Following its announcement last month, global apparel retailer UNIQLO has officially announced the availability of its AIRism Mask in the Philippines in all stores nationwide and its online store.
Retailing for Php 590, each pack contains three masks. It comes in small (recommended size for kids), medium (for small adult faces), and large (for regular adult dimensions) and is available in two colors: black and white.
The center of the AIRism mask employs a filter that delivers a bacterial filtration efficiency of 99%, effectively blocking droplets and protecting the skin from bacteria, virus-contaminated particles, and pollen while the filter is made of AIRism mesh fabric. In addition, the triple-layer structure has a UPF 50+ rating, which it cuts 90% of ultraviolet rays.
The AIRism mask is machine washable and retains its efficacy after 20 times of washing at 40 degrees using regular household detergent. The inner AIRism layer is free of the stiffness or thickness typical of non-woven and cotton masks, reducing stress, and the triple-layer mesh structure keeps the mask light and thin, optimizing breathability. The AIRism mask is part of the UNIQLO commitment to enhance people’s daily live through LifeWear.
It is important to note, though, that UNIQLO does not guarantee that the AIRism Mask fully safeguards against infection (infiltration). The brand advises against wearing the mask during strenuous exercises and physical activities or when directly under the heat of the sun. Most aptly, UNIQLO notes that the AIRism mask does not replace medical grade masks.