Style for Life: 105 Face Masks by MultiCultural Makers for the Masses
Style for Life: 105 Face Masks by MultiCultural Makers for the MassesLife….Style. Literally.
The paradoxical design of it all. Despite Omicron continuing to unmask the face of health inequality, xenophobia, nationalism etc, Black and Brown entrepreneurs continue to create masks for ‘all’ to live through the pandemic.
It is no secret that Black communities have suffered long-standing systemic health and social inequities putting us at a greater risk of getting Covid-19 (aka Coronavirus) or succumbing to the effects of the virus. This makes it essential that we are wearing masks whenever going out in public and are in the presence of others. Thankfully there are more than 40 African-American brands online that are designing and selling unique and fashionable face masks that not only allow you to be safe but also to be stylish.
“I think people are looking for ways to remain positive about what’s happening while maintaining safety standards,” says Sophia Danner-Okotie, Creative Director of Besida of Nigeria who began making masks as donations to local hospitals in Georgia. “Masks have hidden our most beautiful feature, our smile. Creative and fashionable masks are a substitute for our smiles in my opinion. We are all saying, Covid is not going to take our smiles away.”
After the first case of Covid-19 on U.S. soil this past January and the number of people infected with the virus began to spiral out of control, it was soon suggested that one of the best ways to slow the spread was to wear a mask. The problem was they were hard to find in the beginning. It didn’t take long before small business owners and creatives started to make and sell their own masks with their own unique flair that were more interesting than the plain blue or white masks being sold at the local drug stores. Social media was soon flooded with photos of people sporting all types of face masks designed in African fabric, the color of African and West Indian countries flags, bandanas, and various political phrases.
The most popular style of masks are those made with African print and fabric. During this time of being socially and culturally “woke” many African-Americans feel a sense of pride in sporting a mask that reflects their Afrocentric identity.
“Part of our culture is to express ourselves visually, and these masks are like having a little piece of art on your face” says Janice Brown owner of Tarbaby Hair Design who has shipped masks to every state in the U.S. except Alaska. “A lot of [my customers] are ordering the masks with African print because it’s a way of self-expressing our ancestry.”
Other popular style of masks reflect the social turmoil that has embroiled the U.S. this year after the shootings of unarmed Black men and women at the hands of law enforcement and those posing as law enforcement. Masks with phrases “Black Lives Matter,” “I Can’t Breath,” “Say Her Name,” or the names of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, both killed by police officers, can readily be seen on face masks.
Other designers find material from fabric stores or other arts and crafts stores to make face masks with. Based in North Carolina Bonnie Love Boutique has a wide selection of face masks with patterns that include comic book characters, sports teams, army fatigue, and polka dots among others.
“It’s no fun if we don’t have different colors and prints,” says Bonnie the owner of Bonnie Love Boutique who has a background in health care and has had hands-on experience with patients that had respiratory issues and tracheotomies. “I like the style I do better than the pleated ones. A lot of people use the pleated ones for the removable filters, but I make them with filters in place and they are completely washable, and no need to purchase filters separately.”
With the economy reeling from high unemployment, people being told to stay home, and most of the U.S. on lockdown all due to the effects of the pandemic many small businesses that were suffering during the lockdown have been thrown a lifeline with the popularity of stylish face masks.
Lisa Campbell owner of Royal Monocracy began designing and selling her masks designed in sequin after realizing her business would have to adjust to the new realities of the economy being rocked by the pandemic.
“With an enormous amount of the general public becoming unemployed and thrown into financial uncertainty my business was facing a certain crisis if I did not adjust to the new situation at hand,” said Campbell. “I feel very blessed and honored and humbled that I am able to maintain during this current crisis. I have had an excellent response from my customer. Nearly twenty-five percent of our business is repeat customers with no dispute activity. Many customers are returning to purchase for friends and family and many more customers want one in every new color that comes out.”
Tarbaby Hair Designs which has a salon in Brooklyn had plans to open a second salon in Philadelphia when the pandemic started but those plans came to a halt when the finances got tight, but after Brown had a dream that she said was divine instructions to create face masks, things quickly changed for the better.
“I was able to pay my mortgage and pay my rent, it was phenomenal and I had to stay on the machine for three weeks to get all of my orders out,” says Brown who hadn’t received any assistance from the Government through the stimulus check, unemployment, or the Payment Protection Program. “I thought things were going to calm down, but then the bottom half of America blew up again with the virus and I had to do a second set of masks.”
