With the new statewide order in place to wear a face mask when social distancing is not possible, we have prepared an overview of Brooklynites and New Yorkers who are making masks for grown-ups and kids locally. You have to wear a mask or some other face covering­ when you are food shopping, in the subway, on a bus and in other situations when close to other people. Here are a few tips to help ensure you are using your mask or face covering properly and are well protected:

  • Before putting on a mask, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose with the mask, making sure there are no gaps
  • Avoid touching your mask while wearing it

Note: NONE of the below masks are medical masks.

Ad Astra Brooklyn

Their handmade masks are made with 100% cotton and linen, and offered in an array of limited edition prints. They are filter compatible, washable and reusable. And they come in three sizes: Small – for kids up to 10yrs, Medium – for most adults, women, teens and Large – larger faces and men. You can personalize your mask with a hand-stamped copper charm also made to order at Ad Astra Studio.

Reach out to Sara directly via email: info@adastra.nyc or text: 347-526-4245!

Rute Ventura

This reusable/washable face mask is made with 100% cotton African print, 100% cotton lining and adjustable elastic band on the back of the head (not behind ears), for both kids and adults. You have the option of adding a pocket for filter when you place your order in “personalization”.

Material: Cotton

Shop here, pick up can be arranged in the neighborhood.

Tracey Toole

Handmade face mask for kids and adults made with 100% cotton, non medical masks. Made in Brooklyn.

Material: Cotton, machine washable

Shop here

Yvonne Chu

In an effort to keep our employees working, we are shifting production from dresses to making face masks. We have already had requests from several hospitals as well as friends and neighbors. You can select one or more of our unique and stylish masks as a token of thanks for your donation.

Shop here

Elizabeth Yavis

100% cotton face masks in 2 sizes Adults and Kids. Hand or machine-wash in cold water after every use, and line dry or tumble dry low.

Material: Washable cotton

Sizes: Adults and kids

Order here

Maia Mallari Kettman

100% cotton masks, double lined – washable. For kids aged 2 to 6.

Material: Washable cotton

Order per email maiakettman@gmail.com

Brklynrewind

Fashionable face masks, made from upcycled, vintage, and remnant fabrics. Each limited edition or one-of-kind piece is handmade in Brooklyn.

Sizes: Adults and kids (kids sold out right now)

Material: Washable cotton

Order: Etsy, free delivery in Brooklyn with code “BROOKLYNLOVE”

Lauren Gabrielson

Limited edition face masks for adults and kids are double layered with one side in a black cotton twill and one side in a colorful cotton. They are breathable, washable and reusable.

Sizes: Adults, kids and Mommy & Me designs

Material: Washable cotton

Order here

Monica Montiel

100% cotton with a 100% polyester lining sewn inside for added filtration, and 1/4″ elastic for the ears. Folks can also request fabric ties if they prefer that over elastic. They are machine washable, and available in both adult and child sizes. Colors vary, and I can accommodate custom requests/sizes. The price per mask is $12 plus shipping.

Sizes: Adult and kids sizes

Material: Washable cotton

Shop here

Zeynep Etherton

Washable, reusable face masks made from two layers of tightly woven 100% cotton fabric. There is a flexible wire in the nose bridge to help with fit, and a pocket in between the fabric layers to put an additional filter if you choose to. (Filter not included). The fabric ties wrap around the back of the head and then tie behind the neck for a comfortable, adjustable, and secure fit. I’m asking for $15 each and can make them in Men’s, Women’s and Kids (3-12 years old). I’m located in Bay Ridge for local pick up (use code BKSTAYSAFE) or can mail them (shipping cost is about $8).

Sizes: Adult and kids sizes

Material: Cotton

Order per email zee.a.cat@gmail.com

Custom face masks for adults and children. Masks have a washable filter called “filti” fabric. Masks are $35 includes delivery, if cost is a burden I welcome you to pay what you can for children’s masks.

Sizes: Adult and kids sizes

Material: Cotton

Order per email thuythid@gmail.com

Faune Yerby

Handmade 100% cotton masks, 1/8” elastic. $15 each Backing is cotton gauze/voile. Specify if you want a flap for a removeable filter or ties instead of elastic. You can also add-on a copper nose clip for an additional $3. Please choose fabric and quantity (some fabrics are limited and may run out). Payment via Venmo (https://venmo.com/Faune-Yerby) or PayPal (fauneyerby@yahoo.com). A portion of the sales will go directly to a local food bank. Send orders and inquiries to fauneyerby@gmail.com Be sure to include your mailing address and a phone and/or email.

Main photo: Yvonnne Chu