According to the CDC, COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets such as coughing, sneezing, and talking. Wearing a mask in public is the latest guideline, for asymptomatic people can spread the virus. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is recommending all residents to wear a face mask when in public.
Here are places selling face masks (Prices are subject to change.) Last updated May 12, 2020.
* Many retailers are sold out or trying to keep up with demand. Some may have temporarily stopped taking orders for the time being and are asking customers to be patient.
*Visit CDC to learn how to properly wear a face mask and how to make your own.
808MaskNow – $12.99 for adult, $11.99 for keiki
808MaskNow sells handmade 100% cotton face masks with two layers. Masks come in child and adult sizes for $11.99 and $12.99 each in assorted prints. Visit 808masknow.com.
ABC Stores- $7.99
ABC Stores sells fabric face masks made in Hawaii by Nani Island. The masks are made of 100% cotton with poly cotton lining in an assortment of prints for $7.99 each, or two for $14. They are available at ABC Stores or online abcstores.com, Island Gourmet Markets, and Dukes Lane Market & Eatery.
Akira – $15
Akira has shifted from making bikinis to cotton face masks. The face mask comes in a one size fits most in blue or in pink, costing $15 each Akira is donating masks to hospital health care professionals, nursing homes, and nonprofits. Visit akiracollection.com.
Aline Hawaii – $22
Aline Hawaii is offering four-layer masks in keiki (XXS) to adult sizes (L) for $22 each. Each mask is designed with a nose wire and adjustable, elastic ear bands. Maximum of 10 per customer. Profits help the company produce masks for Oahu hospitals. Visit alinehawaii.com or follow on Instagram @alinehawaii.
Allison – $20
Allison makes custom-designed masks in double-knit fabric with unique shape to fit most nose bridges, in two sizes, with ties in charcoal or black for $20. For every mask sold, more than three are produced to donate to local hospitals. Visit allisonizu.com.
Aloha Fabrics Hula and Crafts – $12.99
Reversible face masks are solid, palaka and other prints in small, medium and large, available for $12.99 to $18.99 plus shipping. Visit lopialoha.com.
Alohaz – $17 to $23
Alohaz is offering Hawaiian fabric face masks for adults in an array of colors and prints for $17 to $23. Visit alohaz.com.
Aloha Fun Wear – $56, $132, $519 (comes in packs)
Aloha Funwear sells assorted Aloha print masks in packs of 10, 25, or 100. ($56, $132, $519)
Masks are non-refundable and non-returnable. Use special code MASK25 to get 25% off the listed price. Visit alohafunwear.com.
Aloha Maui Creations – $14.50
Face masks are available in Mens, Mens XLarge & For Beards, Womens/teens, Med Child 7-12 yrs, Small Child 4-7. Masks have double fabric layers with inner pocket sleeve to add a filter if preferred. Upper nose wire allows for a fitted mask and no fogging glasses. The nose wire can be easily removed prior to washing. Just replace after washing-wire slides back in. Visit alohamauicreations.com.
Ari South – $25 to $40
Ari South offers black Hihiwai mask ($40) that is handmade with 100% cotton lining and a pocket for a carbon filter (not included), nose wire and extra elastic. Two other styles ($25 and $35) are available as well. For every mask sold, one will be donated to a local health care center. Visit arisouth.com.
Avanti Designs – $15 for adult, $12 for keiki
Avanti Designs is also offering fabric face masks as part of a “Buy One, Donate Five” initiative. With every mask purchased, five surgical masks will be donated to a local hospital, health center or first responder. Masks are $12 (children) and $15 (adult). Visit avantishirts.com.
Black Book Hawai’i – $8 to $12
Pre-orders are being accepted for several styles of face masks in kids and adult sizes in a variety of colorful prints for $8-$12. Black Book Hawai‘i is donating the masks to first responders. Orders are taken by comment on Instagram @blackbookhi.
Blue Planet Surf – $12 for 10 pack
Blue Planet offers a 10 pack of disposable masks for $12 each. If you’re interested in pre-ordering a larger quantity of face masks for medical or institutional use, email email@example.com. Visit blueplanetsurf.com or call 596 7755.
Carter Kids – $8 to $11
Cater Kids is now selling masks for $9 to $10 in batik and various prints for both children (ages 3 and up) and adults. Visit shop.caterkids.com or call 845-5575.
CC Fashions – $4 to $8.50
CC Fashions offers adult and children style face masks. All masks are made with 100% cotton fabric. Visit ccfashions.com
Compleat Kitchen – $7.99
The Compleat Kitchen is selling fabric face masks in Aloha prints and an assortment of colors, sizes and styles made in Hawaii for $7.99 and up. Customers can purchase online and have the masks mailed to their home or pick up at the store at Kahala Mall. Visit compleatkitchenhawaii.com or call 737-5827.
