Three-plus months into the coronavirus pandemic, face coverings are part of the new normal. Many of the fashion brands that are making reusable cotton masks have started contributing funds or supplies to a variety of organizations, and individuals who make and sell masks are giving back, too — to covid-related issues and other causes, including fighting systemic racism and supporting Black Lives Matter.
Scroll for our favorite face masks that help in more ways than one. And if these don’t inspire you, check out our roundups of face masks for adults, face masks for kids and our guide to cleaning your face mask.
Pura Vida x Vera Bradley Face Mask ($8; puravidabracelets.com)
The jewelry company Pura Vida just partnered with Vera Bradley on two bright and cheery floral face mask designs. And 5% of the purchase price is donated to Direct Relief, an organization that provides protective gear and essential medical items to health workers on the front lines.
Lunar Cycle Face Mask By Maggie Stephenson ($13.59, originally $16.99; society6.com)
Society6 recently launched its own face masks, with over 1,000 styles to choose from, all of which come with artwork from independent artists. The masks feature a pocket for a filter (not included) and elastic ear loops. A portion of all proceeds go to World Central Kitchen’s coronavirus relief efforts.
Cotton Face Masks Black Lives Matter with Filter Pocket (starting at $19.99; etsy.com)
These Black Lives Matters masks have a few different patterns, and the shop owner is donating 20% of proceeds to the Black Lives Matter organization.
Baggu Mask Set ($32; baggu.com)
For every pair of masks sold, adorable bag brand Baggu is donating a pack of surgical masks to health care workers through Masks4Medicine.
The 100% Human Face Mask Three-Pack ($28; everlane.com)
The popular millennial brand Everlane created the 100% Human Collection to protect human rights, and as such, is donating 10% of proceeds from each of these mask packs to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Americana Variety 3-Pack of Triple-Layer Cloth Face Masks for Adults ($7.50; oldnavy.com)
These masks come just in time for July 4th. Plus, Old Navy and its parent company, Gap, have donated 50,000 masks to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Outdoor Voices Face Mask, 5-Pack ($25; outdoorvoices.com)