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Where to buy cloth masks online in New Zealand

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Retailers are offering delivery and click and collect services but some orders are taking longer than usual with the increased demand for online shopping. You may experience delays with orders coming from overseas retailers as there are limited flights coming into New Zealand.

Anyone living in the Auckland region is strongly encouraged to cover their face when leaving home. Kiwis in other parts of New Zealand are advised to use a face covering when social distancing is not possible. Masks are now mandatory when using public transport, taxis and Uber.

Face coverings can include P2, N95, KN95, cloth or surgical masks. Scarves, bandanas and homemade masks are also acceptable.

Cloth masks are one option to consider if you’re looking for a mask to wear out in public. However, do keep in mind that they are not as effective as an N95 or KN95 mask, and their protection varies with the size of the cloth mesh and quality of the mask.


Munch face mask

Munch Cupboard (In Stock)

Munch Cupboard offers “The Good Facemask” to protect and keep the vulnerable in work. Sewn by their award-winning Homework force using beautiful New Zealand designed fabrics, printed on GOTS certified organic cotton and comes with an elastic nose pieces and webbing tape.

  • 100% reusable and washable
  • Organic patterned fabric 100% made in NZ
  • Adjustable ties to fit the face and molding around the nose
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Cloth Face Mask

THE ICONIC

THE ICONIC stocks an assorted range of face masks, including washable, cloth options. You can opt for a cloth mask with a filter and personal hygiene pack for additional protection.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Free delivery to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch for orders over $50
  • Helpful customer service available via live chat
  • 15% student discount on full-priced items
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boohoo

Looking for face masks that are as affordable as they are stylish? This budget fashion site has heaps of options so you can match your mask to your outfit without hurting your wallet.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Standard shipping $14.99
  • 28-day return policy
  • Afterpay and Laybuy available
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Cloth Face Mask

ASOS

Fashion retailer ASOS stocks a range of cloth masks in stylish designs for men and women. With the purchase of certain masks, the retailer will also donate $2 to Oxfam’s Coronavirus Emergency Response Appeal.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • 10% discount for students
  • Free standard delivery within 7 working days for orders over $63
  • Buy now, pay later with Afterpay
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TheMarket cloth face mask

The Market

This New Zealand-based online marketplace for household and personal goods stocks cloth face masks from brands like Lovisa and Eyes on Floyd.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Own it now, pay later with Zip
  • Range of colours
  • Masks are washable
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Cloth Face Mask

Missguided

Missguided is known for stocking the hottest fashion trends at affordable prices, meaning that you’ll find a great range of stylish face masks here.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • 10% student discount
  • Standard delivery $14.99
  • Express delivery available
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AliExpress

AliExpress is a global marketplace with a wide variety of items available from third-party sellers. Note that some buying options may take several weeks to arrive, depending on the country of origin.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Free shipping
  • Flash sales
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Zaful face mask

Zaful

Thinking ahead to whether you’ve got suitable swimwear for summer? Kill two birds with one stone by shopping for a bikini and face mask set at Zaful.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Express shipping available
  • Discounts for students
  • 60-day return policy
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Pink cloth masks

PatPat

PatPat has a great range of cloth masks for men, women and children available, making it a great place to stock up on protective gear for the whole family.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • 10% off your first order with email signup
  • Kids sizes available
  • Free shipping on eligible items
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Jack London face masks

Jack London

Jack London has 100% cotton face masks available. Purchase an individual mask or pack of 3 with 8 single-use filters included.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • $15 flat rate shipping
  • Adjustable ear straps
  • Replacement filters available
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Wiggle reusable mask

Wiggle

Wiggle’s BUFF Filter Masks are lightweight and breathable, and come with adjustable head and neck straps. You’ll also get five replacement filters.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Priority delivery within 5 days
  • 365-day return policy
  • Other mask types available
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Coltorti face mask

Coltorti

At Coltorti Boutique you’ll find 3-layer cotton face masks in either an all-over bandana or animal print. Masks are washable with a moldable nose bridge.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Delivery in 2-4 working days
  • 14-day return policy
  • Shipping costs calculated at checkout
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Dangerfield face mask

Dangerfield

Pick up a multi-pack of 100% cotton reusable face masks at Dangerfield. Each mask comes with 8 single-use nanoblown filters.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Purchase additional filters separately
  • $15 flat rate shipping to NZ
  • Adjustable ear straps
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Gorman face mask

Gorman

If you’re looking for a reusable face mask that comes with single-use filters, check out the multi-packs of check-designed masks at gorm.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Packs of 3 masks
  • 8 filters included for each mask
  • Adjustable ear straps
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Plain white face mask

L'urv

In addition to stocking a great range of activewear and swimwear, L’urv also now sells protective face masks and filters too.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Afterpay is available
  • Free delivery on orders over $150
  • 14-day returns policy
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Newchic face mask

Newchic

At Newchic you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a mask or face covering. There are options for both men and women that won’t break the bank.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Buy 1 get 1 free on some products
  • Expedited shipping service
  • Flash deals
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Society6 face mask

Society6

If you’re looking for a mask with a unique pattern or design, check out the large range of options at Society6.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Machine washable
  • Dual layer construction
  • Proceeds go to COVID-19 recovery effort
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Quay Australia face mask

Quay Australia

Quay Australia is stocking reusable double-layered face masks in packs of three. Each mask is a different colour so you can alternate each day.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Machine washable
  • Adjustable straps
  • Read reviews from other customers
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eBay

