Artisans is an online marketplace for local buyers and sellers of handmade goods in the Ottawa Valley.
Cost: $6- $25; Offer Canada-wide shipping for a small fee.
Every Dotty piece is ethically made in Toronto.
Material: Cotton, double layer, pleated front face mask, with binding sewn down the sides for a secure fit. Tie long ties behind head, and shorter ties behind neck. One-size fits most.
Cost: Pack of 10: $85
A Toronto-based clothing line.
Material: Outter: Italian Neoprene – Quick drying, wicking, no pilling, sun block. Tested for harmful substances according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Lining: Organic cotton – milled in Canada; Wire: Copper – antiviral, antibacterial; Pocket for filter.
Cost: $30; 4-pack: $100
Hannah Isolde is a small-scale, made-to-order womenswear brand based out of Montréal, Quebec.
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UPDATE 04/26 : these masks are SOLD OUT! Please check on my website as I will now be selling them there rather than via DM ♥️ Ask, and you shall receive! For a while I wasn’t sure how I felt about masks, if I thought they were necessary, if I wanted to wear them, wanted to make them…but then my Dad asked for some for the family, several friends did the same, and then it was finally recommended by the CDC that homemade masks be worn while in public spaces where social distancing is difficult to maintain (grocery stores! pharmacies! public transit!). Well ok then, I’m on board! But if I’m going to wear a mask it might as well be damn cute, and preferably match my outfit. 😌 These are pleated 2-layer 100% cotton masks with stretchy adjustable ties that can be worn either around the ears or around the head/neck. Cloth masks are largely unregulated, but the most important thing is that the fit is tight, secure and extends from above the nose to below the chin. I tried several mask variations and found that this style stays most secure especially when talking and moving the face, and the ties allow a diversity in adult fit (fits myself and my boyfriend). These are NOT a substitute for medical masks, and I strongly encourage that you do your own research. They will NOT protect you from COVID-19, rather aid in preventing an asymptomatic person from unknowingly spreading the virus. It will also help remind you NOT to touch your eyes, nose, mouth when out in public. Lastly masks are also a social device, a reminder to be considerate of each other's space, and a sign that we are all in this together protecting each other as we go about the world. My hope is that the whimsy of these will cut through the severity and bring a smile to many a masked face 🙂 Xoxo
Material: 3 colour options (pink stripe, blue stripe, white polka dot), with optional lace.
These are pleated 2-layer 100% cotton masks with stretchy adjustable ties that can be worn either around the ears or around the head/neck.
Cost: $15 each with domestic shipping included.
Jennifer Glasgow Design is a design house based in Montreal.
Child, Medium and Large sizes and in 3 colours!
Material: High quality cotton and are also lined with organic cotton with a pouch where you can add a layer of protection. Elastics are loosely knotted so you can adjust it yourself.
Material: high quality 2 layer cotton
Cost: $15 porch pick up in Oshawa; $2 ship within Canada
Material: linen fabric, lined with 100% premium cotton., Elastic ear straps ensure a comfortable fit. ; Adults & Kids available.
Cost: Varies; Ships across Canada
If you know of more Canadian designers, or other Canadians who are nimble with a sewing machine making and selling Cloth Masks, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) us with details of how to buy, cost and the material used. We will add it to this list.