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!
- 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.