There’s a wide selection to choose from on eBay, with a lower chance of selling out of stock than other retailers. Plus, you can even filter your search by guaranteed delivery date if you’re in a hurry to receive your order.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Good option for buying in bulk
  • Some sellers deliver to New Zealand
  • Free international shipping on some products

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Etsy

Etsy is a large seller-driven marketplace focusing on handcrafted unique goods. Find a large range of cloth masks in different designs and colours.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Shipping and delivery times advised at checkout
  • Creative, unique pieces that you won’t find anywhere else
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Woman wearing face mask

Beginning Boutique

This online fashion store is stocking a range of cloth face masks to suit any outfit.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • DHL shipping available
  • Free shipping on orders over $75
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black face mask

Peppermayo

If you’re in the market for a reusable but trendy face mask, then Peppermayo is the store for you. Offering a range face masks in different colours to suit your style.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Get express DHL shipping, delivered in 1-3 days
  • Breathe easy lining with pocket for a filter
  • Soft touch straps for long lasting comfort
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Cotton On face mask

Cotton On

Cotton On’s face masks are made from cotton and have adjustable elastic straps. Proceeds of mask sales go towards providing access to healthcare and education for youth.

(temporarily out of stock – check back soon)

  • Free delivery on orders over $60
  • Read reviews from other customers
  • Afterpay, Zip, Laybuy and Genoapay available
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The Well Store face mask

The Well Store

At The Well Store you’ll find soft and stretchy reusable 2-layer face masks, plus 3-layer masks with filter slots.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • $10 flat rate shipping
  • Express shipping available
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Fishpond

This 100% New Zealand owned and operated online retailer brings you goods that you won’t find in local stores and offers a great shopping experience.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Free and fast shipping
  • 30-day returns policy
  • Products sourced from around the globe
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Surfstitch face mask

Surfstitch

Surf and streetwear retailer Surfstitch are stocking antimicrobial and linen fashion face masks in a selection of colours.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Laybuy available
  • Student discount
  • Free shipping on orders over $100
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Dorothy perkins face mask

Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins has face coverings for both men and women. The handy packs of two, three or five mean you can wash and wear at the same time.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Sign up to get 10% off
  • Machine washable
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Dick Smith cloth mask

Dick Smith (In stock)

Online electronics retailer Dick Smith stocks a huge selection of face masks in a variety of plain colours and fun patterns.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Fast dispatch
  • Some items have free shipping
  • Other mask types available
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DHgate

With hundreds of cloth masks to choose from, you’ll be sure to find just what you need when shopping at DHgate.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Free shipping
  • 7-day returns policy
  • Huge selection
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Reusable Face Mask

Marks & Spencer

Shop for reusable face masks at your favourite British department store, Marks and Spencer (M&S). Renowned for offering high-quality products across virtually all departments and get free shipping to New Zealand.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Free express shipping to New Zealand on orders over $200.
  • High-quality products across virtually all departments.
  • Excellent delivery tracking system
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ClearCollectiveNZmask

Clear Collective

Stocking reusable masks for both kids and adults in a variety of fun patterns, Clear Collective makes it easy to stock up on masks for the whole family.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • Washable and reusable.
  • Breathable, comfortable and skin-friendly
  • Available in both adults and kids sizes

AhChooNZmask

Ah-Choo

Ah-Choo was founded and launched in 2019 to provide funky, quirky, interesting and all-around fun fashionable face masks, which tells more than just a face with over 20 cool designs.

(In stock – last checked 16/09/2020 @ 2pm)

  • 100% premium cotton (3 layers) fashionable unisex accessory
  • One size fits all including children ages 5+
  • High quality, washable and eco-friendly
  • Fast and free postage from Auckland via NZ Post within 1-2 business days


Will a cloth mask protect me?

While a cloth mask won’t guarantee the same level of effectiveness as an N95 or KN95 mask with a valve, the cloth is there to prevent moisture from breathing and coughing from travelling too far in the air. According to KK Cheng, a public health expert at the University of Birmingham, “It’s not to protect yourself. It’s to protect people against the droplets coming out of your respiratory tract.”

Wearing a cloth mask can at least help you from spreading the virus to others. As you look for masks online, be wary of scams. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to equipment shortages, especially N95 masks. Some unscrupulous sellers are selling fakes to try to profit from the situation. 3M, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of masks, offers a tool to check if a product is genuine.

You can find cloth masks at several retailers listed above.


How to make your own cloth mask

If cloth or N95 masks are hard to find or out of stock online, consider sewing your own. Guides like this one from the New York Times outline the steps that can have you wearing a cloth mask in an hour or two. If you have a small swatch of fabric about the size of a napkin, shoelaces, scissors, and a needle and thread, you can make a mask without additional supplies.


How to remove your mask properly

First, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before putting on your mask. When you’re ready to take it off, do not touch the front of the mask – it could be contaminated. Instead, remove it by pulling the bottom strap over the back of your head, followed by the top strap. Discard the mask, and then wash your hands.


What’s the difference between P2, N95 and KN95 face masks?

The difference lies in the testing requirements for each country of origin. P2 masks adhere to European testing requirements, KN95 to Chinese requirements and N95 masks follow US guidelines. All offer nearly the same level of protection, according to a study by respirator company 3M.


When should I replace my cloth mask?

Disposable masks should be discarded at the end of the day. Cloth masks can be washed and dried for repeated use.

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