The Best Cloth Face Masks By Local Colorado Companies

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Still finding it hard to believe that “buy cloth face masks” is on your to-do list these days? Yeah, me too. But here we are anyway. So, we might as well make the most of it. If you’re ready to upgrade from a wobbly-sewn handmade version from April (me) or still waiting for that Old Navy shipment to come in (also me), I’ve put together a list of Colorado-based companies from which you can order cloth face masks for you and your family.

Because raising kiddos during a pandemic has taken everything normal and made it all feel strange and foreign with our “new normal” changing all the time, there are a couple of things that I know for sure:
One: Wearing a cloth face mask in Colorado is our new habit for the foreseeable future and will help keep businesses open and schools in session (because wearing a mask is easier for me than wearing all the hats during a pandemic). And two: buying locally is a guaranteed way to support our communities in these trying times. Small businesses make a strong economy and they need our help more than ever. And in true Colorado fashion, these entrepreneurs are completing innovating the way they do business, figuring out how to re-purpose materials, serving those in need, and most importantly helping us all keep our neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and families safe.

So check out these awesome Colorado companies making cloth face masks for kids and adults. And if a few other things just so happen to slip into your check-out cart along the way, we won’t judge.

Aksels face mask

Aksels

We have at least three pairs of Aksels Colorado-themed socks in my household. So maybe we should add some masks too? This company is known for Colorado pride in all their designs, and these kid and adult-sized masks are no exception. The best part? Aksels donates a mask for every mask purchased.
Price: $14.99
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Alexa Varano fask mask

Alexa Varano

Alexa Varano is a Denver-based artist who makes soulful wearable art with hand-painted designs. Her mask collection is nothing short of stunning. Choose from dozens of hand-painted designs on breathable, antibacterial, up-cycled bamboo fabric. Each mask is one-of-a-kind, so grab the one you want before someone else snags it. Adult and youth sizes available.
Price: $14.00 – $16.00
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ARAE face masks

ARAE

ARAE is an ethical fashion brand that makes small-batch, artisan-made Shibori pieces in their Denver studio. Each ARAE mask is sustainably made, one at a time, in a wide-array of fabric types and color. All masks have ear loop toggles for an adjustable fit and the option to add a nose wire. Bonus: Proceeds from all ARAE purchases will be donated to Black-owned non-profits. Cool, right?
Price: From $22.00
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Baby Beau and Belle face masks

Baby Beau & Belle

This Loveland children’s boutique has beautiful, heirloom-quality clothes for kiddos, and now face masks to match. In both kid and adult sizes, these masks, and their high-quality lace and premium fabrics, would be perfect for a dressier mask-occasion (#onlyin2020) like a small wedding, socially-distant shower, or family photos.
Price: $20 – $30
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Be Hippy face mask

Be Hippy 

This smile-ey face mask design from the cheery, Be Hippy brand is equal parts happy and functional. Perfect for any Colorado hippy or hippy-at-heart.
Price: 16.00
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Bowie Ties face masks

Bowie-Ties

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? This Denver dog bow-tie shop has been cranking out masks and donating them to frontline workers. Choose from “girly, manly, and neutral” fabrics with either loop or tie elastics. Local Denver pick-up available.
Price: $12.00
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Colorado Threads face mask

Colorado Threads

The people behind those leggings you see everywhere with Colorado landscapes on them have put their leftover fabrics to use for a super-awesome variety of mask designs. Proceeds from these up-cycled, double-layered masks with elastic ear loops are being donated to Caregiver Emergency Relief Fund and Direct Relief programs.
Price: $16
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Foxlillie face masks

Foxlilie

Foxlilie makes the cutest durable play clothes that are all small-batch manufactured here in Lyons, Colorado. Buy a Foxlilie mask, and they’ll donate one to someone in need. Their masks are made with organic cotton in the sweetest prints and have adjustable ear straps. Pre-orders are available for small, medium, and large-size masks. If something else happened to slip into your shopping cart for your kiddos, we wouldn’t blame you.
Price: $18.00
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Kith&Kin face masks

kith&kin

These one-of-a-kind bags, furniture, and masks are made by a self-described family of makers in Boulder. In adult, kid, and toddler sizes, these cozy-looking masks are a sweet way to support a sweet family.
Price: $10.00
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Knotty Tie face masks

