Face Masks Are the New Corporate Swag

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Helen Rankin
Helen Rankin

Published: August 18, 2020

If someone told us a year ago that face masks would be the top requested swag item, we would have laughed. But it’s true: the face mask has become the new corporate swag no one saw coming. While the world experiences uncertainty, a consistent theme for business owners and managers has been communicating the right message. How can we keep our employees safe? How do we show clients we care?  Sending employees and clients a branded face mask with a thoughtful note and supportive swag really hit that sentiment. 

Why are clients gifting face masks?

When Covid-19 first hit, SwagUp wasn’t promoting face masks. In fact, we were probably the last company to promote or even offer it without a client asking. Was it odd to send someone a face mask? What if it sent the wrong message? But then we spoke with our clients and saw the reason behind why they were requesting face masks in the first place. We realized it’s a thoughtful way to tell employees and clients you care and that we are all in this together. 
Our clients saw value in providing face masks to employees to let them know to stay safe. Actions speak louder than words, and this gesture said, We are thinking of you and we are here for you.

For companies that were deemed essential, they knew they wanted to ensure employees had proper face coverings but could still enjoy some team spirit and corporate branding. Other companies wanted to provide a branded facial mask for employees returning to the office safely. No one could have guessed it, but it’s safe to say that the face mask is now the new staple swag and most requested swag item. 

Best Face Mask for Corporate Swag 

Whether you are sending to employees or clients as a thoughtful gift of brand awareness, our team breaks down the best face mask options for your corporate swag. 

Known Supply  – #1  Recommended 🏆 

Our top recommended branded face mask is from Known Supply which is not only eco-friendly but also ethically sourced. This ethical clothing company says its best: they are humanizing the apparel industry. All of their materials are from recycled materials and are made around the world providing jobs for women.  Every piece from Known Supply is hand-signed from the person who made it with their story. We love what this brand stands for and applaud them for showing the world that doing good and producing quality are not mutually exclusive. The mask itself is well-made, soft to the touch, doesn’t feel itchy or heavy on your face, and available at low minimums. If you have a small team or only need to send branded masks to a few clients/employees, this option offers minimums as low as 12. 

Pros: Recycled, Eco, Ethical, Soft, Low Minimum   

Product Details:

  • Upcycled Pima cotton fabric from our t-shirts 
  • 3 layers of soft cotton Washable & reusable 
  • Contrast inner lining 8.5″ wide x 6.5″ tall 
  • (center) Minimum order – 12 

All Over Print Face Mask

If you want to showcase your brand loud and proud, we recommend this All Over Print Face  Mask. You don’t have any restrictions on what you can design and the number of colors does not change the price of this face mask because it’s a full-color print. 

We also like that this mask offers adjustable straps to fit your face size. It’s the best one size fits all option. Perfect if you are sending to large teams or client lists. We offer this option in our SwagUp Sample Packs exactly for that reason. This mask also comes with filters to keep your branded face mask clean. 

Pros: No Design Restrictions, Adjustable, Easy Fit, One Size Fits All, Fast Turn-around

Product Details:

  • 240g Elastic Polyester 1-ply Adjustable
  • Elastic ear loops 
  • One size fits all 
  • Minimum order – 100

Knitted Reusable Face Mask

We like this combed cotton knit-in design option as a nice affordable option with a quick turnaround time. If you are looking for something you can have a fun print design with, this branded face mask gives you that option. Minimums are at our standard 50 piece per order.

Pros: Full-color Print, No Design Limitations, Affordable, Fast Production Time 

Product Details: 

  • Double layered knit face mask 
  • Combed Cotton knit-in design on front panel 
  • Elastic bands secure the mask around the ears 
  • Minimum order – 50
  • Rush (7 day) available

Daily Reusable Face Mask

If you are looking for something simple that can be adjusted for size, this reusable branded face mask is it!  It comes with two ear loops to fit your face. It’s also a nice option since it folds up easily and is washer friendly. The perfect on the go mask (plus it’s super easy to wash!)

Pros: Multiple Loops, Folds Easily, Secured Fit, Affordable

Product Details: 

  • Raw edges, 1-ply 
  • Two ear holes accommodate diverse face shapes and sizes 
  • Contoured design to cover the wearer’s nose and mouth 
  • One size fits all 
  • 52% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton
  • 48% polyester fleece
  • 7.0 oz Minimum order – 120

Custom Pattern Face Mask with Filter Pocket

This fun branded face mask that offers all-over print and a pocket for filters. (Note: filters are not included) It’s a nice size and folded up easily without taking up much space. The fabric is also made specifically to trap moisture. 

Pros: Pocket For Filer (*Filter Not Included), Custom Pattern, Full Color.

Product Details: 

  • Made of two layers of polyester fabric with two elastic loops
  • Pocket for a removable filter
  • Washable (with filter removed)
  • Material: 100% polyester, moisture-wicking fabric
  • *Filter not included
  • Minimum order – 100

Bandana Reusable Face Covering

Just as the name implies, this bandana is the ultimate option if you want to promote your brand! It’s a full-color option so you can create a fun pattern without having to worry about it impacting price. This swag item also is great for its multi-use as a hair tie, headband, neck scarf, and face mask – the options are endless! 

Pros: Multi-use, Washable, Full-color Design Options 

Product Details:

  • Multi-functional headwear that starts flat
  • Can be used as a beanie, headband, face mask, neck scarf, rally towel, balaclava, wristband, and more 
  • Measures 9.84” W x 19.69” H 
  • Made from 130 GSM stretchy microfiber polyester 
  • Minimum order – 250

🌟 Looking for more swag ideas? We got you covered!

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