As more and more states and cities began to make masks mandatory the fact that there are so many options to find fashionable masks means that there are no excuses for not doing our part in slowing the spread. Check out the lists of brands below to find masks that fit your personality.
Fashion beyond barriers is the tagline for Kimuli Fashionability. They create special masks to help people with and without disabilities to communicate. Through its partnership with Masks 4 Disability, the Ugandan fashion brand is able to distribute windowed facemasks to anyone in the United States.
Numerous fashionable face masks ranging from solid colors, two-toned colors, Kente pattern, a mask with Black Lives Matter written on it, and several options with the company logo printed in large letters or small letters written on the side.
Created by sisters Chioma and Uchenna Ngwudo in New York City, Cee Cee’s Closet NYC creates accessories that celebrate the beauty of West African prints. They design their accessories and are handmade by artisans in Nigeria. They’ve created several unique masks that are solid colors, a few that have a metallic-looking pattern, camouflage, and African prints(including some with matching headwraps).
Charlene (pronounced SWAH-ko-ko) is an African-inspired lifestyle brand, owned and directed by Charlene Dunbar. Textures, colors, and mix-matching prints are her signature. Suakoko Betty’s authentic African wax print dress collection was sold in select Belk stores and received rave reviews from longstanding and new customers. Suakoko Betty has been featured in ESSENCE and Garden and Gun and is available at boutiques in the Southeast US and online.
Nigerian fashion brand that produces their clothing in-house from their mini-factory. Seeking to lower their energy footprint, they plan on installing solar panels in the near future. Fourteen different designs both in African print and solid colors. Breathable, washable, and reversible.
With a hair salon in Brooklyn and one on the way in Philadelphia, owner Janice Brown has been braiding hair since the age of nine and has been styling hair for more than 25 years. She is known as the“Picasso” or“Banquet” of natural hair. A variety of different colors and styles are made from fabric imported from Africa. Adult and children’s sizes are sold.
Owner Lisa Campbell states she is“interested in creating products that are appealing to all people regardless of race, creed, dress size or zip code.” In addition to masks, she also sells custom-made headphones. They sell several different sequins designed breathable, and filtered face masks. Campbell wanted to make masks that look like a piece of jewelry.
Based in North Carolina, Bonnie Love Boutique specializes in satin bonnets, hair care products, and headwraps. They have a variety of between 60-80 face masks that feature sports team logos, cartoons, leopard print, paisley, and many more options.
Born in Liberia, owner and fashion designer Korto Momolu creates women’s wear inspired by her Liberian heritage. Her adult Ankara masks are made with 100% cotton as well as glam fabrics. Masks are designed in African print, sequin, animal print, and written spiritual messages. Former Project Runway star continues to inspire us all.
After the loss of her daughter, Alexis Williams created Aloha Glamour to help fill that void while she was stationed in Hawaii. Aloha Glamour is committed to promoting women to love themselves and empowering them to find and use their voices to turn tragedies into triumphs. They have African print masks made from 100% cotton. Reversible, reusable, and able to be hand washed and hang dry.
Based in New York and founded in 2014, Courtney Noelle Inc. is a fashion brand with the intent of empowering women of all shapes and sizes. They sell fashionable masks in solid colors, sequin, and floral patterns. Fully lined with a filter pocket and are machine washable.
Studio One Eighty Nine created by actress Rosario Dawson and fashion designer Abrima Erwiah makes clothes for men, women, and children that are African and African inspired. Their clothing is made in Africa and they have two stores one in New York City and the other in Accra, Ghana. Their stylish masks are made in solid colors, striped, polka dot, camouflage, and African print.
In 2015 fashion designer Shami Oshun built her brand in California with the intent to bring unique and timeless designs to the world. She has been recognized by a variety of publications including British Vogue, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and several others. She sells nude facemasks that come in 14 different skin tone shades. Under the mesh are two layers of cohesive cotton and filter pockets. Each mask sold helps donate a handmade mask to a facility that is in need of masks.
Established in 2014 and located in Oakland, Sonson specializes in high-end bow ties for fathers and sons. They started selling and donating masks this year as the pandemic began increasing. They have colorful masks with fashionable print, solid colors, sequin, African patterns, and others that have matching headwraps.
