Mask No. 15: Carnevale de Venezia (Venice Carnevale)
MAKE: All of our masks are made with 3 layers of protection: the outside, the lining, and the second lining, a soft fabric that goes closest to your face and can hold a filter inside. We tested a number of different fabrics and then settled on a polyester blend because of its wicking properties (ie repels waters) as the coronavirus disease can remain in the air over 3 hours, attached to invisible water droplets.
Cotton will not work well as it absorbs moisture and could injury you as you may breathe in the virus. We use these masks with the filter for jogging, so you can wear it all day long whether you are a first responder or are in a situation where multiple people are present, such as a retail location.
EASY CARE: You can easily throw these into your wash and air dry them (you can machine dry them on delicate). As we change our masks daily, we wash it at the end of the day in a bowl with three dabs of handwashing soap (You can use different types of soaps but they become harder to remove and may leave residue). We then let them sit for 10 minutes as the soap dissolves the viral wall; just add enough hot water to cover the mask. Then, simply rinse it and air dry it. If you don't have enough masks, simply use a hairdryer to finish the drying process. We recommend you wash it daily to remove viruses it trapped and to use the filter for maximum protection, as this is your life
DESIGN STORY: This is another brilliant redesign by our artist Matt Forderer in San Diego. The tie he used for the base is called Carnevale de Venezia (Carnevale of Venice), one of our favorites, and, incidentally, the favorite of Prince Lorenzo de Medici, a good friend of ours.
As a tie, it is one of our top 3 favorites. We love the orange background, as it provides life to any dull environment; it comes with its own energy, a great conversation starter. This one evokes feelings of happiness, of a brighter tomorrow, something we can all use now. If you have ever attended the Carnevale in Venice, you will realize there is nothing like it in the world (not to take away from Carneval in Rio, also a lot of fun). We had to keep its original name as those colors just evoke a feeling of happiness we cannot help but want to be a part of: Carnevale de Venezia.