Mask No. 3: Tesoro (Treasure)
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 tie is a redesign by our brilliant artist, Matt Forderer in San Diego. Having used the design from the tie and repurposed it, he created this beautiful mask that illustrates a beautiful Belgian German Shepherd. Although the dog who modeled this tie belonged to our Italian artist, Pierpaolo, our Stefano's first German Shepherd was a Belgian as well, a most loyal dog. Our company was created out of a desire to help dogs. We love dogs, they are the ultimate treasure, after family and friends. Anyone who has had a dog as a friend knows exactly what we are referring to and would agree this is the best name for this mask and the beautiful animal it incorporates.
Our tie description is as follows:
Il Re (the King). This is the tie that identifies you as a dog lover to the world, bearing three images of a Belgian German Shepherd wearing a collar bearing our logo. This tie symbolizes majesty. The colors evoke a feeling of mastery with confidence. Here, we have the majestic Shepherd guarding the king, allowing him to do what must be done.
Three dogs on this tie protect the King, regardless of where he is or what he is doing. Being King is not always easy; you can take the word King to be CEO, CFO, President, Politician, or even head of household. It is truly difficult to be at the top. Sometimes, you have to make difficult decisions, and your popularity wanes. Although everyone looks up to you and envies your position, you know it is a big responsibility and not as much pleasure as it appears to those who do not know the pains of responsibility of that magnitude.
It is for this reason we provide you with the most loyal ‘bodyguard’ and companion you could ever ask for…a dog. The dog will love you when everyone is against you and will protect you when you are tired and weak. He will forgive you when you make a mistake. He will, however, never leave your side, nor will he ever forget you.