Teni“Tia” Adeola created Slashed By Tia from out of her dorm room at The New School, a private university in New York City in 2017. Her designs are a culmination of both her art history background and her passion for the Renaissance period. You can see that in her unique masks that are in solid colors and ruffled at the edges. Instead of an elastic that goes over the ears, these masks go over the top of the head and the back of the neck.
Shon Simon specializes in comfortable athletic wear for women. They have a selection of solid-colored face masks that come in a variety of bright colors and come in nude skin tones. Has adult and children’s sizes.
At the age of eight, Bishme Cromartie started sketching his designs while growing up in Baltimore, Maryland. He appeared on the television show Project Runway and has designed clothes for Andra Day, Niecy Nash, Dascha Polanco, and Karrueche Tran. Currently, there is one solid black mask listed on his website that is 100% cotton, has a filter pocket option, is trimmed with vegan croc leather, and is washable.
Samaria Leah launched her brand of denim after years of cutting, distressing, and altering her own jeans to better fit her body. Her creations include denim pants, shirts, and jackets with a vintage look. Naturally, her face masks are made from 100% cotton denim that is washable and reusable in four different sizes.
Duckie Confetti’s fun and funky apparel have been worn by the likes of Beyonce, the Kardashians, Dej Loaf, Teyana Taylor, and many more. His selection of masks includes solid colors, multi-colored patterns, animal print, and camouflage.
Taylor Jay designs clothes that fit any woman’s style from business formal to casual, fitness, elegant, sexy, and even bohemian. Their clothes are designed with the highest of couture standards, beyond the idea of basic comfort and versatility. Their face masks come in either solid colors, two-toned colors, or fashionable prints They are made from 100% cotton French Terry interface.
Born and raised in Kibera, Nairobi Avido is the creative force and founder of Looks Like Avido, a clothing company that creates fashion that is social and mindful. His clothing has been worn by various reggae artists including Chronixx, Christopher Martin, Tarrus Riley and Cecille. He has made a variety of face masks made with African print.
Six20 is a luxury sportswear brand for women who they view as superheroes dashing from place to place while balancing multiple responsibilities all at once. They sell a variety of different fashionable face masks made from vinyl, vegan leather, and woven material.
ASO + ASA(pronounced awe-show ah-shaw which means Cloth in Culture in Yoruba) by Noel B is a fashion line inspired by research in African-American fashion and culture. Founder and owner Noel Corbin has over 15 years of professional experience with production companies such as JuVee productions, ABC, and Coerlessly Inc. Their masks come in adult, child, and toddler sizes and come in a variety of colors and styles that are customizable.
Designed in NYC and sourced and produced in Africa while using fair trade practices, Kahindo is a sustainable and ethical luxury brand for women. Their face masks are made from 100% cotton African prints and with every mask sold they donate 10% of the proceeds to organizations fighting for social justice.
Located in Brooklyn and owned by Hynndie Ozirus, Lotus Shop by Hynndie has masks unique patterns such as a galaxy-designed print, black and white floral print, a colored floral print, and a solid navy blue.
Oakland Craft Company-owned and operated by Adjowah Brodie has several interesting face masks with the likeness of iconic figures such as Grace Jones, David Bowie, Audre Lorde, Delores Huerta, Sid Vicious, and many other fun patterns.
Based in Atlanta, Melissa Mitchell creates clothes that are inspired by her Bahamian heritage and incorporate her love for vibrant colors, unique shapes, and bold dark lines. All of that can be seen in the face masks that she has created which are from a polyester blend on the outside and cotton on the inside.
Oakland-based Candid Arts is the brainchild of Candice Cox who gets her inspiration from her research and affinity with African visual culture, indigenous design vernacular, and cosmic geometry. Her creations have graced the covers of Essence Magazine, Rolling Stone, Design Sponge, GQ, Pynk, and several others. She has created face masks with patterns that include tie-dye cotton jeans, a polka dot and peach combination, black and white plaid, an afro pick pattern, and an African rhythm face pattern.
Emijaa Jaaemil creates independent, versatile, edgy, and classic accessories from out of her Brooklyn apartment for women who want to stand out. Her protective masks have a cotton exterior, a muslin interior and come in a variety of patterns.
Reflektion Design creates everything from woven baskets, fans, headwraps, beaded jewelry, phone cases, mugs, hooded sweatshirts, and now face masks. Their face masks come in a variety of African printed materials.
Located in San Antonio, Texas Abby African Boutique has been creating African-inspired clothing and accessories since 2009. They have a variety of African printed face masks that are handmade and eco-friendly.
