Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s affected Black and Latinx people far more than white people in the U.S. — which only serves to highlight the systemic racism, in the healthcare system and elsewhere, that has plagued us much longer than this virus. Why, then, shouldn’t Black-owned businesses get a fair share of the profit as we try to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus? That’s why we’re happy to present this list of the best kids face masks available from Black-owned businesses.
As with our other lists of face masks for children, we searched for the reusable cloth coverings that promise to be both comfortable and super cute. These masks feature favorite characters for the little ones (no younger than 2 years old, of course), and gorgeous prints and brilliant colors for the children with more sophisticated tastes. Those designs go a long way in convincing children to strap them onto their faces, especially during summer. Breathable fabrics and adjustable straps are essential, too. If your kid is constantly adjusting their face masks or taking them off to breathe, that’s definitely going to defeat their purpose.
Perhaps best of all, a lot of these mask designers offer their attractive designs in adult sizes too, so your whole family can go out in style while showing how much you care about keeping your community healthy.
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A version of this story was originally published in July 2020.