Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks had to be draped over our faces. And with COVID-19 likely to be around for a long time, that means the masks will be over our faces for a long time as well.
If you are in outdoor and/or public spaces, it is required to wear a face mask, even if you are fully vaccinated. COVID-19 cases, particularly the Delta variant, have dropped dramatically here in the Philippines. Inversely, vaccination rates (and booster shot rates) have exponentially increased as well. While this has led to less stringent mobility and activity restrictions, everyone must remain prudent and keep a mask on to have that extra layer of protection against the virus. After all, Omicron has been globally making its waves, and authorities have yet to determine the extent of its potency. So it absolutely is the smart and courteous decision to wear a mask.
When it comes to face masks, you have many options. Some wear cloth or disposable masks. Some wear both on top of each other for extra protection. Healthcare experts favor the N-95 mask because they claim that it offers the best protection against COVID-19.
If you are safe outdoors, it makes coming back home safe as well as your protection from COVID-19 means that you do not bring the virus home with you. Additionally, if you live in a condo where you are more likely to be in close contact with other people there, staying protected with a face mask makes condo living easier and safer.
But going back to the cloth mask, a fabric-made face mask allows one to add flair and flavor to one’s mask. You may be wondering what the importance of the design to a face mask is when what is important is the protection it provides against infectious diseases. A face mask is a healthcare accessory, not a fashion one.
Unfortunately, for those going outdoors and are particular about their outfit, a face mask covers more than half of their face. Therefore, it is no surprise that these particular people are looking for aesthetically-pleasing face masks that match their outfits.
Regatta offers reusable face masks that come in plain or minimalistic designs, suitable for absolutely everyone. The clothing apparel offers black, dark blue, and newly-released maroon for plain designs of their face masks. For even a bit of design, they also offer their signature white with blue stripes design on their face mask.
Masks start at Php 95 only.
To order, proceed to regattalifestyle.com or go to their official Shopee flagship store. For more details and inquiries, visit Regatta’s Facebook page.
Blackbird Printing and Corporate Giveaways are known for selling customized shirts, bags, umbrellas, notebooks, pens and now, face masks.
They sell face masks that are reusable and washable, come with 2 layers of neoprene cloth, with a plethora of different designs at your disposal. Designs vary from K-Pop themes, abstract art, personalized designs—practically anything up to you.
For more details and inquiries, visit Blackbird Printing & Corporate Giveaways’ Facebook page.
Plains and Prints
Plains and Prints pride their face masks in being a necessity and accessory at the same time. Aside from the sleek design, Plains and Prints’ face masks are 3-ply, reusable, adjustable, and efficient—it comes with a pocket meant to serve as a filter for extra protection and maximized breathability. It is not recommended for medical use but it will provide you with the protection and style you need.
On top of all this, 20% of all face mask proceeds will go to a donation drive to provide medical-grade PPE for our healthcare workers.
To order, proceed to their official website.
For more details and inquiries, visit Plains and Prints’ Facebook page.
For Me is a ladies’ clothing brand that has recently shifted joined the bandwagon of making a face mask a fashion accessory meant for self-expression and as a clothing complement. The face masks come in pastel and floral designs perfect for any woman and her personality.
For Me’s face masks are priced at PHP128 and PHP148 depending on the design.
To order, proceed to their official website. For more details and inquiries, visit For Me’s Facebook page.
For Me is also available on Zalora, Shopee, and Lazada.
What sets Style Ana apart from other face mask manufacturers is their unique hand-woven design made from weave scraps. These 3-ply face masks are reusable, washable, and have a compartment where you can insert a filter or tissue paper.
For orders and inquiries, visit Style Ana’s Facebook page.
The social enterprise that aims to alleviate poverty has begun a new endeavor, combatting COVID-19.
As part of their Earth Too initiative, Rags2Riches has partnered with Neon Island and Wanderskye, the latter two providing them with locally-produced fabric, selling a set of five face masks that give off an island vibe.
In an effort to leave no one behind, Rags2Riches artisans make these face masks to provide themselves with a livelihood to navigate through such trying times.
For orders and inquiries, visit Rags2Riches’ Facebook page.
WearPeach has a wide selection of visuall-appealing intricate designs. WearPeach’s face masks are made hand-woven with unique tribal prints.
For orders and inquiries, visit WearPeach’s Facebook page.
Fashion and Courtesy
At its core, wearing a face mask is a shared and collective responsibility. Everyone must do their part in slowing down the spread of this virus. And wearing a face mask is one of many ways to contribute.
But it is not mutually exclusive to be fashionable and responsible. As seen by the face masks offered above, it is possible to not only keep yourself and others safe but to look good while doing it.
For example, if you are staying at Vista Residences, a condo in the Philippines, the scenery around the condominium allows for the perfect Instagram picture with less anxiety due to the safety guaranteed by Vista Residences.
May this be another constant reminder to wear a mask and end COVID-19.
Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. that offers ready for occupancy and pre-selling condominium projects in Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Quezon City, Ortigas, Baguio, Cebu, and CDO that are strategically located within major cities, in close proximity to premium universities, transit oriented locations and developed business districts.
For more information on Vista Residences, email [email protected], follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, or call the Marketing Office at 0999 886 4262 / 0917 582 5167.