This list can ensure that your masks are Made in America.
Editor’s Update, Oct. 22, 2021: Made in USA mask makers need you to TAKE ACTION! Why is the U.S. government giving an edge to imports of Made in China face masks at the expense of American manufacturers? It’s time to end tariff exclusions for Chinese-made PPE.
Editor’s Update, March 5, 2021: This blog post continues to be one of our most popular posts of all time. We’ll continue to update it with additional face mask options, but if you are in the market for a N95 respirator mask, check out this blog post.
Editor’s Update, Dec. 11, 2020: This is one of our most popular blog posts ever, and we aren’t surprised. The COVID-19 pandemic has really driven home for so many Americans the importance of reshoring critical manufacturing, and buying Made in America personal protective equipment like face masks is one way to help.
Since we posted this piece, we’ve heard from several additional manufacturers who say they are making face masks and other PPE in the United States, including:
Altor Safety — Valley Cottage, New York
Brilliance Air — Rialto, California
Ceemly — Garden Grove, California
Hero Life Sciences — Corona, California
Luosh USA — Marietta, Georgia
Lutema — San Diego, California
Operation Med, Inc. — Las Vegas, Nevada
Print My Smile — Mason, Ohio
Pyxis — Lawrence, Massachusetts
R Family Products — Florida
Rankin PPE — Gaithersburg, Maryland
Sparta RX — Sparta, New Jersey
Turmerry — Charlotte, North Carolina
We’ll continue to add Made in USA PPE options to this list, and you can always search our Made in America Directory for all sorts of American-made products.
A growing number of states are requiring that people wear a face covering when entering a public facility to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
We’ve spent a lot of time covering the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). While hundreds of American manufacturers have now stepped up to make PPE since the coronavirus crisis began, much of it is still made overseas.
China makes over half the world’s face masks, and that it is also a large part of the reason the U.S. experienced an initial shortage. Chinese companies are now working to produce more masks quickly– but at what cost to human rights?
A New York Times investigation found many of China’s companies are using forced labor performed by the Muslim ethnic minority population known as Uighurs to make face masks, all under the guise of a government-sponsored program. These face masks are reaching U.S. shores; shipments manufactured under these conditions were traced to a medical supply company in Georgia.
So, if you are looking to buy face masks and want to make sure your purchase does not support these human rights violations, the easiest thing to do is shop Made in America. Plus, you can feel good knowing that your money is going to support American manufacturers and workers, especially given the challenging economic times we are in.
Check out 30 Made in USA mask makers below, along with their locations in case you are looking to shop as locally as possible. Send us a tweet at @keepitmadeinusa if we’ve missed any of your favorites!
All American Clothing – Arcanum, Ohio
All USA Clothing – Keego Harbor, Michigan
American Blanket Company – Fall River, Massachusetts
American Giant – Middlesex, North Carolina
American Mask Project – Los Angeles, California
American Roots – Westbrook, Maine
Aviator – Los Angeles, California
Beaudin Designs – Atlanta, Georgia
Betsy Olmsted – Saratoga Springs, New York
Blade + Blue – San Francisco, California
Brian the Pekingese – California
Brave Star Selvage – Los Angeles, California
The Cat Ball – Bellevue, Washington
cinda B – Fort Wayne, Indiana
City Threads – Los Angeles, California
Coin 1084 – Los Angeles, California
Dearborn Denim – Chicago, Illinois
Decent Exposures – Seattle, Washington
Fit USA Manufacturing – Ormond Beach, Florida
Island Slipper – Oahu, Hawaii
Karen Kane – Los Angeles, California
L.C. King Manufacturing – Bristol, Tennessee
Lifetime Leather Co. – San Tan Valley, Arizona
Onzie Mindful Masks – Los Angeles, California
Project Repat – Morganton, North Carolina
Quality Mask Supply – Baltimore, Maryland
Stormy Kromer – Ironwood, Michigan
Toile – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tom Bihn – Seattle, Washington
Tough Traveler – Schenectady, New York
TWITTER SUGGESTION! Pride Masks – Chicago, Illinois
Editor’s Note: Blogs like this one are intended to highlight companies that support American jobs and that make great products in the United States. We rely on companies we feature to provide accurate information regarding their domestic operations and their products. Each company is individually responsible for labeling and advertising their products according to applicable standards, such as the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in USA” standard or California’s “Made in USA” labeling law. We do not review individual products for compliance or claim that company products comply with specific labeling or advertising standards. Our focus is on supporting companies that create American jobs.