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4/20/2020

UYN launches its ergonomic, washable,
sustainable Community Mask

The Italian brand launches production of a new high-tech face mask for sports and community activities. 10,000 masks will be produced every day in the company’s headquarters in Asola (Mantua).

The plant in the heart of Lombardy, one of the regions most severely affected by the Covid-19 virus, has adapted to respond to the emergency. Trerè Innovation, a leading manufacturer and distributor of functional sportswear, announces development of a new model of face mask to be distributed under the UYN - Unleash Your Nature brand. The UYN Community Mask is made entirely at the company’s headquarters in Asola, in the province of Mantua, which has rapidly reorganised to guarantee a productive capacity of 10 thousand masks a day.

Ergonomic 3D design

Drawing on the company’s long experience with high-tech fabrics and studies conducted in the AREAS research and development lab, Trerè Innovation has come up with a light, ergonomic face mask that adapts perfectly to the shape of the face to ensure greater efficacy. The fabric is worked in three dimensions, thicker over the nose and mouth to create a barrier that slows dispersion of the saliva droplets that are expelled when we cough, sneeze or speak while permitting easy breathing.

Texlyte Nano: the ultralight fibre preferred by champion skiers

The UYN Community Mask is made out of Texlyte Nano, a high-tech fibre used in the manufacture of functional base layers worn by the champion skiers of the national teams of Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Norway and four other countries. The Oekotex Standard 100 and Bluesign certified material will not cause allergies and is especially recommended for use in products requiring high standards of hygiene. Texlyte Nano is 50% lighter than cotton and 34% lighter than polyester, and is moisture-repellent, thermo-regulating, highly resistant and 100% recyclable, making it one of the most eco-friendly synthetic fibres on the market.

Four sizes, for adults and children

The result is a face mask recommended for use during sporting activity and everyday life in the community. It is not a disposable product, but can be washed at 60° and used again and again, without altering its properties. The refined design, availability of plenty of different sizes for children and adults (four sizes, from XS to L) and different colours (four colours for sizes XS and S, seven for M and L) allow you to feel at ease, so the mask doesn’t feel like a foreign body.

The most altruistic thing you can do

The Community Mask is not a medical device. Wearing it is not a replacement for following the rules of hygiene and social distancing recommended by the authorities. Wearing the mask does not protect the wearer against contagion, but (by decreasing the range of action of the droplets and mucous particles that can carry the virus) is an altruistic act to protect the people around us. It’s the best thing we can do to restore confidence in interpersonal relationships!

In the words of CEO Marco Redini

“At this time of emergency, Trerè Innovation is doing its part for the good of the community,” says CEO Marco Redini. “In only a few days, we adapted our highly flexible organisation in response to the situation and put our know-how to work to develop a high quality face mask. We will increasingly be wearing face masks as we go about our everyday lives: at work, in the supermarket, at the gym, during group sporting events. This is why UYN wanted to make a Community Mask that is comfortable, lightweight, sustainable and attractive to look at. At a time like this it’s important to have a choice of colours, because colours have the power to affect our state of mind: blue has a calming effect, green expresses harmony and hope, and orange promotes optimism. UYN masks are designed for both children and adults, and we can also supply customised masks for companies and businesses”.