With businesses reopening all around the city, it’s going to become more important to protect yourself and others from the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Face masks have been recommended in places where being exactly 2 metres away from someone might not be entirely possible, but they’re hard to come by. Standard single-use masks are available from places like Walmart and London Drugs, but they’re not fantastic for the environment and are typically sold out… Along with Lysol, soap, and toilet paper (which we still don’t get.) In order to help you guys out a bit, here are a few other places where you can get facemasks in Calgary.
Calgary-based company Plains Breaker Apparel is selling bright colourful cloth facemasks for only $5. These things are super soft, fit comfortably, are customizable, and give back too! $1 from every mask goes to charity!
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Hippo Hug is another Calgary Company that was originally in the business of weighted blankets. Now they also make cotton facemasks for sale in bulk. Get 5 for $30 or $10 for 57!
Kate Hewko is a fashion designer from right here in YYC. Her cloth masks are super cute, local, and are comfortable. These babies are going pretty quickly though, so check them out while you still can!
Oke’s reusable facemasks are by far the most protective on this list. Made with anti-microbial silver infused cotton fibres, and a replaceable cotton filter, these masks will help filter the air on the way in, and on the way out. Fancy. Also, 20% of the profits made from their sales will go to support The Covid-19 Community Response Fund, and that’s something we can really get behind.
Made in Canada, Frank and Oak masks are reusable, adjustable, and made from 100% cotton. For $24 you get a set of two that come in different patterns and styles. These are flying off the shelf, but they have a waitlist going that you can add yourself to.
We hope that helps, folks. 5 different places where you can get facemasks in Calgary! It should be noted, however, that these masks are definitely not medical grade, so we wouldn’t recommend going into open-heart surgery or something with one, but they’ll do the job when you’re out and about, and that’s important. Be prepared, be smart, and stay safe!