Submitted by Nigel, aka LondonSubNigel (3),
In an increasing number of places around the world, people are being asked or required to wear face masks when out in public, as part of the efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
A number of kink and LGBT-friendly vendors are making masks from a variety of fabrics, and this blog post is intended to provide quick links to them for those who are interested.
Please note that we can make no medical guarantees about any of the products linked to, nor can we verify that they will meet any specific requirements in your location. If you are going out frequently, remember that any mask may potentially be contaminated, so give consideration to how it can be cleaned, and whether you may need more than one mask, to allow time for washing others. Warnings aside, we hope you'll find this a useful resource that will allow you to buy masks that support clubs and LGBT-friendly businesses. In some cases, there may be a waiting list or delay, due to demand - please check individual sites for the latest info.
This venue has a range of masks priced at $14.99.
We have added three mask designs to our BLUF Gear store, priced at £12.49 in the UK and a little over €14 in Europe. We have a different design for the North American store, which covers Canada, the USA and Australia. Profits from these masks help support BLUF and will also contribute towards our fundraising for leather venues.
Based in San Francisco, this seller is making leather face masks, with 10% of proceeds supporting the Bay Area Leather Lifeline.
This Bremen store carries a selection of face masks from Tysk Berlin.
Based in Den Haag, Kink Caps is a new company that just makes leather face coverings, starting from €25
This Chicago based company has a range of leather surgical style masks in a range of colours and patterns, starting from $27.95
Texas-based Leather Masters has retooled to make in a range of colours and patterns, priced from $15. They also sell filters, and are donating masks to first responders.
This Dutch company has face masks that cover mouth and nose, made from calf leather and priced at €15
This German company has a range of facemasks, including the leather flag, and 20% of their proceeds support the work of the Waldschlossen Academy, against homo- trans- and interphobia.
The Face Glove from Lux is made of leather, and costs £45.
Mister B now has facemasks available online and in store. Each store has nominated a local charity to be supported by the proceeds.
The Contagion face mask costs £75
Mr S has added reversible hanky face masks to their store, for $17.95, and is donating 500 to local organisations in San Francisco.
This firm offers an officially licenced Tom of Finland facemask from $18, with part of the proceeds supporting the Tom of Finland Foundation
This UK company has a wide range of masks, including kink-themed ones, for £10.99
This LA store has a range of face masks, including the leather flag, and neoprene versions, from $12.99 upwards.
Rubio Leather has created the 2020 Facemask available in black, or camo leather, with various colour and piping options, from $79. For full details see this Facebook post
Based in Austin, Sir Rat has leather face masks in a range of colours, for $45.
London-based Spitfire has a range of face masks which they say are designed to be worn over a medically approved mask. Prices from £30.
Barcode Berlin has a range of fabric masks and filters in their store
Binge has a range of masks including some Pride inspired ones, and will be supporting the UK's NHS Charities via their sale.
This bear-oriented shop has a lot of masks including a Leather Wolf design, and each mask sold raises €2 for charities fighting COVID-19
This store has a rainbow fabric mask in their store
Burly Shirts in Maine is selling hand made bandana face masks from $12
They tell us they're 'gay as hell' so why not support this New York based vendor and grab one of their face masks
This gay run T-shirt maker now has a wide range of face masks.
Moody Bear has face masks with a large or small version of their logo, for £6.50
If you supply face masks, and are a kink/LGBTQ run or supporting store, and would like to be added to this list, please get in touch