In the face of COVID-19, many cities are requiring their residents to wear a protective covering to slow down the spread of the virus. In some parts of the country wearing a face covering is mandated and those who choose not to wear a mask risk a fine of up to $1,000. In other cities, it is optional, but highly recommended by the CDC. Either way, we are now in a time when face masks have become part of our daily outfits. Why wear something bland and boring when you could have a beautiful face masks that is a reflection of who you are or what you are wearing that day.
Many of these face masks are not only made by Latinas, but are a product of women-owned small businesses and, in some cases, by artisans themselves. You will not only be looking extra cute; you will be putting your money into the hands of business owners who are working hard to pivot their business during this unprecedented time.
Note: These masks are not medical grade. They follow the CDC’s guidelines for wearing a protective cloth covering.
For those who love Frida these masks are hand made by Gladis Alejandre, a California artist who makes different types of Latin themed wearable art.
Cha Cha Covers, based in Los Angeles, California is usually non-toxic water based nail art business. The owner, Ana Guajardo has pivoted her business and is now focusing her time on making face masks.
If you love the colors and patterns of artisanal embroidery, you will love the face masks from Artesanias Camila Culture Shop. Made in Mexico and shipped directly to your door.
Aztec themed or with brown pride messages, these masks promise to be soft and have a pocket for a filter. The masks are all made by hand in Boyle Heights, Californina by Espacio 1839.