Six Premium Denim Brands Producing Face Masks

How is everyone doing out there? I know so many people focusing on creating face masks during these crazy times…never before have I ever seen so many come together with their own versions of the same project to help their communities. Even people who I didn’t know could sew are whipping out these things like crazy. I myself have started with a few prototypes and will be creating my own. Whether you are trying to stay financially afloat or are donating your own creations, it’s all great to see and shows how hard working we all can be to make it through the toughest times.

For my last post, I highlighted five independent apparel companies creating their own masks. I mentioned I would create another as more brands popped up, and I’m not surprised that they have! Several of my favorite premium denim brands are now shifting production to face masks, and boy are they selling out fast! So, I thought I would share six here for all of you. It’s crazy to me that even some of these larger companies are struggling to keep up with demand. A few have waiting lists, so if you are interested, you can sign up to be notified by email when they are back in stock. I’m really digging those masks from MOTHER Denim above!

The Don’t Spray It masks from MOTHER are one of these temporarily sold out selections with a wait list available. Made in Los Angeles, they are 100% cotton lined for comfort, are machine washable and sold in packs of two. In addition, every mask set sold from April 10th – April 30th $10 will be contributed to No Kid Hungry for those struggling from school closures. If you’re an essential worker, you can also purchase packs for your organization.

Here are five more premium denim brands creating face masks below (with MOTHER up top), from Hudson, Agave, PRPS, Lucky Brand and AG Jeans.

Hudson Jeans

How cute are these? They are also sold out with a wait list, surprise surprise. Coming in packs of three, these non-medical reusable masks are made from an assortment of fabric prints which are randomly selected for each order. Hudson states, “Our goal is to keep the lights on for our LA garment workers by helping the Hudson community everywhere protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Revenue will go first to supporting our craftspeople, while all remaining proceeds will be donated to PATH, a SoCal nonprofit providing lifesaving services to the homeless and others in need.” Order here.

PRPS

PRPS is known for their eccentric styles and fun prints, and these definitely don’t divert from their usual style. Made to CDC guidelines with anti-microbial micro-poly Fabric (88% poly / 12% spandex), 20% of all proceeds to Feeding America. They are also moisture-wicking and contoured for a comfortable fit. Made in the USA. These are definitely one of my favorites! Order here.

Agave

Agave is a fairly modest and quiet brand, creating some of the highest quality jeans I’ve ever tried. They aren’t producing masks here, but are rather taking donations. Agave states, “By purchasing this product you’re contributing to the production and distribution of medical grade surgical masks to medical professionals around the country on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic.” One dollar buys one mask, and you can choose to donate 25, 50, 100, 500 or 1,000 masks. Donate here.

Lucky Brand

These masks from Lucky Brand come in a pack of five, along the donation of five masks with every purchase. These are also proving to be popular so hop on that wait list if you’re savvy! These are non-medical and reusable, with a 100% cotton exterior and 100% polyester interior, and sold at cost. Made in Los Angeles. Order here.

AG Jeans

AG Jeans is doing much more than just making masks. They are donating $1 million to the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to support community clinics. These masks are non-medical, made from imported fabric, are pre-washed and washable, as well as fitted. For every order made with AG Jeans, a mask will be included. Made in the USA. Read more about their efforts here.

Edit: OK, lets make this SEVEN brands!

Citizens of Humanity

Another established veteran in the premium denim world, Citizens of Humanity began their mask making mission in March. They have shipped over 250,000 masks to hospitals, children’s advocacy groups, grocery stores, nursing homes and more. Packs of five masks are available through their website, as well as bulk orders of 500 for your organization. Made from 100% cotton denim or 98% Cotton, 2% Elastane blends.

I’m happy to see so many brands stepping up. Do you have some favorites that I haven’t highlighted?

Five Independent Apparel Brands Producing Face Masks

Independent Apparel Brands Producing Face Masks

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I’m sure many of us are seeing more and more ads everyday from brands dropping pricing to keep afloat during these trying times…even though most people are shifting their shopping habits from wants to needs. It’s truly a time to redefine what really matters, and for some, to reinvent ourselves. I’ve seen a lot of patterns floating around for those who can sew and create face masks, even though debate seems to be rolling on about their true effectiveness. Either way, what we do know is that they at least help slow the spread for those who may be carrying COVID-19 and not know it, or are showing some symptoms and need to leave the house for a good reason. Whatever you believe in, I feel it’s better than nothing, right? They are sold out just about everywhere, so like wartime, people all over are stepping up to the plate to do their part, including several independent brands who are most at risk of facing financial hardship and care about giving back.

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Comfortable and Stylish Joggers for Working at Home

Crazy times…right? I’m trying to see the silver lining while working at home due to this COVID-19 outbreak, even though I unfortunately have lost a lot of my work. I think we all did need a break and some downtime to re-evaluate our lives and get back in touch with ourselves, however. Many of us are lucky enough to have jobs that allow for working from home, but whether you are or not, I’m sure everyone is enjoying staying in their pajamas for most of the day! Although, I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed that staying in my comfiest of comfy clothes sort of makes it tougher to be productive. I’ve heard many say that even if you aren’t leaving the house, it helps to get dressed, put makeup on, and stick with the general routine you did before all of this went down. I definitely have not been doing that, but I have been seeking ways to get my head into a productive gear while staying comfortable. So, I thought I would do a little search for some comfy yet super stylish sweatpants and joggers that might help all of you stay cozy yet productive while working at home!

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The New earthwise™ Eco Friendly Footwear from TOMS

The New earthwise™ Eco Friendly Footwear Collection from TOMS

Image: TOMS.

