Mask up, YEG! It’s long been recommended by healthcare professionals and now Edmonton’s city council has passed a bylaw: masks are mandatory in all public indoor spaces in Edmonton starting August 1, 2020.
If you want to stay safe, help others, AND support local, check out these Edmonton retailers selling and/or making reusable non-medical face masks.
Note: We will be updating this list! [first posted July 29, 2020]
- 1) TIX on the Square
TIX carries masks by Aeris Osbourne (3-layer Japanese cotton with filter pockets and nose wire) and J2 Craft Studios (100% cotton masks in fun prints for kids and kids-at-heart).
2) LUX Beauty Boutique
Carries Haute Mess brand face masks, which are locally made, reversible, machine-washable, and made from 2-layer 100 & quilting cotton.
3) Red Ribbon
Carries masks in a variety of colours and patterns, including cotton/spandex and 2-layer reversible cotton prints. Various sizes.
4) Mandolin Books & Coffee
Carries locally handmade masks in a variety of colours and patterns. Made of triple-layered cotton.
The masks adjust at two points behind the head, and are available in a variety of colours and sizes. Filters and straps also available.
Carries a variety of lightweight masks handmade in Canada.
The retro-glam masks may even match one of the retro-glam outfits.
8) Ibon Antiques
Made in Canada, these double-layer masks are 100% cotton with a vintage style. Nose wire included.
9) Valley Zoo Development Society
Visit the Gift Shop at the Valley Zoo for some fun animal kid’s masks. Choose designs from tiger, shark, butterflies, and more!
10) The Peoples Mask
This BIPOC women-led business offers sustainable reusable face masks for adults and children, as well as luxury glam masks and replaceable filters. Options available with ear loops or overhead straps.
11) Love Jupiter
The Edmonton-based Love Jupiter shop now offers handmade, washable facemasks! The pleated design and adjustable straps make for a secure fit, available in an array of prints from the geeky to the geometric.
Made with help from a team of expert Edmonton sewers, the masks come in two styles customized to be suitable for a variety of face shapes.
13) Skylark + Owl Linen
The breathable inner layer and protective cotton outer layer of these masks make for an incredibly comfy fit. And with three colour options, you won’t have to sweat a potential style-clash.
14) Edmonton Fringe Theatre
These three-layer masks are made out of colourful unused volunteer t-shirts from previous Edmonton Fringe Festivals! Vintage one-of-a-kind masks come in three adult sizes and includes nose-wire and adjustable elastic ear loops.