Founded by Farai Simoyi of Netflix“Next In Fashion,” The Narativ is a curated house of ethically sourced artisan brands from around the world known as The Narrators, sharing their narratives through design. They have a wide array of face masks designed in African print or solid colors.
Mapate Diop is a first-generation American from Nigerian parents. His clothing designs are made from the Nigerian printed fabric Ankara and reflect his experience as a first-generation American of Nigerian heritage. His face masks are a variety of African printed material including mud brown, mud navy, tasnim, obudu red, moulaye and many others.
Cloth and Cord owned by Ellana Turner create and sells wearable art in the form of jewelry and accessories and has been featured in Disney’s“Tale of a Lion King” musical, Essence magazine, the African entertainment website Bella Naija, and in Houstonia magazine in Houston, Texas. They have face masks made from African material and some can be combined with headwraps and bonnets that they also sell.
Based in Nigeria Tufafii is a luxury fashion brand that aims to satisfy the stylish urge of clients who are fashion-forward and want to be dipped in the modern look of African clothing. Their face masks are made in African print and some are a part of a set that includes matching headwraps.
Cool Face Life is different from the average mask as it is more like a sleeve or turtleneck that covers both the mouth and nose. They have country flags from West Indian countries and African nations, Pan-African colors, and also solid colors.
Chimzi Fashion House designs African-inspired clothes for men, women, and children. Named Chimzi after the Nigerian Igbo tribe phrase for“God sent,” their fashion is handcrafted to fit all shapes and sizes for all occasions. Their face masks come in various African print and one solid black mask that have“Africa Is Not A Test Lab,” written in gold letters.
Sarep + Rose was founded by Robin Sirleaf who wanted to grow a Pan-African brand that stands for unity. The designs for their bags and home decor are created in NYC while the leather and other material are made in Africa. Their double-lined, reversible masks are handcrafted in Kenya by artisans whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Launched in 2014 by Nigerian-born Addie Elabor, D’Iyanu offers trendy African-inspired fashion at affordable prices. The name is a combination of two languages, the D means of or from in French, and Iyanu means miracle or wonderful in the Nigerian language Yoruba, together it means“of” or“from something wonderful.” They offer comfortable, two-layered masks in a variety of African print.
Ofuure creates beautiful and versatile clothing with vibrant colors and beautiful patterns for the everyday Queen. Their masks come in various African prints and are easily matched with their headwraps.
Located in Montreal, Canada Nasika Wax sells face masks in African print and other unique prints. Triple and double-layered fabric, reusable and washable, adult and child sizes.
47. All Things Ankara Face Mask:
All Things Ankara was created by Nikki Billie Jean and is the number one source for Ankara print fashion, consisting of an online publication, an e-commerce shop with exclusive designs, an e-commerce retail marketplace for Ankara print designers worldwide, and special events catering to Ankara print fashion enthusiasts. Their African print masks are handmade with a filter pocket and two PM 2.5 filters included.
Various masks range in three different sizes beginning with kid-size, adult-size, and large adult-size. The masks are available in solid colors, African prints, and one styled with the red, black, and green colors of Pan-Africanism.
Eki’s Famous is a design and performing arts company with the goal of motivating people to express themselves, to be unique, and to follow their dreams through creativity and movement. Various African printed face masks.
Prisca’s goal is for those who are proud of their heritage, welcome being the center of attention, and want to make a statement in wearable Afrocentric art. Their face masks are made from 100% cotton in Ankara print, Batik fabric, and other African fabric.
Conscious lifestyle and streetwear-inspired brand founded by Tamara Belinda that produces a curated set of handmade creations and unique designs that are suited to protect and adorn, inspired for, and inspired by the crown. African printed handmade face masks made from woven wax cotton and are machine washable.
Founder Shanita Denton provides a high fashion women’s line that offers one-of-a-kind pieces to women of all shapes and sizes that are handmade by her personally. She has created sequin face masks and a polka dot face mask with a floral fringe design.
Designer Jennifer Akese-Burney brings a modern twist to traditional western silhouettes by using the vibrancy and color of the popular Ankara tradition. African printed face masks with the option to add matching headwraps or neckpieces.
Founded in Los Angeles Oz+Otz is a lifestyle apparel brand whose designs are one of a kind and echo the silhouette, personality, and voice of today’s modern women and their lifestyle. Face masks are made from 100% cotton in floral print, paisley, and white with red squares. For every mask sold, one will be donated to medical personnel.
