One minute we were shopping for summer clothes, the next we're looking at personal protective equipment (PPE) suits, face masks, and face shields to add to our closets. With the "new normal" state we are at, many of us want to stay protected from the coronavirus at all times before even stepping out of our homes.
Of course, there are the medical gear available at drugstores, but if there are stylish items available providing the same amount of protection, then why not? Below is a list of brands selling fashionable PPEs, face masks, face shields, and other protective gear!
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Local fashion brand Kamiseta is now selling a collection of fashionable protective clothes—available as jacket, pants, overalls, and dresses in different colors, and range from PHP 545 to PHP 995.
Plains & Prints
The #PlainsandPrintsEssentialsCollection features sustainably-made and highly versatile pieces such as this coat dress. Wear it as is, over pants or skirt, or add a face mask!
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Bayo's WEARe collection pieces are made out of water repellent fabric that lets you move with ease. The collection includes a jacket, pants, and two kinds of dress coats. Plus, all orders come with two face masks.
Vania Romoff just launched her non-medical grade protective outerwear sets that you can wear over your clothes!
The sets are made with synthetic tafetta/microfiber and features a hood, zipped closure, and pockets. They sell for PHP 4,250 a set. They are super lightweight, and come in nude, black, and blush.
Oh, have you seen Vania's masks, too? The young designer also made silk and jacquard polka dot masks to go with her new protective creations!
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Looking for an affordable but chic overall PPE set? This one from Newniform might just be for you! Made of water repellent and breathable ripstop material, one set is only PHP 650. It's available in stylish colors like lilac, pink, gray, red, and army green.
Designer Jo Robio just revealed his first PPE Chic prototype, and everything is just classy—from the big lapel collar to the waist ribbon, and fab jade color!
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The celebrity designer has launched his washable sustainable face masks as part of The Armor Project initiative. The stuff are made from repurposed fabric way back from his previous collections. The masks include a pocket for tissue which you can replace as needed. Each set of masks comes in three different designs.
Not only are you helping the local industry when you purchase here, you're also supporting the livelihood of R2R's team and artisans. The masks made from high-grade upcycled fabric are at PHP 245 with five pieces, while the masks made with indigenous fabrics are at PHP 90 each. Face mask filters are also available for PHP 75 per set of 5.
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Another brand that uses upcycled fabric is Anthill Fabric. Its Zero Waste Full Weave Reusable Masks come in adult and kids sizes and have three designs—full weave, pleats, and colour block. The brand's masks follow the standard face mask safety requirements: Full coverage that seals around the nose and mouth, and pocket lining for bacterial filtration. They sell for PHP 999 for a set of three.
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WEAVE GOT YOU COVERED! Inspired by your feedback, requests, craft projects and ideas, we bring your our ZERO WASTE FULL WEAVE REUSABLE MASKS made of scrap handwoven fabrics from our production waste. . . Our full weave masks come in adult and kids sizes with 3 designs- full weave, pleats and colour block in an assortment of colours and weaves from our all our direct partners and textile partners from Abra, Benguet, Basilan, Argao, Isabela and many more. Following your advise, we stuck to stretchable fabric for ear loops so it’s softer on the ear. It has a linen like feel with full coverage from nose to mouth, a pocket lining for filters and 2 non woven washable filters for your use. You can buy them per set in a mix of designs. Check link on bio for more details. . . We’re all giddy to have more Proud Weave Wearers in you. Each mask made and sold continues to support the livelihood of our production team and partners who work from home while we are on contingency mode. We value people over profit. You help us fulfill our commitment to providing sustainable livelihood- especially during this quarantine period. Thank you for your support! . . #anthillfabricgallery #wearyourtribewithpride #ProudWeaveWearer #masks #reusablemask #handloomed #handwoven #circularity #zerowaste #ethicaltextiles #slowfashion #sustainablefashion #circularfashion #socialenterprise #madeinthePhilippines #Philippines
Seek The Uniq
Fancy these embroidered face masks? Seek The Uniq is selling these Intricado Embroidered Face Masks for PHP 950, as well as Reversible Face Masks for PHP 350, both of which have filter pockets.
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Yup, these hand-beaded T'Boli masks from Kaayo are for sale! For every purchase, you donate three cloth masks to frontliners.
ZOO Label's Silk Must Masks are non-medical grade linen face masks with pocket to insert filter. Sold in a pack of five for just PHP 499, these are available in dove grey, nude, rust, sage. Polypropylene Water Repellent Filters are also for sale at PHP 199 per set of 25.
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ForMe's washable printed face masks are too cute to handle, aren't they? They're made of 100% polyester, with sand crepe neoprene for the outer layer and cotton for inner layer. They come in three designs and sells for PHP 128 each.
Local online store Lolos.ph sells the cutest reusable face masks—from animal print to vintage florals, to preppy gingham and pastels, name it!
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A sunvisor and face shield-in-one? Sold! Island Girl's new hand-woven pandan sunvisor has been upgraded to include a removable shield!
Look extra cool wearing these rainbow-colored shields that can double as UV protection sunglasses. They're sold at USD 69 and are shipped worldwide.
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