When it comes to Covid-19 cover-ups, there’s no need to sacrifice style. In fact, there’s a plethora of pretty protective masks made by Canadian brands, so you can choose a locally made face shield that’s every bit as fashionable as you are. —Jeanine Gordon
Moji Mask Canada offers up dozens of chic choices, including reversible styles that give you double the options for looking cute while you cover up. The online shop offers a seemingly endless supply of pretty patterns and prints to choose from, and a portion of all sales go to local charities. We love the Madison Limited Edition Reversible mask ($30)—a ladylike combination of floral and polka dots that comes with a matching scrunchie!
Montreal-based lifestyle bag brand Vooguish is now making masks in its signature hip style. Choose from his, hers and kids masks that suit the whole family. We love the Teal Birds print for the ladies and the cool Camo for the men in our lives ($16 each at Gatley).
Poplin and Co. is known for its stunning array of printed shirts, and now you can get the same cool-factor with the brand’s cotton face masks. The Summer Breeze print is a personal favourite of ours ($15) and comes with a filter pocket for an extra layer of protection. As an added bonus, Poplin will add a free face mask to every shirt order, so you can really get decked out in these funky fabrics.
For those of us who love anything that’s one-of-a-kind, the Watercolour masks from Vancouver-based company Glasnost ($24) are uniquely hand painted. Perhaps even more beautiful than the fabric is that fact that a portion of every mask sold goes to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.
Minimalists, rejoice. The team at Quarter Moon Crew is offering up a great selection of cotton masks, including pretty solid colours for those of us who want a simpler look. We love the New Pleated Navy Blue mask ($15) that’s guaranteed to co-ordinate with any summer outfit while keeping you covered.