Owned by designer Charla R. Mitchell, CR Clothing Co. has made-to-order quality handmade garments that fit any women’s body measurements. Their face masks are made from 100% cotton that is machine washable and made from African print.
Candace Cort Designs offers high-quality, handmade clothing in contemporary colors and prints with the intent of inspiring women to look and feel at their best. Face masks come in a variety of African print, solid colors, and other creative patterns.
By bringing textiles rich in color, unique prints, various patterns, and textures from artisans around the globe, Printed Pattern People are able to create a fashion line that showcases the handmade work and love of those cultures in their pieces. Their face masks are fully stitched and lined with plastic loops for a comfortable fit.
Made from tightly woven cotton or a poly blend on the front and lightweight wool on the inside their face masks come in African print, a paint-splattered pattern, and one with the words excellence written in gold letters on a black canvas.
Tiffany James, owner, creator, and designer of CAAB Customs makes pieces that not only compliment a woman’s beauty but bring joy, positivity and a hint of ratchetness. Customers can have their own personal messages written on face masks or choose one of face masks that have comical or uplifting messages.
Their face masks come in adult and children’s sizes and are made based on the Center for Disease Control’s pattern. They come in adult and children’s sizes designed in African print and are made in Ghana.
A bohemian Afro-chic lifestyle and apparel brand for women living throughout the African diaspora. Intricate African print, solid-colored, or denim face masks with material made from Ghana, Nigeria, or the United States.
Shukuru Couture is a mother and daughter fashion house with over 30 years of legacy and expertise in couture fashion creating imaginative and versatile designs for special and opulent occasions. A wide range of face masks in sequin or African print, some can be paired with matching headwraps.
You can find pillows, fans, baskets, eye masks, coasters, and ring bowls in The Raspberry Room. Face masks in unique patterns such as artsy unicorns, kitten faces, crocodiles, paint splatters, and fishes.
Born in Barbados raised in Boston designer and owner Denise McConney combined her unique style and love for her Bajan culture into an exclusive brand and online boutique. Face masks have an Afro-centric focus with several patterns that incorporate the Pan-African colors, while others include Kente, Ankara, and Samakaka.
Mckenzie Liautaud is a Haitian American designer who infuses international styles – from Dubai to Mykonos, Milan to Paris, and Mexico to Morocco – to the collection of men’s accessories including bespoke bow ties and hand-finished pocket squares. Face masks come in a variety of African prints.
Eco-friendly and socially conscious handmade goods that combine art and fashion that people can wear or adorn their homes with. Masks are made in adult and children’s sizes and come in African print, solid colors, and white with black blotches.
Mujo Six, named after both the mother and sister of founder Wale Alesh, is both an in-house clothing label and a marketplace for outside designers to sell their own African-inspired clothing. Mujo Six began creating their African print masks to meet the needs of workers using scarves and t-shirts as a last resort.
Based in Toronto, Canada, Sirani’s Fashion was established in 2017 by Fatim Sylla as an opportunity to bring a part of her culture to Toronto by designing her own collection inspired by African prints and occidental designs. Each African print face masks is sold with matching headwraps.
Starting in Savannah, Georgia in 2002 in the home of creator RJ Temple, Figaro Apparel celebrates art, music, and pop culture with an inventory that is handmade to order focused on quality so every piece will not be the same as the next. They have face masks for adults and children that are sold in packs of four and come in a variety of patterns which include cartoon characters, solid colors, and those with the company’s logo.
Face masks that are made in Canada that come in a variety of solid colors including black, pink, ocean blue, navy blue, white, red, and olive green. They come in sizes small, medium, and large. For every mask sold they donate a mask to a Canadian in need.
Sue Rock Originals is an eco-fashion brand that has pulled the riches from the textile industry’s excess using up-cycled materials from New York’s fashion and interior design companies. Their face masks are made from 100% cotton and are designed in several different floral prints.
Over The Moon created by Destinee designs custom-made baby clothing made with indie-dyed yarns, select international luxury yarns and local yarn from Joann Fabric or Michael’s. They have adult and children-sized face masks made in floral patterns, paisley designs, and African print.
This site sells masks with phrases such as“Black Is Beautiful,” and“Don’t Worry Be Happy” written on them. There are also masks with smiley faces, the letters of the alphabet, and“Happy Mask” written in the shape of a smile.
