– updated on May 29th, 2020 –
New health oder starting Friday May 29th, 2020 11.59pm, in San Francisco the wearing of a face-covering mask is required outside within 30ft of another person (not from your household + a few exemptions). All the details are on the San Francisco’s official website to find out where, when and how to wear them.
Given the shortage of professional masks (anyway reserved for caregivers), we have identified a few small brands from the Bay, including three small local and French fashion houses. Please note, these are not professional or medical grade masks but fabric masks.
Lili de Paris
Aurélie Filato, founder and designer of reusable dish carrier totes, uses her skills and material to create 100% cotton, washable and reusable face covers, some designed with the beloved Petit Pan fabrics. 10% of the profits will be allocated to the emergency fund set up by the French schools of the Bay Area. Find out more on her Etsy shop –> click here
Emeline Moutarde and her pretty brand of baby and kids accessories already created, on demand, a series of hats for the medical staff of Zuckerberg hospital. She will uses her beautiful 100% cotton fabric to make on demand face covers, two sizes available: kids and adults. Comes with a nose clip, and a space to insert filter (not supplied). Available for purchase on her website click here
Nathalie Fabri, a French-Belgian artist who grew up in Quebec collaborated with Fine Art Amerika to produce screen printed masks of iconic San Francisco landmarks from her art. They are 100% polyester, non medical grade, we thought they could make a great keepsake as a memory from these uncertain times. She gets only a small percentage of each sale. For sale online here ici
Shujan Bertrand, founder of the brand àplat, naturally added cloths masks to her collection. She makes 100% organic cotton masks, washable and reusable, where you can insert a filter. For one mask that you buy, one mask will be donated to the healthcare workers. You can also decide to make your own as she is making her pattern available, see the tutorial here.
Purchase on website –> click here
Local Oakland-based and ethical fashion brand Taylor Jay added some 100% French terry cotton masks to her collection, they are washable, reusable and reversible. For each mask purchased, one will be donated to the healthcare professional. Purchase on line, click here
SF Etsy Bay Area
SF Etsy is a collective of vendors from San Francisco Bay Area who already have an Etsy shop. They usually gather for local fairs and trade shows. Here is a list of those who converted to creating face covers. There is a broad choice among 30+ vendors.