Masks are becoming the new normal. Provincial and municipal officials have recommended wearing non-medical masks while in public as an additional measure to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in situations where social distancing is difficult. Already, masks are becoming a new way to express personal style. A number of local Quebec brands have decided to create protective and unique masks themselves. So when it comes to buying a mask in Montreal, you've got lots of options.
In Quebec, the government now includes masks in its list of health precautions, along with hand-washing and cough etiquette.
"Not everyone that has COVID‑19 has symptoms," the government writes on its website.
"Some people do not even realize that they are infected. Wearing a face covering may reduce the risk of an infected person unknowingly transmitting COVID‑19 to others."
There are also some online tips for residents who want to make their own masks.
But those of you, like myself, who are not good at sewing are going to want to check these companies out. These masks will be your new favourite fashion accessory, helping you protect your communities in style.
Some of these companies are even donating sale proceeds to local charities, giving us even more of an incentive to support them.
UCHUU is a Montreal-based company that is offering a mask with every purchase made on its site.
Otherwise, these fashionable individual masks will cost you $20, and $2 will be donated to the fight against COVID-19.
These street-style-inspired masks will keep you protected and "à la mode."
They're also 100% vegan, according to an Instagram story post.
These cotton-lined, cool masks are washable and have a little pocket where you can insert an additional filter.
There's also a metal strap so you can comfortably fit the mask over your nose.
Available in a variety of colours and styles, every one of the washable masks sold will contribute to a donation of face shields to frontline workers at hospitals throughout Montreal.
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Cost: $24 for two masks
Frank And Oak's patterned and solid masks are "adjustable at the chin to reduce gaps."
The company explains that "all proceeds will go towards non-profit organization, Moisson Montréal, dedicated to redistributing food donations and basic commodities to organizations on the Island of Montreal that help those in need."
Made with recycled fabrics, these cute and stylish masks will keep you protected and looking good.
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These cute and colourful masks are all eco-friendly and made from organic cotton.
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Regardless of your style, you will be able to find a mask you are going to love. And, best of all, every delivery is free!
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With every purchase made, $5 will go to both Suicide Action Montreal and the Canadian Center for Child Protection.
Style, protection, and support for a great cause, all in one mask!
These Mile-End designers make these cool masks with "small (but sturdy!) translucent plastic elastics," pleats for "good covering adjustment," and a pin over the nose.
The minimalistic look will go well with any outfit!
Cost: Starting at $18
Varying in design from plain black masks to cool patterns, these machine-washable masks are made with eco-friendly materials.
Made in Gatineau, these chic and simple masks include two water-resistant filters to keep you safe!
Cost: starting at $19.95
Bigarade is making masks for both nurses and the public. I personally love the ones with a floral trim, it goes perfectly with the season!
Mackage is best known for its fashionable jackets, but in the current situation, the company is making these stunning masks.
100% of profits will be donated to the United Way Centraide, making this a great way to give back.
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