Knotty Tie

This OG Fetch Market (formerly the Denver Flea) vendor has a mask for any vibe. They have more than 50 designs in three different mask styles. Besides making masks for customers, Knotty Tie is on its way to making and donating 25,000 masks for healthcare workers across the state. In fact, they have literally pivoted their entire way of production to focus on mask making during this time. When you buy a Knotty Tie mask, you are helping both Colorado health professionals and a local business to keep operations running.
Price : $20 – $30
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Meliivora face mask

Mellivora

If you love wearing your love for Colorado out-loud, these beautiful photographic face masks from this Colorado outdoor lifestyle brand are right up your alley. Choose between photography of a Front Range sunset, Red Rocks, the Flatirons, or the Maroon Bells. These masks come in two sizes and are manufactured locally. Win-win.
Price: $23.00
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Phunkshun Wear face mask

Phunkshun Wear

Started by a former Copper Mountain ski instructor, this Denver-based company specializes in masks and gators for winter outdoor activities, so Phuskshun Wear was primed to design and manufacture personal hygiene masks. Made from recycled plastic bottles and produced in Denver, these cloth face masks have a serious cool factor. Plus, the company will donate a mask through Colorado Mask Project for every one sold. Poke around the rest of the site to add some other mask designs to your winter wish-list.
Price: $19.99
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Scout Designs face mask

Scout Designs

I found Scout Designs in my research and now I want to buy All. The. Things. Hello, high wasted leggings, I’m coming for you next. But first on my wish list is one of their vibrant mask designs that are made in Guatemala with traditional fabrics. There’s an option for whichever mask style you prefer – pleated, fitted, or the one I’m eyeing – the scarf mask, which I’m pretty sure will be clutch come fall. Adult, kid, and toddler sizes available, plus ear savers for comfort.
Price: $20.00/3 – $24.00
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Shinesty Threads face masks

Shinesty

These Boulder-based purveyors of neon ski onesies and other garments fit for a fantastic (socially-distanced) theme party have applied their quirky vibe to face masks. If your mask style leans to the ironic side, these masks are for you.
Price: $15.99/1 mask – $47.97/3 masks
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Stephanie Carlson Designs face masks

Stephanie Carlson

This Northern Colorado-based entrepreneur designer specializes in size-inclusive clothing and body positivity. Her styles have even been at New York Fashion Week. This year, Stephanie has partnered with CSU Athletic Department to use unused t-shirts for mask linings. On top of that, for every mask purchased, one gets donated to someone in need. Choose between a cotton or glam style in both adult and kid sizes.
Price: $15 – $25
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Topo Designs face mask

Topo Designs

This Denver area-based company makes the cooooolest bags ever. And now face masks. In-line with their active aesthetic, these face masks come with a double-layer of fabric, nose clip, and adjustable elastic bands. You can even download a template from their site to make your own insertable filter. Just like everything else they make, these Topo masks are pretty much perfect.
Price: $18.00
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Winter Session face masks

Winter Session

Another Denver Flea alum, Winter Session makes drool-worthy bags, wallets, and accessories out of their North Denver workshop and storefront. And just like their leather goods, these cloth face masks are awesome. For adults and kids, these masks come with double-layered cotton, an adjustable cord strap, a flexible nose piece, and two disposable filters that are handmade right here in Denver.

Plus, Winter Session started their own non-profit, Cover Up Colorado, to mobilize sewing volunteers and donate masks to those in need. Buy a mask, and one will be donated through the Cover Up Colorado program.
Price: Starting at $14.00
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Wunderkin Co face masks

Wunderkin CO

The company behind the sweetest bows in the history of Instagram recently launched their  own face mask collection. Made with oh-so-sweet cotton Liberty fabrics, these cloth face masks come in adult and child sizes and nylon ear loops. If you love matching your mini, this would be a very sweet set. Order now and allow 2-4 weeks for production.
Price: $14.00
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Know of any other cool Colorado companies selling great cloth face masks? Leave us a comment below with your favorites!

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Karleen is proud to be a (rare) Denver-Metro native, currently living in Broomfield with her husband and spunky toddler girl. Karleen is the Digital Marketing Manager for Visit Boulder. In a previous life, Karleen was a professional ice skater performing everywhere from theme parks to cruise ships throughout North America and Europe. Unpacking her bags permanently in the Mile High City in 2012 has been a welcome change of pace, and motherhood is the most recent adventure she’s attempting to navigate one day at a time. Karleen is a graduate of the University of Denver, which remains her most favorite neighborhood in Denver. Aside from working and toddler wrangling, Karleen can be found snuggled in bed with a good book or taking the occasional lap around the rink at the nearby YMCA.

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