Dear USA Love List Readers, wherever you are, I hope you are safe and you are well. If you have been looking for Made in USA face masks, then you have probably come up empty. Part of the critical shortage comes from the fact that all of the manufacturing of these essential supplies is now overseas. However, I believe I have found something made in America which will work for my family. I'm sharing it here in case you are interested too.
We are not doctors. We are not giving out any kind of medical advice. I am just a mom who saw a product, bought it and now I'm sharing it with you too. I have spent a lot of time in Japan where it is simply polite to wear a mask when feeling under the weather and entirely common during allergy season and in public places. I have always thought it was a sensible practice and I have been waiting for that fashion to trend in the United States.
Regrettably, I think the trend is upon us. I read this study which said that fabric does not block all viral particles but it does block some. Also, covering my own face in public reminds me not to touch my face. It's a habit I need to break!
Unfortunately, there is currently a shortage of medical face masks so everyone who has access to these supplies is sending them to their local hospitals if they are needed there. However, I stumbled upon a couple of gaiter-style Made in USA face masks which I ordered immediately. My family uses these kinds of gaiters or “neckies” regularly for sun protection anyhow.
I think I would wear something like this around my neck and pull it up if I got into an uncomfortable situation. I'd also start wearing one of these at all times if I suddenly started not feeling well, as part of my attempt to isolate myself from other members of my family.
As always, we'll update the list below as we find other options. If you see something that should be on our list, feel free to add it in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Now it is more important than ever to buy from our USA-based businesses so we thank you for your support.
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