While wearing a non-medical mask or face covering has not been proven to protect the person wearing it from coronavirus, when worn properly, it can help reduce the spread of infectious respiratory droplets. Note: Wearing a mask is not a substitute for good hygiene, such as washing your hands, and public health measures, including physical distancing. It’s not one or the other! The Government of Canada has provided two no-sew tutorials (we’ve also compiled a few here) and guidelines for wearing a mask. If you’re looking to purchase one, or a few, here’s a list of Canadian fashion brands that are now selling masks – there’s never been a better time to support local businesses. And if you’re in Quebec, here are 30 locally made options in the province.


As the coronavirus pandemic progressed, Olive + Splash founder Melanie Wong looked for a way to ensure that customers could pick up their packages safely. Her solution? A contactless “drive-thru” at the company’s Burlington, Ont. warehouse – all you have to do is pull up to the window. In addition to their line of unisex athleisure, the brand is making masks with the same bamboo cotton fabric. “I was going to the grocery store with a bandana tied around my face and it didn’t feel safe,” says Wong. Along with safety, the masks were designed with comfort and style in mind. “There’s a little arch for your nose to fit in and then it slips down so if you wear glasses, it’s not pushing up on them.” Shop: $22.99-$49.99, oliveandsplash.com


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