When to wear mask

CELEBRATING the employment of three extra sewing technicians to cope with orders, The Social Outfit has seen unprecedented demand for their cute and colourful masks made from remnant fabrics.

This not-for-profit Newtown boutique manufacturer is operating a “buy one, give one” model, meaning for every mask you buy, one is donated to a person in need.

Retail Manager Timothy Goh says that after selling over 1,500 masks with demand rising daily, they have capped the number of masks available for sale each day.

“We wanted to give something back to the community,” he said.

“Producing these masks has been a win, win situation for everyone; they cost $27 to order online or $25 to buy in-house.

“In delivering the donated masks to those in need, we collaborated with charity partners and community groups.

“One of these partners, Two Good, is an organisation that distributes meals to those in need and as part of its ‘eat one, treat one’ initiative since 2015, has been working to feed and support domestic violence survivors.”

An ethical fashion brand celebrating creativity and diversity, The Social Outfit employs and trains people from refugee and new migrant communities.

You can check out the bold prints at and order online or buy one in-person at the 188 King Street store on Fridays and Saturdays between 10am and 6pm.

Dulwich Hill neighbourhood restaurant (and hub for producing artisan sausages and craft beer), the Sausage Factory has also taken to producing made-to-order, reusable, cloth face masks in your choice of size, fabric and binding for $35 – with prints ranging from the soft and feminine to more ‘masc-leaning’.

You can order online at

Masks can be picked up from the Sausage Factory (380 New Canterbury Road) on Tuesday from 5-7pm or through a twice weekly delivery service to Inner West residents.