5 Arab Brands to Buy Your Face Mask From

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Local, sustainable, and for a good cause

July 6, 2021

Lockdown measures might have started to ease in some countries, but we’re still very much living through a pandemic. Yes, being able to roam the streets again after three months of quarantine feels exceptionally freeing, but that also means safety measures are even more important.

Governments, alongside the World Health Organization, now recommend wearing a cloth mask whenever you’re out in public, namely because they actually work. One visual experiment published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that masks block nearly all droplets from the mouth when one speaks. Another, conducted on patients who had influenza, proved the same. Needless to say, wearing a cloth mask is a must—and you can help support local Arab brands while you’re at it.

We’ve rounded up some of the best facemasks, all of which are sustainable, and support local causes, of course.


Looking for a way to support Lebanon’s nurses in the fight against coronavirus? Buy one of Bokja’s masks. The company, which is typically in the business of furniture-making, has partially converted into face mask production, and the proceeds are donated to local hospitals in Lebanon.

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