8 Face Masks We’re Loving By Irish Designers (And Where To Buy Them!)

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As the Irish government has launched a campaign urging people to wear face masks when out and about and in situations where they cannot social distance, we’re looking more and more at the importance of face masks and making sure we’ve got one to cover us for when travelling outdoors.

Going forward, face masks could also be an essential part of travel when taking overseas trips according to a recent comment from Ryanair’s Micheal O’Leary.

“You must wear face masks through the airport [and] on-board the aircraft,” explained the airline CEO in a recent video.”The government has already recommended that where social distancing isn’t possible, wear face masks,” Michael added.

And long after social distancing regulations are eased, Dr David Nabarro of the World Health Organisation noted that we could be wearing face masks going forward into our “new reality”.

“Some form of facial protection, I’m sure, is going to become the norm” the senior WHO figure said and so, it looks like masks will be something we’re going to see a lot more of throughout 2020 and possibly, 2021.

However, let us remind you, do not wear surgical masks – these need to be reserved for our medical staff and frontline workers, instead, let us draw you towards some incredible face masks being created and produced by Irish designers.

Helen Steele 

Irish designer, Helen Steele announced that she’s going to be creating a limited edition of sustainable eco cotton silk masks. At €25, the masks come in an electric and vibrant print that Helen’s known for and a percentage of each profit goes towards the Jack And Jill Foundation. You can contact Helen directly on Instagram here for more information.

 

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Eamonn Mc Gill 

After selling over 1000 face masks since he first announced he was creating them earlier this month, Eamonn has since been inundated with queries and requests to create more and so, is constantly updating consumers on drops and stockists on his Instagram channel here.

 

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Jennifer Rothwell

Jennifer Rottwell’s non surgical masks have also been a massive hit since she first launched them. Now coming in over 12 designs, the masks are made from 100 percent silk and available to purchase here in remaining shades.

 

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Natalie B Coleman

You can now pre-order one of Natalie’s “cardinal red silk” face coverings. At €25 each, these pretty face masks have a simplistic design and cute frill edging. Her last batch sold out at lightning speed so make sure you act quick!

 

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Niamh McCabe

NIMCAKE fask masks are made from 100 percent cotton and come in a variety of fun prints. With an option to have a mask you tie yourself or one with elastics, Niamh’s masks are proving seriously popular and she’s got ones for kiddies too.

Order a mask here, 15 percent of the profit is also donated to Dublin Rape Crisis.

 

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Miriam O’Shea

Handmade in Kilkenny, Miriam O’Shea is making face masks to raise funds for Irish charity Alone. Washable, reusable and made from 100 percent cotton. These face masks come with a filter pocket and a wire around the nose to give it a comfortable fit for all sizes.

Order a mask from Miriam via Etsy here.

 

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Mariusz Malon

A fashion student living in Buncrana, Donegal, Mariusz started making face masks and matching bucket hats to keep everyone safe and stylish at the same time.

Taking orders via Instagram DM, Mariusz has seen a lot of love for his designs from people all over Ireland including our agony uncle and Insta fave, James Kavanagh.

Message Mariusz on Instagram to order a mask here.

 

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Mask Your Face

Three sisters from Letterkenny, Donegal, Anna, Lisa and Molly Kennedy are the designers behind ‘Mask YourFace’ – a project that makes masks for both protection and accessorising.

Using coloured fabrics and pretty patterns, Mask Your Face masks are functional and comfortable, with 3-layered protection and suitable for machine washing.

The masks can be bought through DM on MaskYour Face’s Instagram here. One mask costs €6, or 3 for €15 and shipping is €2 for up to six masks.

 

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Spot another local designer creating masks that needs a shoutout? Drop me a line with ‘Irish Face Masks‘ in the title to Denise@stellar.ie

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