ELISA'S PICKS: Masks From Black Owned Businesses
Photo by Ingrid Emaga
We're currently living in an unprecedented time, where a new absolutely necessary accessory has entered into our wardrobes: Face Masks. While a year ago we would have never known this, we now rightfully have to incorporate masks into our day to day attire, so why not make them stylish, or statement making! Below I have put together a list of some incredible masks from Black owned businesses, that would be excellent additions into anyone's closet.
As we know I am a big fan of my best friend Samaria's denim line, so it only makes sense that I have to highlight her denim face masks. These masks are made with 100% cotton denim, are reusable, washable, and feature ties for comfort. A portion of proceeds from each sale will be going toward Covid-19 relief.
These Karl Kani masks are incredible with non-woven bonded material, ultra high protection from dust, bacteria, and virus, changeable paper lining filter, 2 ventilators, and are machine washable. Also along with incredible features, they're very sleek which is always a plus!
Aside from my staple black, I love to wear neutrals, earth tones, and nudes. This mask is perfect to pair with a neutral look, and like the Karl Kani mask has many useful features. These masks are handmade with best fit and quality protection in mind, and comes with 2 complementary disposable filters.
While putting together this list, I came across this shop and I love these masks for those who like to make a statement. Each mask has a unique print, that can be easily paired with stunning headwraps. They are created with100% durable, breathable African print cotton fabric, and all mask are washable and reusable .
I absolutely LOVE the message of the Happy Mask Store, and every thing they represent. The shops masks feature messages of positivity, love and acceptance. I also feel this is a great place to purchase some simple, plain black mask options. They also donate their masks to a local California organization, Los Angeles Mission. Los Angeles Mission strives to be a world leader among Missions that provide for the poor, restore the addicted and eliminate homelessness.
This Brooklyn based accessory designer is selling a set of 7 100 % luxurious Egyptian cotton , soft , comfortable & breathable protective face masks. For each mask sold, a mask is donated.
This small, Etsy shop run by Yeshorra Flowers is the perfect kind of shop to support, and contains mask with incredible messages to wear every day. The masks come in adult, child, and toddler sizes making them accessible for all ages!
These reflective masks are so innovative, and individual. I felt it was too cool not to include, and is a great mask for a nigh time dinner moment. The mask is reusable washable, and features a pocket for a filter. For each mask we sold an additional mask is made to donate to local small businesses within the South Central Los Angeles community.