Fashion: The locally made masks to wear now




Face masks are becoming part of our everyday wardrobes. Fortunately, there are many reusable styles to choose from – and lots made locally. Here are a few of our favourites

Autumn leaves pure cotton face mask, £10, The Cambridge Fabrid Company, thecambridgefabriccompany.com(39793028)
Autumn leaves pure cotton face mask, £10, The Cambridge Fabrid Company, thecambridgefabriccompany.com(39793028)

Autumn leaves cotton mask, £10, The Cambridge Fabric Company, 7 Peas Hill, Cambridge, thecambridgefabriccompany.com

Pure cotton masks with an array of designs and all made locally. You can make your own too and select fabric from a huge range of colours and prints. See @ thecambridgefabriccompany

Frank Lyman mask, £12, Martha V, Newmarket, marthav.co.uk (39793041)
Frank Lyman mask, £12, Martha V, Newmarket, marthav.co.uk (39793041)

Rose face mask by Frank Lyman, £10, Martha V, High Street, Newmarket, marthav.co.uk

Choose from a fabulous range of prints and patterns to accessorize with any outfit – the staff at Martha V do this beautifully. More designs arriving for autumn – see @MarthaVNkt

Matching cotton face mask and hair scrunchie, from £10, etsy.com/uk/shop/WhileStanleySleeps (39793048)
Matching cotton face mask and hair scrunchie, from £10, etsy.com/uk/shop/WhileStanleySleeps (39793048)

Matching cotton face mask and hair scrunchie, from £10, etsy.com/uk/shop/WhileStanleySleeps

These are lovely and made by Ellen Caldwell while her son sleeps. During lockdown she joined a volunteer group and donated 100 handmade PPE items to key workers and many requests from friends followed for the face masks. Prices start from £7. See @WhileStanleySleeps

Moth masks, £15 and £25 for two, etsy.com/shop/HomeofRathbone(39793056)
Moth masks, £15 and £25 for two, etsy.com/shop/HomeofRathbone(39793056)

Moth Masks, £15 each or £25 for two, etsy.com/shop/HomeofRathbone

Cambridge maker Patsy Rathbone designs and screen-prints the 3D masks which come with nose wire and a pocket for disposable filter (folded kitchen paper) in her Cambridge garden studio. More designs in the pipeline – flying birds, ivy, a fern and bats. Direct message @HomeofRathbone

Sew Positive masks, £4 donation plus P&P, justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sewpositive (39793065)
Sew Positive masks, £4 donation plus P&P, justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sewpositive (39793065)

CommunityMasks4NHS floral cotton mask made by Sew Positive,suggested donation of £5 plus postage, justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sewpositive

Cambridge-based CommunityMasks4NHS raised an incredible £40,000 for NHS Charities Together. With the emerging mental health crisis from the pandemic, this has evolved to Sew Positive, a new charity to support positive mental health through sewing. Find all details and the order form on the Just Giving site.

The Cambridge Face Mask, £8.95, The Geographer, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge, thegeographer.uk.(39793068)
The Cambridge Face Mask, £8.95, The Geographer, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge, thegeographer.uk.(39793068)

The Cambridge Face Mask, £8.95, The Geographer, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge, thegeographer.uk

Made exclusively for The Geographer, the wondrous deli, café and store in Histon, these double-layered polyester and cotton face masks are fully washable, reusable and unisex. The striking design details the historic city centre of Cambridge and £1 from every mask sold is donated to the covid-19 appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). See @geographer_deli

Pixel mask by DressCode, 14.99, dresscodeshirts.co.uk (39793061)
Pixel mask by DressCode, 14.99, dresscodeshirts.co.uk (39793061)

Tech inspired DressCode pixel mask, £14.99, with 10 per cent of the retail price donated to NHS charities and free postage in UK, dresscodeshirts.co.uk

Founder of Dress Code Shirts, Andy Boothman is a fashion designer, producing sustainable, geek-luxe shirts with designs based on technology with smart, contactless payment functions built into the shirts themselves. Cambridge-based DressCode has recently up-cycled stock into tech-inspired face masks – see more @dresscodeshirts



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