Top 30 British-made face coverings
With face masks now a necessity in our daily lives, we bring you our top 30 face coverings - all made in the UK.
These fantastic face masks are all created by our Make it British members. They're making face coverings in a variety of fabrics, from knitted, hand-painted silk to Liberty print.
All of the face coverings in this list are washable and reusable, and available for men, women and children!
Stop N Sneeze face masks are made in their factory in Leicester using 100% Supima Cotton spun in Manchester. Using the latest in knitting machinery, this face covering is knitted using 3D technology to ensure comfort and durability. Their face coverings all come with an N95 Filter which is replaceable.
Waring Brookes' face coverings are personalised by creating a pattern from your initials and it is then knitted throughout to create a truly unique item. They are crafted from 100% machine washable cotton yarn so they can be reused. Making face coverings fashionable and personal, each one is made from calming tone colours as Waring Brooke understand face masks can be imposing.
Mars Knitwear has knitted anti-bacterial, machine washable face coverings. Their seamless manufacturing process allows the mask to be perfectly contoured. The specially designed straps are wider at the back of the ear to maximise comfort. All are proudly made in Britain.
Budd Shirtmakers team at Andover have been producing coverings that are available to purchase for £15 with proceeds from their June 2020 face coverings sales going to homeless charities, The Passage and Crisis UK. Face coverings are cut and sewn from their Swiss cotton shirting offcuts and are therefore wonderfully cool against your skin.
Fabric has made masks in collaboration with brand Vavi, using their costume printed fabrics. They offer single masks or a set of three which will have a complimentary bag and a filter. All masks are made of 100% cotton and have Oeko-Tex 100% certified cotton lining.
Orpian specialises in the production of Type IIR medical face masks, which are suitable for both medical and general use. The masks are CE, MHRA Registered and made in Britain. Trusted by the public and the NHS to prevent the spread of airborne particles.
Handmade using 2 layers of fabric, these face masks from Emma Willis are not only comfortable to wear but are also breathable thanks to the linen used. The Emma Willis logo or even your initials can be embroidered to the front for that special touch.
The Scottish Textiles Showcase have a range of face coverings made with Tartan, Harris Tweed and Borders tweeds. All of their masks are lined with pure silk for maximum comfort and good antibacterial protection. Silk is an optimum fabric for face masks lining as it is soft next to the skin, prevents the penetration of droplets whilst being very breathable. These masks are hand washable at 30 degrees centigrade.
Please note, these face masks are not sold as PPE equipment, they are for personal use to cover the nose and mouth when in public places.
These masks are shaped and fit the face snugly therefore ensuring as few gaps as possible, they are made from 4 layers of cotton and polycotton fabric, the top (outermost) layer can be customised with a patterned fabric of your choice.
Wild Things have fun to wear child’s or adult character face masks in six designs. If you are wearing a face covering, this is a great way to make the process easier and fun for your family. Optional matching ears head bands available. Made from 100% cotton, fully lined in cotton poplin. Fully machine washable.
Lola Starr are offering pack of three face coverings suitable for adults and children. Their face coverings have an elastic cord, are reusable and machine washable and are available in a variety of patterns.
Made with United Overall's British woven raw selvedge denim and Linen x Cotton fabric from their ED-1 jeans, these face masks come with a pocket that you can put a filter into and elastic straps that come untied so you can adjust to whatever size you need. These are made at home with white 100% cotton thread, if you can contact them to have it sewn with a different thread colour.
Handmade from repurposed fabric from their aprons, with a double layer of 100% cotton or linen fabric, The Stitch Society face masks are shaped with a centre seam to fit snuggly around the face. These face coverings are light, breathable and gentle on your skin. With each face covering they are donating a percentage of the profits to NHS Charities Together.
Pajotten unisex reusable face masks are made from sustainably sourced linen/cotton check with an inner layer made from breathable organic cotton. There is an inner pocket in which you can add a filter if you wish although it is fine without. The mask has long elastic ties which you can fit yourself to create the best fit for you, either around your head or behind your ears.
Foxology offer 2 pack, British made, anti-microbial, re-usable Face-coverings. Incredibly soft, face covering, knitted in Leicester using 3D whole garment technology, so no seams and therefore nothing to rub against your skin. The yarns used are silver and viscose treated with sanitised anti-microbial.
Complete your look with Cravat Club's stylish printed silk face masks. Expertly handmade in very small quantities - when they're gone, they're gone. With adjustable elastic ear straps and a nose bridge wire for structure and to prevent gaps, you can ensure you're well-covered while bringing style to the table during these uncertain times. Lined with cotton with openings at either side to insert filters, and includes a filter to start you off. One size fits most.
Agnes Ashe has created hand painted silk face coverings. Every silk mask is different. They are made of two layers of silk and are reversible, washable and reusable. Some are patterned on both sides and some have a painted design on one side and a plain silk reverse.
Looking to make face coverings?
Some of our Make it British produce fabrics for face coverings and can also provide you with patterns so you can get making your own.
Vetigraph Fashion Digital Solutions - mask pattern
Vetigraph Fashion Digital Solutions have created a range of patterns for PPE such as face coverings, masks, scrubs and gowns. The patterns can be downloaded directly from their website.
R A Smart - digital printing
R A Smart operates one of the largest digital textile printing facilities in the UK. They are using their large range of printed textiles to create washable, breathable, 100% pure cotton UK-made face masks.
Rainbow Jersey- mask fabric
Rainbow Jersey are producing an anti-microbial fabric using a world leading product Silverplus® This product is impregnated into the fabric, in the colour dying cycle at the dye house. Which means it can be applied to any fabric using polyamide or polyester yarns.
Regis Fabrics - mask fabric
Regis Fabrics have a face covering material that can used single or double layer laminated, and it's antiviral treated to ISO 18184:2019. This Lycra product ensures a good fit close to the face & is machine washable.
Please note that the face coverings in this article are not medical grade face masks, but face coverings as per the UK Government's guidance.