First, learn how to wear a mask from the CDC with this helpful handout.
Mask Plus Donation
Aplat makes an organic cotton mask that is double layer of densely woven material. It fits well and has an adjustable strap for an even better fit. It has a place to insert a filter. Aplat recommends a coffee filter. For every mask purchased a mask is donated to a healthcare worker!
Fog Free Option
Precision 2 is the latest mask from the company Take Care. It offers a tighter fit around the face. The tighter the fit, the less fog on your glasses. The mask contains a pocket for a filter. Filter options include a dried, unscented baby wipe, coffee filter or a piece of weed-barrier landscape fabric.
Organic Cotton Mask with Size Options
This option is found on Etsy. It is double layer of densely woven material and is lined with organic cotton. It also comes in 3 different sizes. It has been pre-washed to avoid shrinkage.
Wake Up and Fight Mask
Great quality masks from the apron company Hedley & Bennett. These masks fit snugly and they don’t have a metal nose-piece to improve durability. Tape is a preferred seal. Has a pocket for filter insertion. Downside- the company changes fabric as supplies change so a specific material is not guaranteed.
Certified Cotton Mask
The organic cotton mask by Plover is GOTS-certified which requires verification of manufacturing practices as well as social and environmental standards. The masks are made from double-layered heavy cotton twill with elastic ear loops.
Masks Sold in a Pack
Made by Avocado, these organic cotton masks are made of a double-layered, thick weave cotton canvas. Like the Plover mask, these masks are GOTS-certified. The masks can be purchased in a pack of four or a Family Pack that includes 4 adult masks and 4 children’s masks.
T-Shirt Mask – Breath Easier
T-shirt masks may offer less filtration that other mask types but they are a good option for those who have breathing concerns because breathing in these masks is easier. This mask is double layer and is made of material recommended by Kaiser Permanente for use in face masks.
N-95 Mask Covers
Two companies who use fun fabric to make masks designed to cover an N-95 mask that are typically used by healthcare workers: