With face coverings now a common sight across the UK, and a mandatory requirement on public transport in England, we bring you our top 25 face coverings – all made in the UK.
These fantastic face coverings 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!
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.
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.
They can be worn by men or women looking for a funky way to cover the face. Blue Eyes Bow Ties face-coverings have a pleated front that can be adjusted to fit over your nose and mouth and they have black elastic which hooks around each ear.
Budd Shirtmakers team at Andover have been producing coverings which 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.
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 to 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.
Duxenall face coverings are available in either plain black vinyl or green camouflage ripstop waterproof canvas, each with double cotton inners. Fastened with elastic around whole head, not ears for comfort.
Fabric have 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.
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.
The Halcyon Blue range of face coverings includes a range of styles, fabric and colours. With cloth cotton, filter pocket with antimicrobial treatment or surgical style paper, for men, women and children. Wholesale face coverings are available.
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.
MancMade have reusable face coverings that which include a pocket for your own filters. The face covering are made from cotton and cotton mix fabrics in two layers, with elastic to attach around the ears/head and rubber coated wire at nose for a snug fit around nose bridge. £1 from every face covering sold goes to the Big issue North hardship fund.
Mars Knitwear have 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 on comfort. All proudly made in Britain.
Pajotten unisex reusable face coverings 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.
Set of two washable and reusable 100% cotton face-coverings, made in Somerset, with Settlers Stores off-cuts of dutch wax printed cotton. Designed with inner pocket for disposable liner. 15% of every pack sold will go to Maskforce Frome and support their work supplying face coverings to the vulnerable and at risk in the South West.
Silk Rose… Sew Suffolk are offering bespoke face covers, made specifically to your request for a particular design that represents their own hobby, style, grandchild child’s love of trains etc to make the wearing of this new face fashion more fun!
Stop N Sneeze face coverings 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 a N95 Filter which is replaceable.
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.
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 a face-covering.
Handmade from repurposed fabric from their aprons, with a double layer of 100% cotton or linen fabric, The Stitch Society face coverings 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.
Touche Boutique have a lovely selection of scarfs and face coverings for these changing times.
Made with United Overall’s British woven raw selvedge denim and Linen x Cotton fabric from their ED-1 jeans, these face covers 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.
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.
Wild Things have fun to wear child’s or adult character face coverings 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.
Wolf in Sheep’s clothing have face coverings in 100% Cotton and in plain or Liberty Print. These are made alongside our clothing range in England and to the same high standard. Some of them can be matched with the printed trim on their shirts!
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.
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.
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.
Need more help with social distancing?
Bowmer Bond have a great product to help with maintaining social distancing. They weave, print cut and sew all their webbing onsite in the UK so they can apply whatever message and colours and finishes you require for your space and needs, and they can produce orders as little as 100 metres.
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.