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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!

David Watson Art Collection

David Watson Face Coverings
David Watson

David Watson British Art Collection brings you arty face-coverings in an elastic fitting style. Made from high-quality soft, breathable quilted fabric that fits the contours of your face. The straps are elastic so naturally adjust for a comfortable, sleek fit that stays in place.

Handmade in London from non-irritable, sweat preventative material. There are 140 designs to choose from including a collaboration with the William Morris Gallery. 10% goes to the NHS Charities Together.

Stop N Sneeze

Knitted face masks made in Leicester
Stop N Sneeze

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.

The Little Cloth Shop

The Little Cloth Shop cotton face mask
The Little Cloth Shop

The Little Cloth Shop luxury Liberty print face-coverings are handmade in the UK in a choice of Liberty Prints and plain cottons. Washable and reusable. Each is made with a nose guard and a filter pocket at the back. Made to fit close to the face, Liberty lawn has a high thread count and is tightly woven which is ideal for face-coverings.

Waring Brooke

Waring Brooke Knitted face mask
Waring Brooke

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

Mars Knitwear British-made knitted face mask
Mars Knitwear

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

Budd Shirtmakers Cotton Face Mask
Budd Shirtmakers

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.

Fabrika

Fabrika British-made printed face masks
Fabrika

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

Orpian Face Masks UK-made face coverings
Orpian

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.

Emma Willis

Emma Willis UK-made Face Coverings
Emma Willis

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

Scottish Textiles Showcase Harris Tweed Face Coverings
The Scottish Textiles Showcase

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.

Annie with Alex

Annie with Alex childrens and adults face masks
Annie with Alex

Annie with Alex have created re-usable cotton and washable face-mask with awash bag. Their face masks contains 4 layers of 100% cotton, folded with 3 pleats so that it fits over the mouth and nose comfortably, has elasticated sides to go over your ears and has an optional filter pocket. Available for adult and children.

Tag Togs

Tag Togs face coverings
Tag Togs

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

Wild Things kids face masks made in the UK
Wild Things

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

Lola Starr childrens face mask
Lola Starr

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.

United Overalls

United Overalls denim face covering
United Overalls

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.

The Stitch Society

The Stitch Society stripy cotton fask mask
The Stitch Society

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.

Amy Britton

Amy Britton Liberty lawn face masks
Amy Britton

Amy Britton face coverings are made from beautiful Liberty Tana Lawn cotton outer, manufactured with a layered soft non-woven lining. The outside stitching is 100% natural rayon viscose machine embroidery thread with an exceptional high sheen.

Pajotten

Pajotten Face Covering made in the UK
Pajotten

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

Foxology knitted face mask
Foxology

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.

Cravat Club

Cravat Club UK-made face coverings
Cravat Club

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.

Baltex

Baltex Airox UK-made face coverings
Baltex

The Airox AX110 made by Baltex, is a textile face covering made from recycled polyester, suitable for all adults. It is made in the UK. It has an air-pocket at the front and is comfortable to wear for long periods.

Baltex have created these high-performance masks in response to reports that disposable masks have led to a surge in plastic pollution during the pandemic.

Agnes Ashe

Agnes Ashe silk face covering
Agnes Ashe

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.

Arati Devasher

Arati Devasher face coverings
Arati Devasher

Arati Devasher’s face coverings are made from natural fabrics: hand-dyed silk, with a cotton lining as an extra protective layer. They have a filter pocket and adjustable straps. Each piece is unique and new colours are being released weekly. 50% of profits from the sale of each face covering will be donated to the NHS via the Royal Free Hospital Charity Trust.

Touche Boutique

Touche Boutique scarf face covering
Touche Boutique

Touche Boutique have a lovely selection of scarfs and face coverings for these changing times.

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 face mask pattern
Vetigraph Fashion Digital Solutions

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 UK made face mask
R A Smart

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 Fabrics
Rainbow Jersey

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 for face coverings
Regis Fabrics

Regis Fabrics have a face covering material that can used single or double layer laminated, and it’s antiviral treated to ISO 181[84:20]19. 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.

Please see details from the UK Government on face-coverings here.

Comments

7 Comments

  1. linda clynshaw on June 25, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    I notice that these face masks loop around the ears. I am struggling to find face masks that tie up or have two bands that can go around the back of the head. The reason for this is when you hace to wear glasses and hearing aids an extra thin behind the ears is extremely uncomfortable after a while.

  2. Vikki Haffenden on June 26, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Hi Kate, thank you for the round-up. It’s so good to see the enterprise out there and such a range of good looking solutions for a functional (and necessary) item. Because of my professional interest in knit I am particularly impressed by the fab Foxology 3d knitted mask. Can I add to this list the masks made by volunteer sewers throughout the UK who are sewing thousands of masks, scrubs and gowns for the NHS and other frontline workers. I’d like to finish with a special thank you to the many UK companies that are donating materials and services such as cutting and delivery to this ongoing cause.

  3. Marcia McGrail on August 31, 2020 at 7:33 am

    Thanks for the article, Kate – great to see for real Enterprising UK!

    • Moya on October 22, 2020 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you for this article. Another sustainable clothing brand in UK that makes high quality face masks is http://www.adifferentballgame.co.uk. They’re face masks are washable, antibacterial, odorless, breathable and very comfortable.

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