In view of the potential new regulations coming out here and already implemented in countries such as Germany or Austria, we decided to produce our own face masks and face covers. Never in my years of working as a designer did I think we would have to create something such as this. I thought this was only left to the greats, the likes of Richard Quinn, who I deeply admire, and only for fashion purposes, to add a bit of drama to their seasonal performances during fashion week. But here we are... in a new era, a new normality that will become our day to day until things change again with the need to wear a mask not only as a way to protect ourselves but most importantly to protect others that may sit next to us and may be more vulnerable from contracting the Covid-19 virus.
We thought we would bring you two different types of masks. Undoubtedly the most visually pleasing will be our face covers which are made of pure materials such as cotton and linen and are reversible, in order for you to be able to have two different types of looks and at the same time they are easy to wash. We have prevented ourselves from adding any type of fabric treated with a special material because unless the face covers are fully made of water repellent fabric, following our research with different labs, they could be a source for storing germs, bacteria and virus' more than anything else. The last thing we would like to do is sell a product so that people believe it is completely safe, protecting you from the virus when as a matter of fact it doesn’t. The care is simple and quite straight forward, you wear the mask once when you go out, try as much as possible not to touch it whilst you wear it and the moment you come back you wash it but be aware this is only a facecover. Whilst it is not medical grade, we wanted to adopt the "something is better than nothing" approach and do what we could.