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Shop small businesses: Funky face masks for kids and adults

Updated: Oct 2, 2020

face masks for kids

We're not out of the coronavirus woods yet, and we're trying to do our bit by wearing a face mask in any and all shops. But if, like us, you just can't get on with the ill-fitting disposable numbers, and fancy adding some funk to your face, then why not treat the whole family to a dapper mask from one of these awesome small businesses? Stay safe but look snazzy with it, people.

Face Masks by Jo

Embrace your face with a cosy, colourful handmade mask by Face Masks by Jo (pictured top), but be prepared to be stopped numerous times to be asked where you got your super cool covering from! Each mask is machine washable and will cost you £10.

A Black Cat Bizniz

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Photography: @isaacbluwegotyou

Now here are some super, duper masks that not only look great, but when you buy one, all proceeds go towards proton therapy for a remarkable young man named Isaac. Four-year-old Isaac has been fighting Ependymoma, a rare kind of brain cancer, since he was just five-months-old, and this essential therapy will hopefully stop the cancer from returning. Supported by the Bradley Lowery Foundation, you can also follow Isaac's journey on Instagram @isaacbluwegotyou. Message @ablackcatbizniz for more deets on how to get your mask and what funky numbers they have in stock. We think their superhero ones are very apt given what a superhero, superstar Isaac is!

Sara's Bibs and Bobs

face masks for kids
Photography: Sara's Bibs and Bobs

If you get your mitts on a Sara's Bibs and Bobs face mask, you'll be getting a gorge 3ply surgical style face covering, also available with optional nose bar and latex-free elastic. Bonus points for each mask being created with EN71-3 certified fabrics, which have passed testing for heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Adult masks cost £7 each, kids are £5.50 and postage is free.

The London Masketeer

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Photography: The London Masketeer

With everything from flamingoes to Union Jacks, dragonflies to stars, there's a print that will tickle the fancy of even the fussiest family member at The London Masketeer. Check out the handy sizing guide before ordering your spiffy new, washable mask with fully adjustable straps. Each mask will cost you £10.50, but a discount is available to anyone in the local area paying by cash.

The Babyman Store

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Photography: The Babyman Store

Flock over to The Babyman Store and grab yourself one of these gorgeous organic Jersey cotton face coverings at just £5.50 a pop. They come in adult and child sizes, and as well as this cool gull number, you can choose from prints including armadillos, zebras and crocodiles.


face masks for kids
Photography: Sewma

How Bee-autiful is that hand sewn number by Sewma pictured above? Sew much so that we can't wait to have one winging its way to us for next week's new rules. All masks are made from cotton fabric, washable, come in a cool range of colours and prints, and also come with a handy little pouch to keep your mask in. Pick a plain number for £6.50, or an embroidered design for £12.

Cherrie n Willow Makes

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Photography: Cherrie n Willow Makes

With a dazzling array of prints including that gorgeous feather one above, and at just £3 for adults and £2 for kids plus postage per mask, you'll be the envy of the other supermarket shoppers in your colourful Cherrie n Willow handmade face covering for sure.

Emma's Memories - Embroidered Personalised Gifts

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Photography: Emma's Memories

There's a print for everyone in the family at Emma's Memories and with so many fabrics to choose from, everyone in the fam will find something they like. Each mask is made to order, so choose your design, send Emma a message along with the ages of your kids (the children's masks fit up to around 11 years of age), and then sit back and wait for your funky face covering to arrive. Adult masks are £7.50 each, and kids are £6.50 each.

The Party Girls Gifting

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Photography: London for Kidz

Superheroes, dinosaurs, polkadots, flowers and even Winnie the Poo, The Party Girls Gifting range of fabrics is huge! Made from 100% cotton, these girls will even whip up a matching hair bow to match if you fancy. Pop them an email with your choice of fabric and they'll help with size and price. Our own Mr 8 loves his superhero number, picture above!

Facemasks Handmade

face masks for kids
Photography: Facemasks Handmade

We're crushing on Facemasks Handmade's satin little numbers right now, and might have to treat ourselves to one for when we finally get out beyond our garden for a glass of vino with our girlfriends. But until then, we're also loving the huge array of prints that come in this handmade collection for kids and adults.

Brentwood Face Masks

face masks for kids
Photography: Brentwood Face Masks

You can expect not only a cool kinda print when it comes to Brentwood Face Masks, but each covering is lined with cotton and is machine washable. The man folk are definitely gonna love pretending to be a pirate in that skull fabric pictured above! We also love that there are mini masks available for teeny tiny people under three years. Adult masks are £7, kids are £5 and itsy bitsy ones are £3.50.

Don't forget to #londonforkidz on IG wearing your new purchase!

Top image: Face Masks by Jo

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