Stay safe in style with a local face mask

If you’re looking to mask up in a stylish, sustainable way, check out these local Wellington makers to keep your face looking fresh

Made by Kenzy

Wellington seamstress Kenzy is keeping your face in fashion with her range of fabric masks in funky colours and prints. Featuring a pleated design, adjustable straps and the all-important nose wire (shout out to glasses-wearers), your mask wearing experience will be equal parts comfortable and stylish.

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Hills Hats

Take your mask game to the next level with a fabulous matching hat and mask combo from Hills Hats.

Hills have been protecting your noggin since 1875, and now they’re protecting your face as well – and doing it in style. They’ve got a combo to suit every personality – are you a pink beret, a check bucket hat, or a classic tweed duckbill? Whatever your choice, they’ve got a mask to match, and they’re all made right here in Wellington.

Little Yellow Bird

Made of 100% organic cotton with space for a natural wool filter, Little Yellow Bird has got the goods when it comes to face masks.

Why not share the love and grab one of their starter packs – they’ve got a two-pack for you and your bestie to get a mask each and some replacement filters, or get the whole crew covered with a 10 pack, each equipped with its own replaceable filter preinstalled.

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The Minimal Co.

The Minimal Co’s handmade face masks are all made from cotton, linen, or denim, and are double layered with elastic ear straps. There are a number of options depending on your preference for a pleated or 3D style or to include a filter, and they also sell a handy drawstring bag for storing your mask on the go.

Take your pick from a beautiful range of colours and prints like pink gingham or denim spots, or get a different one for every day of the week (or for every outfit).

Munch Cupboard

Head to Munch Cupboard to grab #TheGoodFaceMask, which features a three-layer filter system and a disposable wool filter, and comes in two adult sizes, plus one for kids.

These masks are not only made to protect the wearer – Munch started their mask-making project to protect communities and provide work to their team of at-home sewers and makers. Each mask is handmade by people who are vulnerable or in need of work, so you can feel good about looking after more than just the people around you when you put your mask on.

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Poppy Voon

Local designer Poppy Voon is shipping handmade, 100% linen face masks in a rainbow of gorgeous earthy colours.

Like her main collections, each of her masks are made to order to ensure minimal waste, and have a two day turnaround time. The design includes double-layered and pleated fabric, with matching elastic straps to keep it chic and safe. Poppy can also make masks in children’s sizes, if you and your mini want to match.

Made It

Your local gift store has you covered with locally made, 100% cotton face masks. The accordion-pleated style means they are one size fits most, but they’re happy to accommodate specific needs (like if you’ve been growing an epic lockdown beard). Mix it up with a fun Pohutukawa or monstera print, or keep it classic with a goes-with-everything black.

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