Born and raised in Ghana, Nina Baksmaty started Koshie O drawing inspiration from her colorful background and heritage with the intent of bringing new life to everyday wear by combining Ethnic inspired prints with contemporary designs. Her unique face masks look like artwork on a colorful canvas.
The goal of Jalen of All Trades is to put the“fun” in functional fashion design by providing styles that have quality built-in and will last through your everyday. They sell a variety of face masks made with authentic fabric from Africa, braided elastic, and muslin lining.
The Boxing Kitten describes their fashion as a vibrant melee of then and now as they create vintage-inspired silhouettes that call upon the spirit and lives of mid-century American women modernized for today and tomorrow’s women. For every two face masks they sell, one will be donated to people who are in need.
A fearless seven-year-old and third-grader is the CEO and chief muse of Beautiful Curly Me, a brand that encourages other young girls to be confident in who they are. African print and solid-colored face masks are available in children and adult sizes.
After 11 years of print modeling, Ngozika O’keke went from being a marketing consultant to a socially conscious fashion designer who uses rich colors to create wearable art that fuses her Nigerian heritage with a contemporary flair. They have an excessive amount of African print face masks and a few that are solid colored.
Marjorie Nicole, a former teacher, and Baltimore native is the founder of NSAA African Creations, a clothing company using African fabrics and American tailoring. She is one of the millions of Black women business owners who have turned their creativity, skill and passion into a revenue-generating business. She has numerous face masks made from African print and other interesting patterns.
91. Daly Custom Threads Face Mask:
With an abundance of face masks including some made in satin, adorned with sports team logos, comic book characters, camouflage, and tie-dyed. There are five different sizes for their face masks, extra small, small, medium, large, and extra-large.
The goal for Chic Afri Fashion is to ensure each of their“chicafrifashionistas” feels amazing about themselves while stylishly showcasing the cultural glamour of Africa. They have a unique set of face masks that combines the contemporary with African print and come in four sizes, small, medium, large, and extra-large.
Founded in 1999 by Maurizio Wade who was born and raised in Baltimore, Verse 9 prides itself in innovative and frequent collections in neckwear, dress shirts, dress socks, casual wear and more that push the boundaries in men’s clothing and accessories. They make matching face masks and dress shirts for businessmen and churchgoers.
Covered By God is a faith-based lifestyle brand founded by Ladun Thompson as a testament of his faith during hard times and a desire to help others in similar situations. Their masks are eco-friendly from fabric that is antibacterial and come in solid black with“I Still Can’t Breath” written in white letters.
Brooklyn-based fashion designer Daniela Tabois strives to make the life of a modern bride easy by designing timeless bridal pieces that can take her beyond her wedding day. They have a various array of face masks for that special wedding day, as well as those that come in sequin, and African print.
Founded in 2017 by designer Jummy Thomas, Saint Ola is an inclusive women’s ready-to-wear and bridal brand made from distinctive pieces. They have nude face masks, solid colors, floral print, black gold abstract, and black-brown gingham.
Holly Draper, the creative force behind Draped is on a mission to create a place for women to express their unique individuality with a bold statement. They have solid-colored denim face masks, spiral life print, and African print.
Haitian-born, U.S. based fashion designer Prajje O. Jean Baptiste’s design philosophy is rooted in a commitment to tradition and savoir-faire through simplicity and understated elegance. High fashion face masks in floral print, abstract art design, and one with Haitian revolutionary hero Toussaint Louverture.
Adia Jamille is an artist, creator, doula, and entrepreneur who is exploring heritage and self through embroidery and quilting beautiful items for everyday life. Her unique face masks are designed in a variety of rainbow patterns, red with white polka dots, paisley, stripes, floral print, and African print.
Former UCLA running back Jordon James became an entrepreneur and started 3 P’s Clothing in 2018. The three P’s in the brand’s name is an acronym for Prayer, Patience and Positivity. The face masks that they sell come in black and have the brand’s motto written on them.
Stuzo Clothing is a gender-free clothing company inspired by love, people, and life and is designed to invoke thought and emotion. Their clothing has been worn by the likes of Tiffany Haddish, Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Lena Waithe, Ruby Rose, and Gina Yashere. They have face masks that celebrate LGBTQ, have inspirational phrases written on them, African print, floral print, denim, Wakanda, and Star Wars.
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