Dis n Dat – $8
Four-layer fabric masks with a slot for filter inserts are sold $8 each. The masks are available at the Dis N Dat Kart outside the main entrance to the Kaiser Clinic at 1010 Pensacola St. Available from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Call 780-8229.
Down to Earth – $6.99
Down to Earth Organic & Natural sells fabric face masks for $6.99 each at its stores as supplies are available. The masks are reversible, with elastic ear bands. Limit of four per customer. Call individual stores to check on supply. Visit downtoearth.org.
East Honolulu Clothing Company – $11.99 and $14.99
East Honolulu sells a standard face mask for $11.99 and a deluxe for $14.99. The masks have 3 layers with a pocket that can be use for filtration. Visit doublepawswear.com or call 259-7677.
Fish Flags – $22
The Kamuela company is offering a presale for face masks with fish prints, including the blue marlin, yellow mahi and red shark for $22. For every mask sold, one will be donated to front-line workers. Visit fishflags.com or follow on Instagram @fishflags.
Foodland – $5
Foodland offers a variety of fabric face masks made by local vendors in its stores for less than $5 each. Call store to check on availability.
Freckleface Soaps – $8 to $20
The Oahu-based company makes handmade soap and now masks. For each mask sold, the company will donate a mask to a healthcare or essential worker. Visit frecklefacesoaps.com
Gingrr Salt – $14.99 to $21.99
Ginger Salt sells 3 different size face masks in multiple colors ranging from $14.99 to $21.99. Masks are reversible, washable, and reusable. The masks have a flexible metal strip inside that hold the form to the users nose, cheeks, and face. There is a total of 3 layers with 2 exterior layers of 100% cotton. Visit gingrrsalt.com
Hawaii Correctional Industries
HCI is taking orders for cloth face masks made by inmates at Waiawa and Kulani correctional facilities. The masks will be available once inmates are done making face masks for Department of Public Safety staff. Email HCI at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-677-6638 to place an order.
Hawaiian Accessories – $8, $20 for a pack
Hawaiian Accessories is now selling fabric face masks in unique Hawaiian prints. The masks are available for $8 each or in a mixed pack of three for $20. Visit hawaiianaccessories.com or call 373-8830 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays.
Hawaiian Shirt Outlet – $7.50 to $9.99
Hawaiian Shirt Outlet offers $7.50 to $9.99 for face masks. The masks is waterproof and contains a dust particle prevention layer. Sizes small (kid’s), medium (women’s), and large (men’s) are available. Visit hawaiianshirtoutlet.com.
Health Korea – $45.98
Health Korea sells 10 masks in one pack package and 5 masks in one pack package. Visit healthkoreatv.com
HI Demand Clothing – $8
HI Demand has face masks in various prints for $8. Prints include the Hawaiian flag, Tikis, and Warrior masks. Visit hidemandclothing.com
High Seas Trading Co. – $9.95
High Seas Trading is a California based clothing store that now sells Hawaiian print face masks for $9.95. Orders will be shipped within 7 days. Visit highseastradingco.com
Hilo Hattie – $11.99
Hilo Hattie sells 100% cotton face masks in a variety of aloha prints for $11.99 each. Prints include florals, pineapples, monstera, plumerias, classic hibiscus, and palaka. Masks are not refundable. Visit hilohattie.com and follow @hilohattie on Instagram for updates.
Hippy Chic Designs – $20
Hippy Chic Designs is now sewing three-layer, handmade, cotton face masks in an array of colorful prints and in small, medium or large. Comes with an opening on the sides to add a filter. They cost $20 each and for each one sold, one will be donated to firefighters and first responders. Can mail, deliver or arrange pickup in Kailua and Waimanalo. Find them at hippychichawaii.com.
Ilikoi Goods – $15 to $20
Ilikoi Goods will be donating to hospitals, healthcare and medical facilities on the island as well as shipping to the mainland for the healthcare staff in need. Visit illikoi.com
Island Fabrics – $12.99
Island Fabrics has masks available in four sizes (extra small, small, medium, and large). New masks are available daily. Visit lopialoha.com
Island Slipper – $8
Island Slipper is selling 100% cotton printed fabric masks modeled after a surgical face mask with elastic ear loops. The inner lining is made of muslin. Free shipping within the U.S. Check daily at noon weekdays to see what prints are available. Purchases are available until sold out. Visit islandslipper.com.
