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Where to buy locally-made fabric face masks in Canberra

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The ACT is in lockdown and face masks have been mandated. Need a new fabric face mask? Why not shop local?

Here are some Canberra businesses making reusable facemasks so you can support local while staying safe.


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Mask making is back on the program for PurePod! Handmade in the studio using organic cottons, natural fibre dead stock fabrics, linens and hand woven textiles, there is a range of colours to choose from. Order through the website and have them delivered to your home for just $7 or you can do contactless pick up from outside the studio.

@purepod_studio | purepod.com

The CTP Studio

This online community is based in Canberra and showcases creative work from multi-faceted artists and is a second hand shopping destination!

You can choose from a variety of repurposed vintage fabric for a $20 made-to-order face mask and use elastic or ribbons for fastening to protect yourself in style. Allow up to 48 hours for dispatch.

@thecptstudio| thectpstudio.com

Crafternoon Bee


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Hand made by Bridget, you have a wide range of colours and patterns to choose from! DM to order, $15 per mask.


Thunder Thigh Fashion

Deciding to change the face of fashion, Thunder Thighs Fashion also sells face masks made from recycled fabrics. For $30 you can choose from a range of colours and sizes.

Buy through Nunie and YU, Yarralumla Shops, or order through the website for immediate pickup or posting within 24 hours.

@thunderthighsfashion| thunderthighsfashion.com


Beginning EDITION  during her final year of studying Fashion at the Canberra Institute of Technology in 2011, Alice uses sustainable design and zero waste pattern making in all of her work.

All masks are $35 each, with the choice of black cotton, grey linen, mustard floral, mint floral, grey floral or grey spots available in multiple sizes.

To order email  alicesutton@live.com.au.

@edition.label | editionalicesutton.com

Little Bird Makes

Along with fingerless mittens and lip balm, Little Bird Makes also makes densely woven cotton masks. With ribbon closures for adjustable, comfortable fit and padded nose wire, the masks can be made to accommodate children to large adult sizes.

$10 per mask.

You can order online or pick up from the store, located in Captains Flat New South Wales.




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With an abundance of funky prints available, FANCYE has over 26 styles of face masks available online!

Starting from $22, each piece of fabric is carefully measured, hand cut and sewn with lots of love in the home of Canberra local, Nancye.

@fancybynancy | fancyebynancye.com

The Markets Wanniassa

As a family affair, the Markets Wanniassa love to support local, carrying an extensive range of Australian handmade products including much-coveted facemasks!

Conveniently located in the Wanniassa Central Shopping Centre, it’s a perfect spot for southsiders to pop in.


The Diamond Room

Online store The Diamond Room is selling handmade face masks.

Made with two layers of cotton with a mesh layer in the middle to offer more protection, these $10 facemasks can be customised and personalised!

@diamondbowroom thediamondroom.com


With fun face masks available for $12, Alterations Erindale is a great one-stop shop to grab what you need.

They have limited stock so make sure to contact them by messenger or phone or visit in-store so you don’t miss out!


The Dressmaker’s Daughter

The Dressmaker’s Daughter is a mother/daughter duo (Anna, The Dressmaker and Natalia, The Daughter) from England who moved to Canberra in 2015.

Normally stocking colourful scrunchies, bags and pet bandanas, Anna and Natalia have started to make two and three-layer facemasks with a variety of colourful fabrics available.

$25 per mask + free delivery in Canberra or $5 postage within Australia with four sizes available. Message via Etsy, Instagram or Facebook to order.

@dressmakers.daughter | facebook.com/dressmakersdaughter

Face Plant

Patterned with gorgeous floral fabrics (get it…face…plant?), Face Plant‘s three-layered face masks have the option of elastic or ties and come in three sizes (kids, adult and adult large).

Shop them at Chifley Grocer or order via www.faceplant.store

$22.50 each | www.faceplant.store

Bellelis Eco Family

As Canberra’s first one-stop shop for eco-conscious parents, Bellelis Eco Family offers a range of handmade, modern products to help parents care for their little ones, including handmade facemasks.

The two-layer, 100% cotton masks come in three different sizes and include a nose wire to help shape the mask to your face.

The masks are made to order and are available to pick up from Bellelis Eco Family, Kambah.

$17.95 – $22.95 per mask


Tiny Cheeks Modern Cloth Nappies

With over 10 years experience making cloth nappies, Amanda from Tiny Cheeks Modern Cloth Nappies makes face masks for adults and kids upon request.

With a reversible cotton print on one side and coordinating cotton on the other, it has a middle layer of breathable, water-resistant polyester fabric to act as a filter.

To order email amanda@tinycheeks.com.au. $15 per mask, pick up available from Flynn


Dressed for Sunday

Timeless and chic, with a whole lot of personality and a dash of fun, Dressed for Sunday offers a beautiful range of handmade products including facemasks.

Starting from $16, the four-layer masks come in three sizes. They also include a nose wire for shaping the mask to your face.


Stockists: National Museum of Australia Shop, Lawson Crescent, Acton | Poetry in Flowers, Shop H40, Marketplace Gungahlin, 33 Hibberson Street, Gungahlin | POP Canberra, 27 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

Eco Creations

Eco Creations‘ Darren and Noa Le Roux make products to help people make more sustainable lifestyle choices, such as beeswax wraps and produce bags and products that are made of sustainable resources such as salvaged wood.

However, given the current health environment, reusable face masks also fall into this category.

Purchase them online via private Facebook message. Contactless pick up from Queanbeyan or postage available.

$10 per mask with a variety of sizes available.

facebook.com/Eco-Creations | @ecocreations2020

Happy JP Designs

Why not sport a facemask created with gorgeous Japanese cotton kimono fabric?

While they’re known for their intricate Japanese mizuhiki paper cord jewellery, Happy JP Designs is now making masks from colourful cottons that have an inner pocket for a filter if required.

$24.70 + postage, purchase via Etsy with a variety of sizes available

facebook.com/happyjpdesigns | @happyjpdesigns

Made by Maddi

Created by Braidwood-based Maddi, who is currently at home with four-month-old Aubree, as a way to help protect her hairdresser mother, Made by Maddi masks come in a range of eye-catching patterns.

Triple-layered with cotton front and back and polyester interface in the middle, Maddi also makes a range of custom pram and trolley liners and bibs.

To order call 0488 421 435 or email maddibennett1993@gmail.com.

One size. $15 per mask+ $9.20 postage


Brie’s Boo Teek

With an extensive collection of handmade baby accessories like bibs, swaddles and change mats, Brie’s Boo Teek is much more than just facemasks.

But if you’re after washable facemasks, you’ve come to the right place.

$13-16 + postage with four sizes available, including children’s. Order via the website.

briesbooteek.com.au | @briesbooteek

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