Where To Buy Face Masks In NZ

With a resurgence of COVID-19 in the community and a real possibility that this virus is going to be around for the foreseeable future, there is a chance that using face masks is going to become part of our norm.

To help you support local, we’ve put together a list of businesses and crafty Kiwis who are working hard to create masks that are stylish and functional.

What are the face mask options?

Disposable face masks are available in packs of 10, 30, 50 or 100 from select pharmacies and supermarkets. The benefits of buying disposable masks are that you can in theory, get more for your money. While they’re not the most environmentally friendly option, disposable masks are lighter and in most cases, very breathable.

On the other side, there are reusable masks. Take it from me, its important to get the right style for your face. The first set I bought were rectangular in style and sat flush across your nose – this style takes a while to get used to and depending on your face shape, can be a little hard to breath in. The examples below are my preferred style and offer a small gap to help you breath more easily. With a pocket for a filter and adjustable straps, these can be adjusted to suit almost any face shape.

Note: For reusable masks, health experts are recommending everyone has 2-3 masks per person in their home so you always have a spare on hand while one is being washed.

Support local 

Check out some of our favourite businesses and Kiwis who are creating face masks to help keep us safe ⬇️

Note: most of these businesses are experiencing minor delays while they catch up on orders. Check their websites and follow them on social media for updates.


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Makyla Creates

Available in a range of patterns with ties to fit the masks to your face, I personally own two of these and can vouch for how comfortable they are.

From their website

Face Mask with two layers of cotton. The inside allows you to put in a filter or extra layer if you need to or would like to. They have elastic which is knot tied on each size so the wearer is able to adjust to a comfortable size.

100% Cotton – Handmade in New Zealand by Makyla.

These masks are machine washable making them much better for the environment than single use masks.

Adult – Medium size mask with elastic which is tied on each size so the wearer is able to adjust to a comfortable size.

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Meo Air

Another set I own, the MEO™ Lite Face Masks are lightweight, comfortable and have a wire in the nose for the perfect fit. These also dry extremely fast and come with a two-pack of filters.

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Masks by Kenzy

100% cotton, washable and reusable face masks. They have a pocket to insert a filter, adjustable elasticated ear straps, a nose wire and a dart under the chin, so no big gaps and a snug comfortable seal – plus they look super stylish too!
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Annah Stretton

The famed fashion brand is helping you take cover with their range of face masks available in two styles. Find plain black options and a few florals to bring a little style to your protection.

From their website

We provide a sustainable washable fabric fabric mask, that will enable you to wear a mask in public should the ongoing need arise.

By shopping with us, you have made a sustainable choice that protects the environment and enables us to support vulnerable communities.

Masks are made to a standard head size, if yours is a little big they can be adjusted by simply tying the elastic off with an adjustable knot.

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Munch Cupboard


One of our favourite eco-stores is now creating masks to help keep you safe during the pandemic. Available in a range of styles and a 3 layer filter system.
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Stay protected with their New Zealand made 100% cotton washable masks, complete with HelixTM Filter. When you buy an Aotearoad face-mask a percentage of profits will be used to get masks out to those in need.

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If you know any other local businesses/Kiwis who are making face masks, let us know in the comments!

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Written by Monique Renee

Usually barefoot and deep in wanderlust mode, Mon loves binging Netflix, cuddling babies and stalking through Instagram looking for boho decor inspo and hotties with man buns. You’ll usually find her on holiday, planning a holiday or thinking about holidays.

Favourite Instagram to follow: @hotdudesreading


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