People living in Victoria are required to wear a mask or a face covering when leaving the house. Reusable masks, single-use masks and coverings like scarves are all great options to help yourself and others stay safe. Here are a few Melbourne businesses making and selling masks.
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The DHHS has a handy guide to making your own cloth mask, and it can be made with any water resistant material. You don’t even need a sewing machine! You can also use scarves as a face covering.
Oski and Lottie
This sweet sustainable shop has locally-made masks to match. Designed and produced in Melbourne, Oski and Lottie’s linen masks are an excellent option – particularly if you have sensitive skin. The 100% linen fabric has hypoallergenic properties, and designs are printed with non toxic, solvent free, water based pigment inks. Prices range from $20 to $27 per mask plus delivery.
Spoilt Gift & Homewares
Spoilt has been a last minute gift savior for yonks, now let them save your face with the massive range of face masks that have just landed on their website. Masks come in cotton, denim look, floral designs and disposable packs. They also have a range of sizes, if you’ve been struggling to find the right mask for you. Prices range from $8 to $26 per mask plus delivery.
Australian owned BuyMask
The Carlton based BuyMask team offer a versatile range of coloured reusable masks. Masks are handmade with two layers of 100% cotton and 2 layers of gauze filter material. That’s four layers of super comfy protection! Currently on sale for $24.95 a mask.
Two African-born and Melbourne raised sisters are behind this eclectic label. And now the Collective Closets team have a chic range of cotton face masks available to order online. Materials used to create the masks are a mix of ‘dead stock’ fabric and locally sourced materials. Masks are $20 plus delivery.
Enfold architect designed masks
After losing her job during the pandemic, ex-dancer and architect Winnie Au started creating beautiful minimalist masks designed to become an easy to wear everyday piece. Her business Enfold sells 3-layered cotoon masks with an internal filter pocket, and nose wire for the perfect fit. Order online. Free shipping within 5km of Queen Victoria Market.
The Johnston Collection
These reusable masks from The Johnston Collection feature iconic prints from the Liberty of London design studio. Breathable, three-layered and 100% cotton, these beauties are are hand-made in Melbourne. Currently restocking weekly.
This jewellery designer turned mask-making superstar has launched a bespoke range of face coverings with matching carry pouches. Individual pleated masks can also be purchased in a range of beautiful fabrics.
Atal the label
RMIT fashion design student Sanjana Atal has pivoted to producing masks as part of her made-to-order range. The masks are triple layered and customized to your choice of fabric. Order via direct message on Instagram (@atal.thelabel).
Made to order from Carlton, Modern Creatures has an awesome range of reusable 100% cotton face masks available on Etsy. Cute fabrics include Dachshund, doughnut and leopard print styles. Prices range from $20 to $26 per mask and delivery is free!
Face shields from Temelli
Usually our go-to spot for beautiful jewellery, the team at Temelli now stocks Clear Mask face shields. Light weight, anti-fog and easily sanitised between wears, the shield also fits easily over glasses. Shipping is included in the price ($35), and if you order two or more they’ll bump it up to express postage for free. Local to Temelli? Set up an appointment for click and collect.
Based in Parkville, Lipstik Red’s reusable face masks come in a variety of colours and cost under $9 per mask. The range also includes anti-bacterial masks. One dollar from every sale goes to Melbourne City Mission.
Kripa Haute masks
Made in Docklands, local legend Kripa Haute is using her new mask initiative to raise funds for under privileged workers in India. Peruse the range on Instagram and order via DM.
Based in Collins Street, Aussie Defender is selling 3-ply DHHS compliant reusable masks. They also have a range of 2-ply masks, multi packs and masks with adjustable ear loops. Our pick? This super cute kitty whisker mask. Prices range from $15 – $28.
Design A Space
Local designers regularly bare their wares at Design a Space in Manchester Lane. And a heap of them are now regularly dropping off handmade reusable face masks for sale. Head in store to peruse the selection, or send them a DM on Instagram to explore the styles, check prices and have the mask delivered.
Mask Up Melbourne
A group of International Students operating as ‘Mask Up Melbourne‘ have taken to producing DHHS compliant, customisable and reusable cloth face masks. Shipping is free within Australia, and $1 from every sale goes towards helping homeless youth through Melbourne City Mission. Order on their website. Prices range from $20 – $25.
After 20 years in the Block Arcade, MCM have temporarily moved online. Their mask business is booming, with a range of gorgeous prints, bamboo fabrics and masks in all sizes. Masks also come in styles with adjustable ear loops. Delivery to Melbourne is free on orders over $40, and prices range from $20 – $25.
Melbourne’s own Carl Nave has mask ordering down to a fine art. Fill out the online form with your preferred style, colour and quantity. Then your mask will be custom made and delivered to your door. Masks are $20 plus delivery.
New Age Promotions
Buy from a Carlton local and order a reusable mask from New Age Promotions. Made of triple layered fabric, the mask has been engineered with ‘HeiQ Viroblock’ – an antiviral and antibacterial protective material. The team also sells customisable face masks for business owners.
