Need to Stock Up on Face Masks? Here are 30+ Made in USA Options

By Monique Mansfield
Jul 21 2020 |
Indiana handbag maker cinda b is among the American manufacturers who are making masks that the public can purchase online. | Photo courtesy cinda b

This list can ensure that your masks are Made in America.

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!

  1. All American Clothing – Arcanum, Ohio
  2. All USA Clothing – Keego Harbor, Michigan
  3. American Blanket Company – Fall River, Massachusetts
  4. American Giant – Middlesex, North Carolina
  5. American Mask Project – Los Angeles, California
  6. American Roots – Westbrook, Maine
  7. Aviator – Los Angeles, California
  8. Beaudin Designs – Atlanta, Georgia
  9. Betsy Olmsted – Saratoga Springs, New York
  10. Blade + Blue – San Francisco, California
  11. Brian the Pekingese – California
  12. Brave Star Selvage – Los Angeles, California
  13. The Cat Ball – Bellevue, Washington
  14. cinda B – Fort Wayne, Indiana
  15. City Threads – Los Angeles, California
  16. Coin 1084 – Los Angeles, California
  17. Dearborn Denim – Chicago, Illinois
  18. Decent Exposures – Seattle, Washington
  19. Fit USA Manufacturing – Ormond Beach, Florida
  20. Island Slipper – Oahu, Hawaii
  21. Karen Kane – Los Angeles, California
  22. L.C. King Manufacturing – Bristol, Tennessee
  23. Lifetime Leather Co. – San Tan Valley, Arizona
  24. Onzie Mindful Masks – Los Angeles, California
  25. Project Repat – Morganton, North Carolina
  26. Quality Mask Supply – Baltimore, Maryland
  27. Stormy Kromer – Ironwood, Michigan
  28. Toile – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  29. Tom Bihn – Seattle, Washington
  30. Tough Traveler – Schenectady, New York
  31. 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.