At the beginning of the year, wearing a face mask every day seemed strange—with many of us making our own face coverings or purchasing a box of disposable masks to wear. But now that we’ve been living during the age of COVID-19 for the better part of six months, wearing a mask has just become a part of our daily routine.
Luckily, over the past several months, many local businesses and handy Omahans have been crafting functional and trendy face masks that you’ll actually like wearing! So if you’re tired of the mask you’ve been wearing since March or are finally ready to give up the disposable masks in exchange for a high-quality, washable one, look no further. These local businesses and Etsy makers have you covered — quite literally.
Photos courtesy of Four Sisters Boutique
Four Sisters brings a touch of Southern charm to the Midwest, inspired by the owner’s grandmothers. As an homage to the original sisters, the boutique sells contemporary clothing alongside confidence and style. Recently, they’ve added face masks to their selection of trendy clothing! For $12, you can get a soft, stretchy mask in a small or medium size in a variety of colors.
Be Yourself was established in 2005 by two sisters, Jennie O’Dell and Kim Vasey, with the mission to make every woman feel beautiful in her own skin. In addition to a wide range of women’s clothing and accessories, they’ve started selling face masks! Currently, they have several different styles and colors for you to choose from. Click here to start shopping their extensive stock.
It’s All About Bees has a rich history dating back to the 1930s when co-owner Margi Fletcher’s grandfather started keeping bees in Homer, Nebraska. In 2000, the Fletcher family started to make and sell products made from honey and beeswax, developing their own recipes using all-natural ingredients. Today, you can find them at their shop in Ralston, still making their food and body care products by hand, along with a wide variety of bee-themed merchandise—including brand new comfortable, hand-made face masks!
Mesh has two Omaha locations offering chic clothing choices for men and women. Owners Courtney Smith and Lauren Makovicka have over 29 years of combined experience in the fashion industry and pass that onto you in style and confidence! Right now they are doing a final push of their fashion face masks that come in black, red, and plaid patterns. Click here to add these stylish masks to your cart along with some of Mesh’s other trendy clothing and accessories!
Photo courtesy of City Limits
City Limits is known for having “everything you never knew you wanted,” from hilarious greeting cards and quirky socks to coloring books and squirrel feeders! If you’re on the hunt for unique and funny face masks—City Limits has your back. Visit them at their shop on Howard Street and peruse their selection of masks featuring laugh-out-loud worthy sayings, pictures and faces.
Katina’s, an Omaha favorite located in Wright Plaza, is the perfect boutique for any age, size or style. Stop by to update your wardrobe and to buy one of their comfortable, washable face masks! These $7.50 masks are so popular, they tend to sell out quickly. Check back often and take advantage of the great deal whenever they are in stock!
Photos courtesy of Chris Hughes via Artifact
Artifact has been crafting briefcases, bags, totes, backpacks and aprons since 2010 right here in Omaha. In 2018, Artifact found a physical home in an old stove retail shop built in 1887 and continues to make each product using domestically sourced materials whenever possible. They’ve recently added face masks to their list of offerings! These high-quality masks offer three layers of protection and all-day comfort. Plus, they’re customizable, giving you the chance to make your own ear loops or tie it completely around your head. Click here to start shopping!
Chloe Custom Design is a local personalized Etsy shop that handmakes custom pieces for customers all over the world! Her entire shop is dedicated to face masks, which you can get customized with your name, funny sayings and anything else you would ever want to say on your mask. Their custom masks cost $7-10 and are ready to ship in one business day.
Photo courtesy of Cottoneye Kayla
Opened in 2020, Cottoneye Kayla is a local Etsy shop selling hundreds of masks in a variety of different colors, patterns and styles! Choose between regular masks or ones with filters, plus one-size-fits-all versions or others that can be customized based on your face size. No matter what you’re looking for, we guarantee this highly-rated shop has it.
Sewing is an art and Sewn Poetry takes that to another level by providing high-quality face masks that are as beautiful as they are functional! Choose from more than 70 different colors and patterns all for the low price of $10.49. If you need more persuading, check out the hundreds of rave reviews this shop has gotten in just the past six months!
Photo courtesy Ann Marie Johnson of Organic Baby Goods
Ann Marie Johnson and Kathie, a mother and daughter duo from Omaha, have been selling beautiful and comfortable burp cloths, bibs, pacifier clips and more that have been garnering incredible reviews since 2018. So we aren’t surprised that their handmade face masks are just as comfortable and well-made! Reviewers love their bright and charming masks that are made with organic materials for toddlers, children and adults.
While Ruff Stitch USA is a shop focused on creating cute and festive bandanas for dogs, they’ve put their sewing skills to good use this year to create adorable and functional face masks for the whole family! Choose from a handful of interesting patterns and colors and get your mask in a matter of days.
Put a Mask on It!
Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe. Do you know of any local mask makers/destinations that we missed? Tell us all about them in the comments below!