B-You linen masks
Handmade using three layers of linen, these masks are breathable, beautiful and reusable. The team behind the production is made up of International Students who were struggling to find work during the pandemic. You can order a mask ($18) via Instagram DM or by sending an email to the team. Delivery is free and masks typically arrive in two to three business days.
Robyn Makes Studio
This Docklands based designer is selling a beautiful range of handmade masks on Etsy. At $10 each (plus delivery) the masks are made from 100% cotton, with soft fabric ear loops for maximum comfort.
Located within 5km of Cargo Restaurant? Along with their awesome takeaway coffee and pizza, you can grab a handmade reusable face mask from these waterside locals. They’ve been in high demand, so ring ahead before you pop in to make sure there are masks in stock. Be sure to order a dessert platter to pick up too.
Another beloved Aussie fashion icon, Gorman has started selling masks from their online store. Stocks are limited and released in batches, keep an eye on their face mask page for information about when pre-orders reopen. Masks are currently $12 – $15 each.
Kuwaii‘s chic, DHHS compliant masks sold out in a matter of minutes, but the team has just announced they’ll be doing runs of 300 – 600 masks every week. The Kuwaii masks are triple-layered, breathable and made in Melbourne using re-purposed ‘dead stock’ material. A portion of all sales also go to charity. Stay tuned to their Instagram for information about pre-orders for each week. Masks are $25.
Nicolangela handmade masks
Another Docklands local is Melbourne designer Nicole Williams. Pivoting from spring racing looks to hand cut reusable masks, Williams’ online store is stocked with city inspired designs. Our pick is the aptly named ‘Melbourne’ mask – all black of course.
Pick quirky designs from Monster Threads‘ range of masks. Adult sizes are available for pre-order via their online store. Children over 12 are also required to wear masks, so the kids range is a great option for your little mate. Prices vary.
Culture Kings’ mask range is probably one of the most extensive in town, from packs of disposable medical masks to bandanna face wraps and street-wear style reusable face coverings. The Culture Kings crew also sell filter packs that you can slip inside your mask. Just be sure to choose masks without valves or holes in them. Prices vary.
100% cotton, breathable, advanced filtration and temperature controlled. The Bonds range of masks are comfy and cool. They also come with a card to help you track how many times they’ve been washed (the masks can be washed 20 times). You can pick them up in store or order online – stocks are limited, but more are on the way.
Located in Collins Square, Capsule Pharmacy has a range of different face masks available. Reusable masks are made locally by ‘Locomotive Breath’ and are triple layered with an internal filter pocket. You can also purchase masks with an external water resistant layer. Their disposable masks come in packs of 10 ($19.90) or 50 ($59). Masks can be pre-ordered online or via phone call (9614 5745) then picked up in store. Wait times are about one week – just make sure you’re within 5km before placing an order.
Marea Bright Milliner
Working away in Melbourne since 1964, Marea Bright knows a thing or two about the importance of custom design. Contact her over the phone (0438 215 186) for a bespoke mask, made to order right here in Melbourne. Prices vary.
V and J Menswear
Located in the iconic Flinders Lane, V and J have been busy shifting their focus to quality mask production. The masks are triple layered with an internal cotton filter, made in Melbourne and customisable to four different sizes. Send an email to make an order. Prices vary.
Happytown KPOP Store
Showcase your K-pop bias with a washable cotton mask from Happy Town. Look fancy in TWICE branded face coverings or love yourself with a BTS look. Order via direct message on Facebook and Instagram. Prices vary.
Erinbank Crafts and Gifts
Erinbank in Kensington are currently receiving regular orders of Louie and the Fox brand face masks. Coming in a range of colours and patterns, pick them up in store if you’re local or search the site to see if you are in the delivery area. Check their Instagram to to see when a new order has arrived. Prices vary.
Liar Liar luxury masks
Take care of sensitive skin with a luxe handmade mask. Liar Liar masks are made with an oil-resistant silk lining, 100% cotton inner layer and an outer-layer of lightweight wool. Why wool? It’s odor-resistant, breathable and naturally anti-bacterial. Better yet, a portion of profits from every mask sold is donated to Djirra, a local charity providing support to aboriginal women experiencing domestic violence.
Editor’s note: Stock is currently depleted, but new orders will be available from 31 August.
Degraves Street legends Clementine’s will be selling masks as fast as they can make them. Coming in pleated or fitted styles, the masks are made from 3 layers of cotton in a variety of designs. Email the team for pre-orders. Prices vary.
Notes for the hearing impaired
I Sign. I Wander. on Facebook have shared some very useful graphics to assist in communicating with deaf or hard of hearing people while wearing a mask. You can also learn more from the The Deaf Victoria coronavirus information page.
Prices correct at time of publishing. The DHHS does not encourage purchases of P2 and N95 masks as supplies need to be preserved for medical professionals. Do not wear a mask with valves or holes in it, as this could spread the virus if infected. Due to current circumstances, shops may close, alter pricing or run out of stock at very short notice. Check with individual businesses for information.