Island Traditions – $10
The company is selling Hawaiian print, dual lined, 100% cotton face masks in various colors and prints for $10 each. Visit scrubshawaii.com and email email@example.com
Isle Style – $15
face masks, both with and without pockets for filters in 100% cotton for $15 in a variety of colorful prints. Visit IsleStylePets.com.
Itadakimasu Hawaii – $6.50
The Japanese product store has masks available in two different styles in four different designs. Mask with a pocket for filters is optional. Filters are not included and are not available on their website. Itadakimasu Hawaii sells 100% cotton face masks with prints including rice brands, sakura, monstera for $5.50 and up on its website at itadakimasuhawaii.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-2176.
Ivy & Co. – $10
The Kauai-based brand is selling pleated fabric masks in child and adult sizes. Production time is currently at one to two weeks. Visit theivyandco.com
Jams World – $15.99
Masks from Jams World are made of 100% spun crushed rayon with disposable filter inserts in colorful Aloha prints sell for $15.99 each in small, medium and large at jamsworld.com. Jams is also donating the masks to local hospitals.
Jana – $24
Jana Lam is selling Aloha print face masks in various colors made to order for $24 each. Allow 1-2 weeks delivery time. Pre-orders are being taken at janalam.com. Follow @janalam on Instagram for updates. Online instructions for those who want to sew their own at janalam.com/blog.
Junjee Bags – $10
This small Kauai business usually makes bags for wholesale and retail but now have added face masks to its stock. For every mask sold, the brand will donate one to the local community. Visit junjeebags.com
Honolulu artist Kahi Ching is selling face masks for $7.50 each or three for $20. Shipping costs $3 for up to three masks to $8 for four or more masks. Order on Instagram @kahiching .
Kaikini Bikinis – $8.99
This Kauai-based store usually sells bikinis, they’re selling masks as well. The brand says that for every 10 masks purchased, two are donated to healthcare workers in need. kaikini.com
Kailua masks – $12 This shop makes washable and reusable masks with a bendable metal piece around the nose to fit your face. There are two layers of 100% cotton and a pocket that can be used to add a filter–two HEPA filters included. The masks feature adjustable elastic ear straps and fit most adults and teens. Visit kailuamasks.wixsite.com
Keo & Company – $15
Keo & Company is offering fabric face masks made of 100% muslin cotton, triple layered, in assorted, solid colors for $15 on Oahu, along with its delivery of boxed produce, eggs and salads. The masks are imported from Thailand. Visit keoandcompany.com or call Keo at 466-9087.
Kini Zamora – $13
The brand has sells double-lined masks in two sizes for $13. The brand released a Youtube video showing people how to make it. For every mask sold, two will be donated to local health care workers. Visit KiniZamora.
Kira Hawaii – $12
Kira Hawaii sells face masks for $12 and a 10 pack of mask filters for $12. A mask comes with disposable 5 layer filters (use 1 filter for up 3-4 days). The first layer of mask is a waterproof fabric that reliably repels moisture outside. Visit kirahawaii.com.
Kula Bands – $16
Kula Bands are bandanas in nature-inspired prints that come in one size in a soft, microfiber fabric that can be used as a face shield. The bands are available for $16 each, and are available at Down to Earth and Whole Foods Market or kulabands.com. The company donates bands to local homeless charities and others in public service.
Ky’s International Fashions – $4 each in packs of 10, 25, 50, or 100
Lani’s General Store – $16
Lani’s has a face masks in small (kid’s), medium (women’s), and large (men’s) sizes for $16. Masks are made out of 100% cotton and linen. Masks are washable. Visit lanisgeneralstore.com.
Lavahut – $15 to $20
Designed and made in Honolulu, the face masks come in different Hawaiian print designs and in different shapes with adjustable ties for a more customized fit. They are available in children and adult sizes. Lavahut is offering 100% cotton Aloha print masks made in Honolulu, with elastic loops or adjustable ties and pocket inserts in child and adult sizes for $15 to $20 each. Visit lavahut.com.
Lexbreezy Hawaii – $15
Lexbreezy Hawaii has a “buy a mask, give a mask” campaign. The masks for sale include various tropical prints for $15 made out of a cotton with a pocket for filters (not included) and elastic ear straps. Masks are made to order and take three to four weeks to ship. Many are currently sold out. Visit lexbreezyhawaii.com or follow @lexbreezyhawaii on Instagram for updates.
Lifetime of Creations Nana’s Way – $8
Lifetime of Creations Nana’s Way sells double-layered, Hawaiian print fabric face masks for $8 each. Free deliver for Oahu customers. One size only. Visit lifetimeofcreations.com or call 384-8069.
