The fight against COVID-19 has been a slow and steady one in Singapore and the rest of the world. With the Little Red Dot having entered Phase 2 of its post-Circuit Breaker quarantine, folks are still taking their time to adjust to life in the new normal with reusable masks from the likes of Under Armour cropping up in stores islandwide.
Uniqlo is the latest to join the mask game, with the announcement of its Uniqlo AIRism Mask. First launched in Japan in June 2020, the Japanese clothing retailer’s very own face mask utilises a triple-layer structure that is breathable thanks to its signature AIRism mesh fabric. The fabric sandwiches a bacterial filter that is capable of keeping out 99% of bacteria and pollen (or so Uniqlo claims).
Of course, being reusable, the Uniqlo AIRism Masks are household detergent-friendly, and can be thrown into the laundry without any issue at all (yes, even with the filter still intact). Also, the AIRism fabric lets the masks not just be breathable, but also much more comfortable to wear compared to standard non-woven or cotton masks, which lets it be used without much strain on the face for longer periods of time.
The AIRism Masks come in three sizes:
- S – 18 x 12cm (children)
- M – 22 x 14cm (small adult faces)
- L – 23 x 14.5cm (regular adult faces)
The Uniqlo AIRism Mask will launch in Singapore on 24 August. It will be available in black and white, and 1 pack will contain 3 masks of the same colour and size. Each pack will retail at S$14.90 each, and the daily purchase limit per person is 1 pack for every size and colour.
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