Inner West businesses you can buy beautiful, re-usable face masks from

Just as we all had our fingers crossed that we were through with the worst of Covid it seems the nasty little lurgy is raring it’s ugly head again.

With the loo paper crisis under control (that was so March 2020), it appears face masks are the next hot item of the times and some of our local Inner West businesses are pivoting to keep up with the demand.

Here’s where you can buy 2020’s signature fashion piece of the year right here from local Inner Westies.

Stanmore local Nicole of Elle David has switched up her usual children’s clothes and accessories business and has a huge range of beautiful handcrafted face-masks. There is something literally to suit everyone in the family including the kids and sports fans with a range of sizes, patterns (from Liberty to your favourite AFL team) and some gorgeous embroidered masks.

Based in Newtown, The Social Outfit support sewing technicians from refugee backgrounds and are making bright beautiful masks from remnant fabrics from their collections so each one is unique.

When you buy a mask from the Social Outfit they give one to a charity partner to ensure the most vulnerable are also getting the same protection

Check out Ekologi Store in Enmore for 3 layered 100% cotton masks. Alike to the others they sell out quickly so place your name on their list and they’ll let you know when the next order is about to go up on the website. They are replenishing their stock about three times a week and they have free pick up from their Enmore HQ.

Pop into Marrickville’s Hypmotive Hub and say hi to Jake and Renee. They are waiting on a drop of stock of the most quirky face mask designs around by Australian artist and designer Kurly Wurly Bar.

Shibori is the Japanese art of manipulating fabric to produce beautiful and unique textiles and Pepa and Karen of design house Shibori in Stanmore have now created gorgeous handcrafted masks which really are pieces of art for your face. You can buy these direct in their store on Salisbury Road. Please note the image depicted is of an adult sized mask that our little one kindly offered to model.

The Corner Booth Store in Annandale is expecting a delivery of masks in early August and you can pre-order on their website. These masks are three layers of fabric, adjustable and in four fabric choices including gingham, floral and polkadot.

Dully Locals have us covered with a range of funky fabrics they’ve turned into three ply fabric masks. Chrissie from the Sausage Factory is making them to order and you can do this on their website.

It’s a great time for us all to do our little bit and we hope to see you in the street showing off your new fashion piece.

Here’s a video from the WHO about wearing and caring for re-usable masks properly.

Stay safe.

Annika and Blake



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