Lilikoi Love Hawaii – $18 to $20
Keiki and adult sizes are available in stylish prints. All orders can be made online. Visit lilikoilovehawaii.com
Little Things Hawaii – $15 for adults, $12 for keiki
Little Things Hawaii sells handmade fabric face masks for keiki and adults. For every mask purchased, Little Things donates five to those on the front lines. Child masks are $12 each, and adult masks are $15 each. Follow @thelittlethingshi on Instagram for live sales. Email email@example.com.
Local Design Hawaii – $6.99
Local Design offers Hawaiian fabric masks made out of 100% cotton for $6.99 each. Visit localdesignhawaii.com.
Logos Bookstore of Hawaii – $8.79
Logos Bookstore sells fabric face masks made in for $8.79 each. Logos Bookstore is at 760 Halekauwila St. Visit logosbookstorehawaii.com or call 596-8890.
Mailelani – $6.95
Mailelani’s on Kauai sells fabric face masks in a variety of Aloha prints with an internal pocket for $6.95, with free shipping through May 31. Prints include Hukilau, Happy Pineapples, and Can Spam. One size fits all. Visit mailelanis.com, call 245-7163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Makai Hawaii – $12 to $15
Makai Hawaii is offering two- or three layered Hawaiian print and solid face masks for keiki, teens and adults made of poly/cotton fabric, with elastic straps tied in knots to allow for adjustments. Two-layered masks are $12 each, and three-layer masks are $15 each. Shipping is free within the U.S., and $5 for USPS Priority. Email email@example.com.
Manuheali‘i – $10
Manuheali‘i has launched a line of cloth face masks in assorted prints, some of which match their dresses. The masks come with a built-in, pellon layer. $10 each. Updates are available on Instagram @manuhealii. Visit manuhealii.com.
Manaola Hawaii – $38 for adults, $23 for keiki
Manaola Hawaii sells masks with three layers and a pocket insert in unique prints. Keiki masks are $23, adults masks $38. Presale orders are being accepted for when the next shipment becomes available. Manaola will donate medical masks to the local community to support first responders, health care workers, and essential workers. Visit manaolahawaii.com.
Maru – $10
Retired designer Lisa Maru is selling hand-sewn, fabric face masks for $10 each, the old fashioned way, from a stand right in front of her driveway at 441 Keolu Drive in Kailua. The selection includes prints of pineapples, surf motifs, mustaches and more. The masks are reversible, with ear bands made from swimsuit fabric. Available 4:00-6:30 p.m. every day except Sunday. Call Lisa at 261-2173.
Masks4All – $7
Punahou School students and parents are offering face masks in order to donate to those in need. Masks are $7 each in a variety of prints, ranging from Aloha prints to trendy animal prints. One size fits all. Proceeds will be used to make masks for seniors at retirement homes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 277-4373.
Masks Hawaii – $10 for 10, $20 for 25, $35 for 50, $65 for 100
Masks Hawaii has disposable face masks with 3-ply protection. Masks are sold in packets of 10, 20, 50, or 100 masks. ($10, $20, $35, $65). Visit maskshawaii.com. Email email@example.com or text 808-673-3151 for more information.
Maui Manjookies – $20
To order, customers will have to direct message the company on Instagram @mauimanjookies808. The payment will be through Venmo.
Muumuu Heaven – $10
The company is selling 100% cotton and reversible masks for $10 each at muumuuheaven.com.
Ninth Isle – $10 (discounts for three or more)
Ninth Isle makes four layered face masks and DIY Face Mask Pre-Cut Fabric kits. Visit ninthisle.com
Two-ply masks in various prints and colors are available for $10. Visit oahumasks.com or call 621-3000.
Palaka Hawaii – $10
Palaka Hawaii is selling 100% cotton palaka masks with microfiber lining in an assortment of colors including black, red, navy blue, yellow, green, gray, and royal blue, subject to availability. Large size only. $10 each, including domestic shipping and one Pellon-type, non-woven filter. Email Sparkylandhawaii@gmail.com to order.
Papaya Sun – $15
All face mask is sourced locally from various vendors. Papaya Sun is selling a variety of Aloha print face masks made locally for $15 and up. The prints include hibiscus, breadfruit, hula girls, and hibiscus. Available in accordion styles, elastic and tie-back styles. Visit papayasun.com.
Pilikana – $10
The Pilikana Boutique on Hawaii island sells pleated-style fabric face masks in a variety of colors for $10 each. For each one sold, one is donated to health care and essential workers. Visit pilikanaboutique.com.
