43 Charlotte shops selling face masks: Support local and prevent spreading COVID-19

Jessica Swannie
·11 min read

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that the state would remain in Phase 2 for at least three weeks and require face masks in public.

Now, having a few face masks on hand is more important than ever.

Prior to reopenings, there was discussion around whether it would be mandatory to wear a face mask out in public to hinder the likelihood of infection. That didn’t happen, and a dip in social distancing since the expiration of stay-at-home orders has corresponded with the coronavirus spreading further in Mecklenburg County, the Charlotte Observer has reported.

All signs point to face masks remaining in high demand. But the “out of stock” note on Amazon shouldn’t deter you from purchasing protection. Rather, get off that app and instead support these local retailers that are offering hand-made cloth face coverings:

(1) 704 Shop

1616 Camden Road, Suite 140

This Charlotte-themed shop lets you show your “704” pride with hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts — and now masks. The team is expecting a restock by the end of the week, which will include three additional designs.

To purchase: Order from the website for delivery.

Price: $18

Reader Barbara Williamson sent us a selfie showing off her face mask from 704 Shop.
Reader Barbara Williamson sent us a selfie showing off her face mask from 704 Shop.