With Perth facing another COVID scare, you'll need to make sure you mask up when you head out this week. But mandatory or not, masks are a good idea to protect yourself and others so long as COVID is active in the community. They shouldn't, however, be used as a substitute for physical distancing and good hygiene. And, of course, if you are feeling unwell—stay home and get tested.
Stock standard face masks can be picked up at your local chemist (if not sold out) but if you're keen to grow your stash of reusable masks for when you are out and about, lots of Australian brands, retailers, and charity-based organisations are now producing fashion-friendly ones—and we've listed a few of our favourites below.
Here's where you can buy face masks online for delivery in Perth. Keep in mind that stock levels will fluctuate a lot due to high demand.
- The Iconic | The Iconic has stacks upon stacks of face masks listed online, and are adding more every week. If you’re looking for a massive choice of fabrics, styles, breathability and even colour, this is where to start. Find the whole range here.
- Kathmandu | Kathmandu has created an antimicrobial Paladin face mask that combines two wool-based technologies that work together to reduce the build-up of moisture and heat. You can check them out here.
- Revolve | If you’re looking to match a mask to a specific outfit, Revolve has your back. They’ve got protective face masks in everything from lace to sequins to chain mail (no, really), you’ll find a match for every item of clothing you own. Check them all out here.
- Lirika Matoshi | These dainty, embroidered masks were first seen on Zoe Foster Blake when she posted a photo of herself wearing one, and we can see why they were her first choice. Choose from a strawberry, daisy, heart or star adorned mask, all with an adorable tulle covering.
- Cotton On | Cotton On has a cute range of face masks in patterns like red tartan, tie-dye and leopard (if it's a Joe Exotic vibe you're going for). We also love the cat mask. Fun fact, 100 percent of proceeds from masks sold go to the Cotton On Foundation’s global education projects and healthcare initiatives. Check it out here.
- Bonds | Bonds is creating 100 percent cotton masks with adaptive cooling technologies, sold in packs of three, and you can bet they’re as comfy as your favourite Bonds undies are. Get them out here.
- Heartwood |If you're looking for face masks in Perth, Heartwood in Cottesloe is the ticket. Their masks come with five PM2.5 filters which you can replace on the regular to provide medical-grade protection. Find them here.
- Clear Collective | Clear Collective has a range of triple-layered masks with replaceable filters. This Australian crew have been making masks since pollution levels skyrocketed last year during the bushfires, so they know what they're doing when it comes to filtering out nasties.
- The Social Outfit | From down in Sydney, The Social Outfit is a social enterprise dishing out some colourful masks. We also love their buy one, give one policy, which means for every mask you buy, one is donated to a person in need. Demand is high, but they re-stock their online reserves every Sunday at 10am. Check them out here.
- Gorman | Available in cute gingham as well as plain black and white, Gorman’s cotton face masks feature a single-use nano meltblown fabric filter to be replaced after each wear (you can buy multi-packs on the site). Check them all out here.
- Clothing The Gap | If you haven’t heard of Clothing The Gap, this Victorian Aboriginal owned and led social enterprise creates merch that funds health and education programs. Their three-ply masks feature artwork by Gunditjmara woman, Laura Thompson and are proudly made in Melbourne, helping the local economy.
- HoMie | Our favourite Melbourne-based streetwear label slash social enterprise HoMie is bringing the goods with their own super cool face masks. As with any HoMie purchase, 100% of the profits go to homelessness and people in need. Shop here.
- Voyager Masks | These eco-friendly masks are made with chitosan, a natural product derived from shells that is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, organic and biodegradable—basically, they tick all the boxes and then some.
- SisterWorks | Melbourne-based social enterprise Sister Works exists to help empower migrant women through work, and sales from their awesome face masks helps them to continue to provide support to vulnerable communities. Shop here.
- Second Stitch | This Melbourne-based not-for-profit organisation employs women from asylum-seeker and refugee backgrounds, with profits going to help those in need. Buy their masks here.
- Vistaprint | This Aussie print company has teamed up with 14 local artists for their limited range of face masks so you're bound to find something a little different design-wise. But if you're not vibing the options, you can also get your own mask designs custom printed. Shop the full range here.
- SETT | If comfort is what you're chasing (aren't we all) these ethical, Australian made masks are for you. Available in tonnes of cute designs and three sizes, with soft cotton lining, adjustable head (not ear) elastic and removable nose wire, they're guaranteed to fit just right. Shop them here.
- HyperLuxe | Local activewear retailer HyperLuxe have got heaps of their light, comfortable and affordable face masks available for purhcase in store or online. Shop them here.
If you prefer to skip the supermarket and put a bit of distance between you and everyone else, check out these healthy meal delivery services in Perth.
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