Animal print, beads or plain black, masks become about style

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Masks made of cotton and other washable materials have become a big seller and fashion item as face coverings have been increasingly mandated to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Sales are expected to get another boost after Britain and France announced this week that they will require masks in public indoor spaces. At least 25 U.S. states also are requiring masks in many indoor situations. Vogue magazine has listed 100 “aesthetically pleasing” selections of masks, while styles worn by politicians are driving sales. Etsy is seeing revenue jump from mask sales at the online crafts marketplace.