Pineapple Palaka offers two-layer palaka masks made from cotton with a filter pocket elastic ear loops. The palaka prints are currently in lavender and made from palaka usually used for neckties. For every mask sold, two are donated to health care workers. Visit pineapplepalaka.com or @pineapplepalaka on Instagram.
Pomai – $15
Pomai‘s Paws is now making face masks. The reversible face masks come with ribbon ties instead of elastic, a concealed, flexible nose wire, for $15 each (plus $8 shipping) in keiki and adult sizes. To order, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Facebook @Pomai’s Paws or Instagram @pomais.paws.
Puka – $11
Puka offers an assorted color of masks in small (six by eight inches) or large (six and three-quarters by 10 inches) with filter pockets for $11 per mask plus shipping. To submit an order, email email@example.com, call 369-6526. Visit pukaprintshawaii.com.
Reyn – $15.99
Reyn Spooner is selling triple-layer, countour Aloha masks for $15.99 each. One size only. Limit of four masks per order. No returns or exchanges. Visit reynspooner.com or call 866-558-1067.
Sati Gems Hawaii – $10
Sati Gems sells face masks in various aloha prints for $10 each. Masks are handmade with %100 cotton lined with cotton flannel, hand washable and the elastic can be adjusted to your size. Visit satigemshawaii.com.
Sandy Feet Hawaii
Sandy offers masks with nose wire and a pocket for filter insert on Etsy with free shipping. Check @sandyfeethawaii on Instagram.
Selective – $28 to $32
Selective HA is selling masks in solids or patterns with cotton linings. Available for children and adults for $28 to $32 with a separate carbon filter for $5.50. A do-it-yourself T-shirt face mask tutorial and pattern is also available for free online. Visit selectiveha.com or follow @selective_ha on Instagram.
Shaka Time Hawaii – $9 to $16
Shaka Time Hawaii sells cloth face masks in solid colors for $9 or aloha print for $16. The masks are a one-size-fits all and are washable.
Surviving Hawaii – $10 to $15
Sky Dreams – Pay shipping only
Sky Dreams began the “Giving Back Project.” Masks are free and the only thing you pay for is shipping. Visit skydreamsllc.com
T&L Muumuu Factory – $5
This family-owned shop in Kakaako is currently making fabric masks made in Hawaii in a variety of colorful prints for $5 each, reversible, with elastic bands. One size fits most. Made of 100% cotton and poly-cotton. For every mask sold, T&L will donate a mask to a healthcare worker. Visit muumuufactory.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org call 941-4183 to order.
Ten Tomorrow – $24
Ten Tomorrow is offering 100% cotton masks lined with rayon cotton and a pocket to fit a filter (not included). Ten Tomorrow is donating masks to health care workers. The masks cost $24 each. Visit tentomorrow.com.
Tori Richard – $1 for postage
The order comes in a set of four. Tori Richard offered thousands of fabric face masks for free, as long as requests were accompanied by $1 in postage. Each family was limited to an order of four. Visit toririchard.com.
Western – $22
Western Aloha is manufacturing woven cloth face masks in its lightweight palaka fabric made for $22 each. one size fits most. Visit westernaloha.com.
Valia – $25 to $30
Valia Honolulu is handmaking fabric and lace face masks for $25-$30. For each one sold, one will be donated to a health care worker. Visit valiahonolulu.com or call 208-8585.
Vermilli – $20
Vermilli is offering masks for $20. For every mask sold, at least one mask is being donated to health care workers and the Honolulu Police Department. Visit vermilli.
XO Restaurant – $10 ($8 for health care workers)
XO Restaurant has fabric face masks for sale in sizes baby to kids, adult and XL, for just $10 each ($8 for health care workers). They are 100% cotton, and customers can request a cut for a filter insert. Open 5 to 8 p.m. daily. Call 384-3281. XO Restaurant is on Instagram as @restaurant_xo.
Yay Hawaii Jewelry – $45 for 50 pack
Yay Hawaii offers a pack of 50 surgical disposable face masks for $45. Yay Hawaii has two methods of shipping:
- Shipping with Flattened box – $7.50. We will remove the sealed plastic bag of masks from the box, flatten it and put both in the plastic mailer bag. Comes with a tracking number.
- Shipping with original box – $14. We will ship using USPS Medium Flat Rate Priority if you do not want us taking the sealed bag of masks out of the box. We can fit three boxes per medium flat rate box. Comes with a tracking number and $100 shipping insurance from USPS.
Zippy’s – $9.95
Zippy’s is selling a Z-mask made from cotton for $9.95 each. Visit zippys.com or call a local restaurant to check on availability.
Honolulu Star Advertiser – Where to purchase a face mask in Hawaii
By Allan Salvador
Ka Lā staff writer