It’s official: Face masks are the new accessory du jour. Still yet to get your hands on one? We’ve joined forces with the creators of Emu Plains Market to round up a host of Ninch mask-makers, and local stockists, to keep you covered in style.
From unicorn prints to kawaii-themed fruit and on-trend gingham, Mornington maker Justine Savage is brightening up faces with her eclectic woven cotton masks. Available in a range of sizes.
Assorted prints, $20, from Juz Savage
Utility & Co
For the true minimalist, Utility & Co have you covered with their Be A Good Human face mask, designed and made at their Rye studio, using materials they had on hand. Each mask is made with three-layers of super-breathable, lightweight cotton, with straps upcycled from t-shirt yarn.
$20, from Utility & Co
Stix and Flora
Practical and durable, these heavyweight cotton drill face masks are the perfect everyday style. Made in Mount Martha by Stix and Flora founders Jules and Em, from they’re available in a range of neutral tones, with a hi-vis version for tradies.
Assorted colours, $15, from Stix and Flora
Muse The Label
Stocked at Mornington’s Albert & Daphne, these beautiful linen face masks are designed by Muse the Label founder, Christine Kourim. Made from pure linen with an internal cotton layer, they can be tied behind the head or around the ears, depending on your preference.
Assorted colours, $28, from Albert & Daphne
If anyone could make a face mask fashionable, it’s Frankston-based headwear designer and founder of Celine Martine, Marion Lecesne. Marion has designed a chic collection of masks in natural fabrications — from graphic Lilian Farag prints to luxe embroidered silk blends.
Assorted styles, from $29, from Celine Martine
Hook & Eye
Mount Martha’s Hook & Eye like “making the everyday more beautiful”. For now, this means face masks, so the team have got to work creating a limited edition of reversible, reusable face masks upcycled from printed and plain linen and denim offcuts. Each mask is hand-stitched with a Hook+Eye print on one side and a contrasting plain or mini polka dot reverse. Take it one step further by adding to cart one of their matching scrunchies.
Assorted styles, $25, from Hook & Eye
Mates With Grace
Frankston-based designer Michelle Jackson of Mates With Grace has just released her second batch of printed cotton-blend face masks, including whimsical May Gibbs prints and watercoloured botanicals. Get one while you can.
Assorted styles, $20, from Mates With Grace
Mornington Peninsula jewellery maker Caroline James has turned her hand to sewing double-faced pure cotton masks, featuring an eclectic mix of bird life and botanical florals. Fully reversible, they’re designed for a medium fit.
Made to order, Elephant’s colourful printed cotton masks are handmade locally on the Mornington Peninsula. They feature adjustable elastic on the sides and an internal pocket to house a filter.
Assorted styles, $35, from Elephant