Over the past few months, multifaceted brand and creative agency (multee)project has pivoted from apparel manufacturing to making masks to help fight the coronavirus outbreak. Created in (multee)project’s local, family-run factory in downtown Los Angeles, the company’s new standard-sized and mini masks are fully lined with 100 percent cotton, water and dirt repellent, and machine washable.
Available in black or gray, the masks are constructed with self-cleaning NanoSphere, a high performance technology from Schoeller Textiles that is breathable and has 4-way stretch. Nanoparticles form a fine structure on the surface of the masks, diminishing contact area and reducing adhesion. In addition to the mask’s self-cleaning effect, nose clips and elastic bands around the ears provide comfort and adjustability, while an internal pocket allows the wearer to insert a filter for additional protection.
With every mask purchased, 20 percent of proceeds will go towards #GetUsPPE, a coalition mobilized to address the PPE shortage and provide more aid to frontline workers. Today is also the last day that (multee)project will donate all proceeds to Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization that works with corporations and governments to fight injustice.
The standard and mini masks are available to purchase now on (multee)project’s website.