You could say that the face mask is the fashion accessory of the summer and it looks like we’ll be wearing them for a while.
After reading our earlier story about volunteers making face masks we’ve had several folks ask where they can buy a mask from local businesses. Here is a list of local businesses that are making masks right here in Western Pennsylvania. All of these masks are available for purchase online.
Knotzland upcycles materials into bow ties in Wilkinsburg. Knotzland founder, Nisha Blackwell, has been featured in a national ad for YouTube and Knotzland was recently highlighted by T-Pain during Small Business Live, a virtual concert to raise money for small businesses.
Day Owl crafts awesome backpacks from a material that is made from recycled plastic. The company is located in Homewood and has recently added masks to their lineup.
We’ve been big fans of Sara McClelland’s necklaces since we spotted her work at Handmade Arcade. She is now selling face masks on her website in fabrics that are as fashionable as her accessories.
Abram’s Nation is a Pittsburgh manufacturer that makes products for special needs families including adaptive clothing. They now offer a mask with a clear face panel.
Lynn Badamo Designs aka Lynniebbags
Lynn Badamo has been making and selling wristlets, coin purses and clutches online. She has added face masks to her Etsy shop.
Design by Natalia
Natalia Pascal specializes in making upcycled clothing. From dresses to sweaters, each one of her designs is unique. She now offers a variety of handmade masks in her Etsy shop.
Kati Grimes is a seamstress who has been making and selling masks.
Yes, you can buy a black and gold face mask from Kiya Tomlin, who is the wife of Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.
SHOP: $15 from KiyaTomlin.us
East Eight Co.
Diana Misetic is the designer behind the Little Black Dress shop on Ivy Street in Shadyside. East Eight Co. is her new business that produces masks in McKees Rocks.
#Designer Diana Misetic is selling masks at https://t.co/F9H8EMNAm1! Her goal is to create well fitting masks that cater to everyone's face shapes and don’t fog up glasses or sunglasses!https://t.co/eKzXvj07Vt pic.twitter.com/CIVpMf4ufr
— Pittsburgh Fashion Week (@PGHFW) July 8, 2020
SHOP: $15 from EastEightCo.com
Whimsy & Thread
Based in Allison Park, Whimsy & Thread is an online business that makes baby gifts and now masks for kids and adults.
This mother-daughter business has been upcycling denim in the Southside into clothing and housewares. [Check out our profile on SilkDenim.] The SilkDenim face masks have recycled denim on the outside and new fabric on the inside.
You can browse some of our favorite Pittsburgh made masks on Etsy here.
This list was compiled with information from the I Made It! Market website. Check out the I Made It! Market list of local artists who have online shops for more ways to support local businesses.
Know of another Pittsburgh business making masks? Send an email to [email protected] to let us know.