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)
These thick, but breathable masks benefit Masks for the People, which supplies masks, sanitizer and testing kits to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. One note: Reviewers have remarked how large these come, so do pay attention to sizing.
Minnesota Vikings Fanatics Branded Adult Official Logo Face Covering 3-Pack ($24.99; fanatics.com)
Support your favorite team or hometown with a custom-logo mask, and 100% of proceeds to go Fanatics’ All In Challenge, which provides food to those in need through organizations like No Kid Hungry, Meals on Wheels and America’s Food Fund.
Etee Organic Cotton Hand Made Face Masks, Pack of 4 ($54; amazon.com)
For every pack of four, Etee, a company focused on reducing single-use plastic waste and environmental sustainability, donates one mask to a local hospital for use by visitors and patients being discharged.
Rainbow Face Coverings, Set of 2 ($25; uncommongoods.com)
Reformation 5X Masks, Assorted ($25; thereformation.com)
Order a set of five for yourself (or donate some) and you’ll receive an assortment (maybe all black, maybe a mix of patterns) from Reformation, which, along with other local businesses, partnered with the City of Los Angeles on LA Protects to make 5 million non-medical masks for essential workers. Reformation has donated masks to UCLA Medical and Mission Homeless Shelters.
Aerie Reusable Face Mask ($14.95; ae.com)
Twenty percent of proceeds from this cute mask go to Crisis Text Line, a service providing free, 24-hour confidential support during this trying time.
5-Pack Pleated Cotton Face Mask ($25; luckybrand.com)
For every pack of five masks sold, Lucky Brand will donate another five to Los Angeles residents in need through local organizations.
Staceface Protective Face Mask ($10; aliceandolivia.com)
Alive & Olivia, which masks feature the cute face-logo of designer Stacey Bendet, is donating 100,000 masks to health care institutions and essential workers in need.
Cats, Kittens Cotton Face Mask ($9.99; etsy.com)
A whopping 100% of the profit from these adorable cat and kitten masks benefits animal welfare organizations.
Face Mask With A Cause by the Johnson Girls ($10; etsy.com)
Half of the proceeds of these sweet masks made by three sisters will be donated to the University of Washington Emergency Response to Covid Fund.
Charity Mask Triple Layer Cotton Homemade Rainbow Design (starting at $13.25; etsy.com)
These rainbow masks handmade in the UK send 10% of proceeds to the National Health Service.
KnittingBearCrafts Boston Terrier Charity Mask ($12.49; etsy.com)
Love Boston terriers and charity? Invest in one of these cuties, made in Scotland, and 50 pence (about 63 cents) will be sent to the UK Boston Terrier Rescue.
Note: The prices above reflect the retailers’ listed price at the time of publication.