Stylish Face Masks made by Filipino Artisans

I’m looking at a year of General Community Quarantine (GCQ). Just kidding! I don’t know what will happen three months from now, one year from now, or even two weeks from now (after our Enhanced Community Quarantine is lifted). Our ECQ might be extended or it will be transitioned to GCQ. Who knows?! But, one thing I know is face masks will be part of our fashion for the next 6 months or until we develop vaccine for COVID-19.

While I was browsing on Instagram, I saw these stores selling reusable face masks made by Filipino Artisans.

1. Hand-beaded Tboli Mask by KAAYO Modern Mindanao

These hand-beaded TBoli masks will look great on your white t-shirt and denim pants. Also, for every purchase, three cloth masks are donated to our dear frontliners.

2. Pag-asa Mask by Zarah Juan

Crop top, wide pants, and Pag-asa Mask by Zarah Juan is a great combination while doing our errands. Zarah Juan creates face masks with triple layers of filters. First of its kind! It also has a “pinch-wire” feature that our good ol’ surgical masks have.

3. Handwoven Masks by Style Ana 

Made from weave scraps, Style Ana creates a 3-ply reusable, washable, and re-wearable face masks. It also has a compartment where filter or tissue paper can be inserted. And, they have these in kids’ size too! Yay for twinning!

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Kids’ size handwoven masks

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4. Face Mask with Indigenous Fabric by Rags2Riches

I’m thinking of a cocoon dress and Rags2Riches Light and Blue Pinilian face mask right now. Nice right? These face masks were made with indigenous fabrics from Rags2Riches partner communities. It and was created by the artisans of Rags2Riches from their homes.

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Freshly woven: Our @earthtooph Face Masks with Indigenous Fabric. 😷 These masks are limited in pieces and are sold per piece!⠀⁠ ⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠ To those who’ve purchased our artisan-sewn face masks, thank you so much! Your purchase not only helps #flattenthecurve but also keeps us in R2R going as we support the livelihood of our team and artisans.⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠ ⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠ To those who want to purchase, you can visit our website on @thingsthatmatterph. Link is in our bio, or you may visit⁠⠀⁠ ⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠ IMPORTANT: Due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine, shipping is a little trickier. We will only allow deliveries within Metro Manila since the masks come from our community in Payatas, Quezon City. We will be using Lalamove or Grab Express, and the advocate will cover shipping. Thank you for understanding! #WeaveJoyfulStories

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5. Face Masks by Linea Etnika

Pair Line Etnika face masks with your Sunday jumpsuits. Linea Etnika encouraged their weavers to sew DIY face masks. All masks have been washed and ironed.

6. Cloth Face Mask by Lin-ay by Pinky Pitogo

Imagine a spaghetti strap with balloon skirt plus Lin-ay cloth mask. Lin-ay by Pinky Pitogo offers matching face mask (with pocket for insert) on all orders from their shop.

Many of us might be anxious about our current situation, but I think with the right attitude and mindset, oh and right gears, we can slowly and peacefully transition to our new normal.

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