There definitely has been a huge surge in brands taking the sustainable route, and I’m obviously happy to see it. I realized I hadn’t written much about charitable brands lately, as it seems the eco-friendly train is the one to hop on these days. Because of that, I realize and worry that maybe the term “sustainable” has become a bit much of a marketing buzzword, but at least I can trust some brands who take on both avenues out of the goodness of their hearts rather than simply hopping on the latest trends to stay afloat. I’m sure most of you have heard of TOMS, the footwear company known mostly by their humanitarian efforts, whether it be donating a pair for each purchased, supporting artists in Haiti, supporting Nepal, helping shelter animals find homes, giving the gift of sight or contributing to the cause of clean water for everyone around the world. TOMS has just taken another step forward with a new eco friendly footwear collection, called earthwise™.

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Vegan Footwear from Matt & Nat

Vegan Footwear from Matt & Nat

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When I shop for footwear I’m usually hunting for leather styles due to durability and luxurious way it softens and breaks in. I’m definitely a second-hand shopper these days to keep things even more sustainable (both for the planet and my wallet), and it’s not too difficult to find the things I need with a little hunting. However, I understand the needs and different lifestyles of others, and I am always interested in finding stylish and durable alternatives to anything that involve animal products. It can be tough with vegan leather since there is so much out there that falls apart easily and also ventures into the not-so-sustainable route with the use of plastics. Two of the vegan leather brands that I always trust are BLANKNYC and Matt & Nat. I have several pieces from both, but for this post I’m focusing on the latter, from which I own a wallet as well as a clutch which I use all the time and it’s held up for many many years. I believe this brand is best known by their eco-friendly vegan handbags, but I wanted to share some of their vegan footwear with my readers as well!

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Timeless Leather Bags from the Madewell Abroad Collection

Timeless Leather Bags from the Madewell Abroad Collection

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I think it goes without saying that you can’t have one bag. At least, that holds true for most of us that enjoy employing our creative sense of style in our everyday getups for every occasion and need. Every time I think I finally have enough, I have another that somehow fills a niche in my wardrobe that I just must have. However, as much fun as I like to have with finding the most unique, eye-catching statement bags, I really always find myself gravitating back to the basic (but not so basic) bags that go with everything, keep everything secure, hold up well, and seem to fit whatever destination I’m heading to. I usually like going with leather bags for durability, smell (yes, smell), and the fact that it just gets better with age. I’ve been eyeing Madewell’s bags for awhile now, which is no surprise. This brand is best known for quality and timeless goods, and I have written about their eco friendly swimwear, jeans that fit nearly all bodies, and bags several times. Now, the carrot is being dangled in front of my nose once again with new leather bags from their Abroad collection.

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Real Good™ Sustainable Swimwear from Aerie

It’s that time again…to stock up on swimwear for Summer! It will be here quick…don’t we all know it? Or maybe it’s that time to embark on a warm vacation somewhere to escape this winter cold. Either way, shopping for the perfect swimsuit can sometimes be like shopping for your new favorite pair of jeans. There are so many fits, colors and styles that flatter different body types, or maybe you just aren’t sure what kind of look you’re going for. If I could help direct you to quality swimwear that won’t break the bank and is also friendly towards the environment, read on! I’m excited to see one of my favorite brands, American Eagle Outfitters and their sister brand Aerie, have got you covered with new sustainable swimwear.

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New Sustainable Jeans for Spring from J Brand

New Sustainable Jeans for Spring from J Brand

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The fashion world is becoming more and more conscious of the importance of shopping sustainably, even though fast fashion still seems to be going strong. It’s an interesting paradox, but I’m glad to know more and more brands are realizing the need to be better. Denim is a dirty industry, considering the immense water usage and toxic chemicals needed to create those beautiful lived-in fades and feel that we are always looking for in the perfect pair of jeans. However, the tide is changing. I’ve written about many of these companies, but J Brand is one that has made some pretty impressive strides over most of them. This awesome brand has just taken a huge step further with their Spring 2020 sustainable jeans collection!

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Sustainable Wedding and Party Dresses from Reformation

Is anyone else sick of the winter yet? I mean, I’m happy for the rain, those cuddly rainy days in and the holiday season which once again zipped right past us as if it was only a dream. However, it’s a new year and I’m ready for the next round of warm weather! With the party and wedding season coming up, I’m sure many of us are taking time out of our “beach body” ambitions and planning for that new favorite dress to wear to whatever springtime soirees might be in our near futures (and it’s just fun to freshen up that formal wardrobe). I’m not exactly a fancy person but it is fun to dress up from time to time. I like to opt for the semi-formal getup when it’s time for a celebration, and of course it my new look is sustainable, I’m even more happy. So, as we all yearn for warmer days ahead, I wanted to share some new sustainable wedding and party dresses from Reformation.

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Rock Your Shape Into the New Year with Lucky Brand Sculpt-Ed Jeans

Happy New Year everyone! I’m back from my holiday hiatus, and I hope everyone had a great one. I haven’t written much about denim in awhile, so lets get back to it. Just like I’m sure everyone’s 2019 was, the denim industry is constantly going through highs, lows and periods of “meh.” When it exploded in the early 2000s, it was all the rage, and since it was a fairly new thing, it was easy to come up with new trends and wild new styles. These last few years we saw so many rather interesting “trends” pop up on the market (see some from 2017, 2018, and 2019), that perplexed our style senses as brands tried their hardest to come up with something more unique than anyone else. However, trends come and go, and when it really comes down to it, all we ever want are jeans that fit well! Our bodies are all different, so shopping for the most flattering and comfortable pair is difficult, even for us fitness heads. It’s always awesome to see a well known brand go back to basics from time to time, so for this post I’m going to introduce the new Lucky Brand Sculpt-Ed Jeans.

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