15 reusable masks they’ll actually want to wear


Cute, functional and made to fit little faces.

As the wearing of non-medical grade masks slowly becomes part of the new normal, it’s important to find a mask that’s designed to fit smaller faces. Here, we’ve rounded up some washable options that are currently in stock. (Note: with such high demand, inventory depletes regularly and back orders are common. Please check back frequently for availability.)

While these masks will not stop your child from getting coronavirus, health officials in both Canada and the United States have advised that wearing non-medical cloth masks could help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For the most effective use, be sure to practice appropriate mask hygiene after each wear.

1. Protect Styles

 

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Photo courtesy of Protect Styles

These Canadian-made masks are machine-washable polyester and come in adorable prints, like racoon, pizza, Toronto Blue Jays and more. The proceeds from your purchase will go to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Heath (CAMH). $19, protectstyles.com

2. Community

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Made from Quilter’s Choice cotton, the kids’ version of these masks is best suited for 3- to 11-year-olds. Add a disposable filter (sold separately) for extra protection or wear as is. A dollar from each purchase will go towards Food Banks Canada. $14, communitymasks.ca

3. Luv O’ Kins Designs

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Photo courtesy of Luv ‘O Kins Designs

Made from kid-friendly prints, these double layer cotton masks are made to order and come in two sizes (3- to 6-year-olds and 7- to 10-year-olds). There is a pocket for a filter (not included), soft flannel interior and a flexible nose wire to ensure a snug fit. $10, etsy.com

4. Mabel’s Labels

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Photo courtesy of Mabel’s Labels

These masks from the popular label company are designed for kids ages three to 14. Made from a lightweight, moisture-wicking fabric, they have a pleated design, soft ear loops and adjustable nose piece. Available in four designs. $19, mabelslabels.ca

5. Old Navy

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This multi-pack comes with five triple-layer cotton poplin face masks designed to fit children four and up. Masks have been made using excess fabrics from Old Navy clothing, which means the prints you receive will be a surprise based on availability. Old Navy is donating 50,000 of these masks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. $15 for pack of five, oldnavy.ca

6. Irish Design House

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Photo courtesy of Irish Design House

This Toronto-based sewing school is selling masks for the whole family (including kits, so you can make your own!). Made from cotton, the simple pleated design has a filter pouch (filter not included) and a long elastic that stretches across the back of the head—they have included instructions of how to alter the elastic ties if your child wishes to wear it as an ear loop mask instead. $15, theirishdesignhouse.com

7. Puffin Gear

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These reusable two-layer woven cotton masks have a gently contoured compression fit under the chin and across the nose, which they claim makes them comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. Two soft elastic bands go around the head and hold the mask securely in place. Masks come in adult and kid sizing. $63 for pack of four, theorangeroom.ca

8. One Imaginary Girl

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Photo courtesy of One Imaginary Girl

This polyester mask with cotton liner has knit elastics that will be more comfortable on kid’s ears. From $15, oneimaginarygirl.com

9. Agaboshi

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Photo courtesy of Agaboshi

Made from cotton, these masks come in a seven-pack and are designed to fit kids ages two to seven. $38 for pack of seven, agaboshi.com

10. Red Door Quilt Shop

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Photo courtesy of Red Door Quilt Shop

Made and shipped from Neguac, NB, these Disney-print masks are made of a layered cotton fabric and come in four sizes to suit kids ages one to 10. $14, etsy.com

11. Dotboxed

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Photo courtesy of DotBoxed

Made in three sizes (small works best for kids over the age of two), these handmade in Alberta masks are double layered cotton with elastic ear bands and a pocket for a filter (not included). $12, etsy.com

12. Olive and Smash

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Photo courtesy of Olive + Splash

Made from lightweight bamboo, these masks come in adult and mini-me versions. $25, oliveandsplash.com

13. Handsome and Lace

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Photo courtesy of Handsome + Lace

These double-layered face masks are handmade by a Toronto designer and can be customized with embroidery (Darth Vader, Storm Troopers and Hello Kitty, to name a few.) They come in kid and parent sizes. $35, handsomeandlace.ca

14. Bien Aller

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Photo courtesy of Bien Aller

Made in both adult and kid sizes, this cotton mask comes with a washable filter, nose wire and adjustable ear elastics to ensure a snug fit. $17, bienaller.com

15. Covid Cuties Mask

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Photo courtesy of Instagram/covid.cuties.masks

Made to order by a Toronto designer, these cotton masks are sold through her Instagram account and come in four sizes (baby, small kid, big kid, and adult). An optional filter pocket can be added to masks for $5. from $15, instagram.com





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