As we enter a time when wearing a face mask is highly recommended, if not legally required in some places, you’re probably wondering what the best solution is. With medical masks in limited supply and the DIY variety requiring textile know-how, the cloth masks from Re-nt are a convenient and fun alternative. On a mission to cut clothing waste, the Berlin platform has been offering upcycled and vintage garments online since 2018. Now, in response to the current public health crisis, Re-nt are collaborating with up-and-coming fashion designers and students to create a range of mouth and nose coverings that are made from existing fabric and washable at high temperatures. With a range of colors, shapes and patterns – from the elegant “Karl” in white to the relaxed “Greenscarf” wrap-around mask – you are bound to find a style that fits. And because getting a correct fit is so important, the team have posted some guidelines on how to wear your mask. A functional, comfortable and best of all sew-free solution. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Cherie Birkner)
For something more plain, check out Stoffbruch’s white masks made in Poland or the black silk covers from Schmidttakahashi. Still want to go homemade? Check out this handy guide for making a mask yourself.