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6 of the best face coverings from local indie brands

It's official: face masks are the new Chanel lippy. We've found 6 local brands who are bringing it with the latest must-have accessory so you can look good whilst still keeping those germs under control.

Half Day Closing

Half Day Closing face masks

These vintage Liberty print masks from rebel seamstress Abigail Jackson of the fabulous Stitch and Make Studio are an absolute must, because if we have to wear a mask to go to Sainos (and it’s only polite) then we might as well look gorgeous whilst we’re at it. There are a huge range of fabrics to choose from, so head over to the Half Day Closing Instagram to grab your fave while you can. They also do men’s masks and masks for different face shapes.


Mooch masks

Stylish fabrics in adult and kids’ sizes with adjustable straps, filter pocket and a comfy nose band to at least partially help with the weird feeling of having something covering your face up. These are available online or from Mooch stores in Northampton, Towcester and Olney.


Silverstone Circuit have launched a range of branded face masks. Particularly cool for motorsports enthusiasts and grumpy teenage boys, they are washable and water repellent with an anti-microbial inner layer.

The Sourdough School

Sourdough School bakers' face masks

Designed for bakers but defo meeting our current need for stylish face coverings, these limited edition masks from baking guru Vanessa Kimbell’s Sourdough School in Pitsford are made from recycled (professionally laundered, obvs) denim so they are beautifully soft but mega hardwearing and are available in two sizes.

The Lion Sparkles

The Lion Sparkles face masks

Always our go-to local store for anything bright. colourful and a little bit kitsch, The Lion Sparkles is now stocking a funky range of face masks in fun fabrics with an adjustable nose band to help you fit the mask to your face shape. We love the vintage flowers and tiger print version. Grrr.

Paula and the pencils

Paula and the pencils face coverings

These handmade, 100% cotton face masks are perfect for quirky print lovers as well as the mini Muddies as the fabrics are fun and colourful and really make the whole idea of wearing mask a lot more bearable as, let’s face it, it can be a particularly strange experience for kids. They’re machine washable with a pocket for a disposable filter and stretchy elastic straps. Visit Paula and the Pencils to grab yours.

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