Masks in San Francisco

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September 17, 2020

Where to Buy a San Francisco Face Mask

Face masks have become an integral part of all of our lives as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19. Along with your wallet, keys and phone, you can't leave your home without one. Whether it's cloth, cotton, reusable, or an adjustable face mask, you're not only saving lives by wearing one; you can also support the small businesses, charities, and cities you love, as well. And who says face masks can't be fashionable? 

Here is a collection of San Francisco institutions and small businesses selling San Francisco-inspired and San Francisco-made masks that you'll be proud to wear.

Aplat

A culinary design company that makes products centered around sharing food, wine, and flowers, Aplat has pivoted to making face masks. Using their resources, they make fashionable cotton masks in San Francisco. Buy a mask from Aplat.

Etsy

Etsy has always been a great place to support makers and artists. It's also a great place to support San Francisco-based face mask manufacturers. The platform makes it easy for you to narrow your search to find local San Francisco artisans. Find masks made in San Francisco.

CAMP Collection

CAMP Collection is a female-founded company based in the Mission District. Their face masks are made right here in San Francisco. For every purchase of a face mask, a donation is made to No Kid Hungry. Check out their Face Mask collection.

Golden State Warriors

While Steph, Klay, Draymond and the rest of the team didn't make the bubble, you can still sport a fashionable mask with the Golden State Warriors logo. It'll still be good for next season... which starts about the beginning of December. Buy a mask.

GR. Dano

Gr. Dano makes reusable masks with straps that wrap around your head. Their different designs number in the double digits, and you can even create your own four-pack. Donations from their masks go to local hospitals. Buy a mask.

Porto Masks

Crafted in San Francisco's Design Center neighborhood, Porto Masks donates money to local hospitals and first responders with each purchase of an adjustable face mask. Buy a mask here.

Rickshaw Bags

Are you missing the colorful murals of the Mission? Grab a mask from San Francisco-based Rickshaw Bagworks. Their designs match the colorfulness of the city and are sewn together by professionals using high-quality materials . Check out your favorite design.

Rothy's

San Francisco-based Rothy's creates washable masks with 3D printers. Since the start of the crisis, they've donated masks, raised more than $45,000 in donations to Direct Relief, and formed the Open Innovation Coalition, which unites like-minded brands in sharing resources to support COVID-19 relief efforts collectively. Buy a mask today.

San Francisco 49ers

Football season is just around the corner. What better time to gear up with the newest accessory, the face mask? Rock a San Francisco 49ers face mask for the start of the season.

San Francisco Giants

Major League Baseball looks a little different these days. No, we are not talking about the empty stadiums or the addition of the fan cutouts. It's the team face masks we're seeing players and coaches wearing that's got us paying attention. Good news: you don't have to be on the baseball field to show team pride. Check out the Giants collection today.

Sonson

Known for funky printed bow ties, Sonson, an Oakland-based BIPOC-owned business, makes cotton masks with matching headwraps. Check out the mask and headwrap set.

Taylor Jay

Made in Oakland, Taylor Jay offers cotton face masks in several different colors. The masks are soft, breathable, washable, and a great alternative to a disposable face mask. Each purchase helps support this family-run, women-owned business. Buy a Taylor Jay mask. 

Timbuk2

"Face it, they help." That's Timbuk2's motto, and they are designing sturdy, two-layer cotton masks with a filter pocket that let you change it into an N95-style mask in a quick second. Buy one of their masks.

Traveler Surf Club

Founded in Pacifica, south of San Francisco, Traveler Surf Club masks have a definite surfer vibe to them. Buy a mask from them and they will donate one to frontline workers and communities in need. As of June 1, they have donated nearly 5,400 masks. Here is a list of the organizations to which they have donated.

USA Sewn Masks

Ruth Grace Wong is a one-woman manufacturing machine. An engineer by day and a manufacturer by night, Ruth is an example of San Francisco ingenuity. Putting her sewing hobby to work, she is masking people up and donating all proceeds to flexport.org. You can buy her masks here.

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