We know convincing kids (or ourselves) to wear face masks is easier said than done.
But we also know it’s the safe and smart thing to do! Now kids and parents in Indiana are required to wear masks when in public places under the state’s executive order. (As if parenting isn’t hard enough already…here, put on this mask and touch nothing!)
Luckily plenty of local companies have parents in mind – offering up colorful designs, breathable fabrics, and convenient ordering. We thank you! Demand is heavy for masks, so be prepared for a delay in orders and shipping.
Kids Face Mask Makers in Indy:
Why We Like Them: The designs complement the vibe of the store – modern, fun, happy. Choose from sharks, trucks, balloon animals and more! Available in three sizes to fit kids 2 – 9 years old. Most styles ship next day with free shipping. They’ve been selling quickly and restock masks each week day at approximately 6:00 pm.
Why We Like Them: Owner Valerie offers top-notch custom face masks for adults and kids. Each mask is made to order by a seamstress with 40+ years sewing experience and 8 years of teaching sewing. Over 50 awesome fabric prints to choose from!
Why We Like Them: These fun masks are made locally in Indy by Cindy Baldwin of Oz & Evie and are about as hip as a face mask can be. The masks are pre-washed and ready to wear. Wash and re-use it again and again. Designs are fun – including Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mickey Mouse, Spider-Man … even donuts.
Why We Like Them: The price for the kids’ masks are only $5, the best price we’ve seen so far. They offer custom masks (monogram, name, logo, etc). They also offer smiley faced cotton his-and-her masks.
Why We Like Them: You can order them premade, or experiment with a sewing kit. For the premade, they have a large variety of designs. They even have a bendable nose piece for a tighter fit (and to help prevent glasses from fogging up).
Why We Like Them: This small, Indy-based sports gear business is making masks, with fabric that wraps around the ear – for extra comfort. They offer ones that say “I Love Indy” along with positive messages, like “Focus,” “Go Get It,” and “Blessed”. It’s double layered with a pocket for mask filters (also available for purchase, 5-pack for $6.99). Indicate that you need a smaller size for kids in the instructions when ordering!
Why We Like Them: Erin is a custom dress designer – so she is one of the city’s top experts on sewing. She has a large variety of quality fabrics and materials – and offers three different designs, including one design that ties twice in the back (to save your ears).
Why We Like Them: They have a large selection of fabrics for both kids and adults. Even a glow in the dark Darth Vader!
Why We Like Them: The designs are modern — sugar skulls, animals, three different chambray textures. They’re handmade in San Francisco and they have soft elastic ear loops.
Why We Like Them: This Fishers-based company offers a great variety with sports teams (IU, Colts, Pacers). They even offer the shield masks with clear plastic that goes over your eye for extra protection.
Why We Like Them: They showcase their designs on Instagram – and we loved the patriotic accordion style ones. We also loved her other inventory – kid aprons, toddler tool belts, playing card holders for little hands, and more.
Why We Like Them: Well, the name is incredible, for starters. The masks are available with both elastic around the ears and ones that tie (at the top and bottom).
Why We Like Them: Zionsville-based. Their parent company designs costumes for high school show choir – so the spongy material is breathable, washable and sturdy. They also offer a family pack for 7.
Why We Like Them: This Zionsville-based seller is offering a huge variety of designs, including Paw Patrol, Llamas, Frozen II, Star Wars, Rainbow Stripes, and more.
Why We Like Them: New face masks hit the site weekly at this Pittsboro-based shop. Washable, double layered and super cute!
Why We Like Them: They have Indiana masks, ET, pizza, cats, Frozen, and more in adult large, adult medium/teen and children’s sizes. A portion of the proceeds are donated to people/organizations in need. They can offer custom masks made with your business logo and design.
Why We Like Them: Local Etsy shop owner Kristen has fun designs — Gilmore Girls, Winnie the Pooh and some more modern polka dot/feather/arrow designs – for kids and adults. It’s a more fitted style then many out there.
Adult Face Mask Makers in Indy:
Why We Like Them: This company was started by the owners of ZIPS Indy, a locally-owned ZIPS Dry Cleaners franchise. Emma and Larry. And if you need a bulk order, please email them at [email protected] and they’ll hook you up.
Why We Like Them: These masks are durable and breathable, better for longer wears. Plus, this company is offering FREE masks for those risking it all for our health and safety.
Why We Like Them: By purchasing a mask, you are helping to support PUP and keep their stitchers busy. For every mask purchased, they will donate an additional mask. The fabric was generously donated by Crimson Tate.
Why We Like Them: This Speedway-based brand is making race-themed face socks – a great alternative to those who can’t wear the masks with elastic around their ears. To purchase, email [email protected] or call (317) 432-7624.
Why We Like Them: These cloth face mask designs have great variety, including grey pinstripes, floral and unicorns!
Other Face Mask Shops:
Why We Like Them: Disney is officially selling face masks, including The Avengers and Baby Yoda masks. They come in sets of four for $20. The company will donate all mask profits (up to $1 million) to MedShare.
Why We Like Them: Find your favorite sports team – NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, WNBA and more! Each order comes with a 3-pack.
Why We Like Them: They offer such fun masks — including youth and adult Fiona, sloths, cheetahs, red pandas, and more.
Why We Love Them: Golden Girls. Enough said. (Plus each mask has 3 filter layers of PM2.5.)
Local Mask Accessories Makers:
Here are some great accessories to help make the masks more comfortable.
Why We Like Them: This Zionsville-based shop owner makes these cloth headbands in 10 assorted colors. These have been very popular with medical staff.
Why We Like Them: This mask extender, made with a 3D printer or laser cutter, helps ease the pressure of the elastic bands on face masks. Easy to attach and makes your mask even more comfortable to wear.