Mask No. 9: Prisma (The Prism)
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 redesign by our artist Matt Forderer, represents the many facets of life, a world, an experience. Our world is truly a kaleidoscope of cultures, food, you name it, and we are a part of it all. Wherever you go, there is something new to explore, to learn, to enjoy, La Prisma. Here is the Tie's Inspiration:
Prisma (The Prism). This unique tie demonstrates the refraction of light from the darkness. It symbolizes victory over the multiple challenges that we face and overcome in order to move on to the next day.
Its striking colors demonstrate that however much darkness there is, we need just a little bit of light, and with the power of refraction we can transform it into brightness. ‘You’ are the refraction mechanism.
For the human spirit, only a small amount of light is required, and once we process it, as in refraction, we transform its wishes and desires into a reality that is bigger than the person himself or herself. It is this power that creates the Olympic champions, the empires of the world, technology and transformed many thoughts and their concepts into realities with powers that exceed the imaginations of man. ‘You’ are the refractory mechanism…follow your heart and your spirit; be who you want to be and create your reality.