Wearing a face mask to protect yourself from the coronavirus (COVID-19) has become the new way of life. Most places, especially supermarkets and clothing stores do not allow people to enter if they are not wearing their face masks. 

Some people opt for keeping it simple by just buying medical masks but due to the fact that not everyone has access to those people have had to buy handmade face masks. 
These come in a variety of colours with local designers now adding sequins or using different prints to make the masks unique. 
Bianca Warren face masks. Picture sourced from Instagram.
Big fashion houses like Cotton On and the MRP Group have also joined in and started making their own masks. 
See 7 places you can buy fashionable face masks (all masks can be purchased online).  
1. Khosi Nkosi 
For a proudly South African type look Khosi Nkosi offers a variety of South African inspired face masks. 
2. Bianca Warren
Durban based designer Bianca Warren offers a variety of fashionable face masks including a lot of sequins. 
3. Kathrin Kidger 

For some snake skin inspired designs, designer Kathrin Kidger has you sorted with her wide range of face masks. 
4. Rich Mnisi 
The luxury brand Rich Mnisi offers face masks that are a fave for some of South Africa’s biggest Influencers like Sarah Langa, and creative Karabo Poppy Moletsane. 

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The Azania Face Masks are available to shop now on shop.richmnisi.com South Africa has been battling the COVID-19 pandemic since the beginning of March when the first infection was identified. The President announced a state of emergency and the country has been in lockdown since the 27th of March 2020. As the fight against the pandemic continues and we learn more about the virus – it is clear that the prevention measures that have been put in place must be accepted as a standard in our daily lives. This is even more imperative as we are preparing for phase 3 of lockdown with eased restrictions and increasing movement. The masks have been produced by a group of local women who imparted their knowledge throughout the production line. This is true to our firm belief in family and indigenous knowledge throughout the production process. In the true spirit of Ubuntu, a portion of the proceeds from our masks will go towards supporting local charities affected by COVID-19. This will be done under @thoughtsofficial_rm, an initiative we launched under our umbrella in 2019 to carry our philanthropic projects. To kick this process off we will be donating 100 masks from the Azania range to a residential facility, located In Bronkhorstspruit within Sizanani village, for children and young adults with moderate to profound intellectual and physical disabilities. Shot by @aartverrips_official Model: @jenyojohnson #richmnisi #staysafe

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5. Tsotetsi KL

Fashion brand Tsotetsi KL offers what they describe a new approach to the 3 ply face mask. 
6. MRP 

Mr Price fashion is offering a variety of printed face masks with reusable filters.
7. Cotton On

Cotton On is offering a variety of face masks that will also give back to vulnerable communities. 

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These @cottononfoundation masks are so good. They’re life-changing. 💛 #TapBioLinkToShop As well as protecting you, your purchase helps vulnerable communities through the Cotton On Foundation’s global education and healthcare initiatives. You’re doing so good! 🙏 Thanks to you, we’re currently supporting over 2,000 local children with access to a quality education. 🙏 Thanks to you, we’re training and mentoring teachers to inspire a love of learning in the next generation. 🙏 Thanks to you, we’re educating communities to create healthy habits through the Nutrition Mission movement. 🙏 Thanks to you, we’re distributing reusable sanitary pads to girls so they don’t miss school because of their periods. Online exclusive. Coming soon to stores.

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