During the Covid-19 pandemic, people all over the world have been encouraged to wear masks for the protection and safety of the community.  Masks with Ellen produces local masks to sell and distribute all over Canada and the United States.

Masks with Ellen started with me, Ellen, sewing masks on the dining room table, taking orders via Facebook, and eagerly waiting for potential local customers to pick up masks from my door, hoping they wouldn't ghost me.  After selling over 300 masks, I realised it was time to streamline the process by setting up a website.  I've also relocated my sewing station about 1.5 metres away from the dining table. Progress! 

I don't know how long the need for masks will continue, but I am happy that I've found a way to contribute in the meantime.

Mask Information


  • COVERING: 100% cotton
  • FASTENER: elastic (may contain latex)
  • WINDOW (if applicable): polyester

Hand made in BC, Canada with love.

Care Instructions

Wash Hands

  • Before putting on a mask.
  • After adjusting a mask.
  • After removing a mask.

Position and Fit

  • Pocket opening should be facing you (if applicable).
  • Wire should be on the top edge of the mask (if applicable).
  • Pinch wire snug around the nose bridge (if applicable).
  • Cover both nose and mouth.

Avoid Touching

  • Do not touch your face
  • Do not touch the front of your mask.
  • Do not shake dirty masks.

Remove Safely

  • Replace when damp or soiled.
  • Only touch ear loops/ties.
  • Do not touch the front of the mask.
  • Contain and/or wash as soon as possible.

Wash Often

  • Remove window and wash separately (if applicable).
  • Machine wash mask with clothing or hand wash for 20+ seconds.
  • Hang dry.


Wearing a cloth mask will not protect you from COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is good hygiene and public health measures like frequent hand washing, physical distancing, and staying at home if you are sick.

Wearing a cloth mask can reduce the spread of your own infectious respiratory droplets. Wearing a cloth mask in the community is recommended for periods of time when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, particularly in crowded public settings, such as stores, shopping areas, and public transportation.

Cloth masks should not be worn by anyone unable to remove them without assistance, anyone who has trouble breathing, and/or children under 2 years of age.