KREL Tropical Knitwear is a Miami-based sustainable collection founded by fashion designer and textile artist Karelle Levy in 2002. During the pandemic, they’ve expanded their item offerings to include head covers, face masks, and head tubes that are hand-knit or made from repurposed items like bikinis. Prices range from $15 – $30, and a portion of the proceeds are driven towards feeding hospital workers and unemployed families in Miami.
The UpCycle Foundation masks are made from (new) 100% heavyweight cotton t-shirts. T-shirts were donated to the Upcycle Foundation for recycling due to a printing error. After careful consideration, they have decided to use them to create face masks during the COVID-19 Pandemic. All of the shirts and masks are made in Miami and play a large role in emphasizing sustainable textile practices.
Mode Revolution is an online boutique platform that is home to over 30 different ethical and sustainable brands. One of Mode Revolution’s brands, No Name Just People, started an amazing initiative during the pandemic called Faces For The People. This initiative focuses on giving 80% of proceeds on face masks back to artisans and informal workers in Latin America who have been highly affected throughout the pandemic by employing them to work on face masks.
KALANI & WOLF
Kalani & Wolf established a beautiful way to connect veterans and civilians during a pandemic. Each mask honors our soldiers and veterans by keeping their stories alive. The masks are made from upcycled uniforms for Army, Navy, Marines, JROTC and more. A portion of sales will go towards the purchase of Military Care Packages.