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Each mask features high thread count organic cotton lining, soft and breathable.
"We are using them in return to work kits. I love them. I like the piece that goes over your chin. They are very comfortable for all day use also."
Director, Administration & Infrastructure
American Federation of Teachers
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Comfort & Breathability
Unicorn ASTM F3502 Masks offer High Performance breathability at 5.9mm h2o tested to the new ASTM F3502 standard. The lower the score, the more breathable. Our CDC recognized ASTM F3502 masks allow up to 15mm h2o (the higher the rating, the more difficult to breathe). NIOSH certified respirators have two different breathability limits: one for inhalation, the other for exhalation. For inhalation the air flow resistance (breathability) for N95s is ≈ 35mm h20, more than double the maximum breathability resistance allowed under the new ASTM F3502 standard!
6 Adjustment Points Solving Gaps & Leakage
Did you know that respiratory aerosols can accumulate the same way cigarette smoke accumulates, in a plume, allowing virus particles to linger up to 16hrs in a low ventilated room?
Featuring up to 6 size options ranging from adults to kids, with a total of 6 adjustment points in a contour design, gaps and leakage are significantly reduced, preventing these particulates as small as 0.1 microns from being inhaled. Most face masks on the market are a 'one-size-fits-most' or offer 2 adult sizes with only 1-2 adjustment points, leaving numerous gaps and leakage, reducing mask particle efficiency up to 60%! View our Manufacturer's Design Analysis here.
April 24, 2020 I Source: ACS Nano https://pubs.acs.org
Style & Fit
Unique design elements solving the common complaints of mask wearing.
"As a biomedical engineer scientist with focused research on nanotechnology for regenerative and translational medicine, I endorse the use of nanotechnology utilized by Unicorn Breathing Mask, specifically with the use of electrospinning nanofiber polymers to filter out particulates down to the 0.1 um dimension. This is crucial when providing effective filters for a breathable face mask as a barrier towards viruses like that of the coronavirus. This mask is capable of protecting one from viral particulates exposure due to its robust electrospun nanofiber innovation and recommended 3-ply construction."
ASTM F3502 Highly Breathable Protection Masks
Award-Winning Nanotechnology Innovation
Face Masks remain the best defense against this and future pandemics including flus and natural disasters, however not all masks are created equal, and we must look ahead to safe and innovative technologies that will solve the concerns of long-term mask wearing. Previous masks have relied on protection basics such as 2-3 ply fabrics, and the use of spunbound or meltblown non-woven polypropylene or other synthetic woven filtration or antibacterial barriers for particle efficiency. However questions as to the overall consumer safety, comfort, breathability and protection over a masks lifespan is of grave concern, particularly in our more vulnerable demographic of kids, seniors and those with respiratory conditions or chemical sensitivities.
Unicorn Breathing Mask's wafer-thin HIGHLY BREATHABLE CARBON-FREE replaceable filter contains 15+ miles of non-toxic proprietary sonic electrospun nanofiber matrix thousands of times thinner than a human hair, capturing particles as small as PM0.1 with 99% efficiency. Standard reusable mask filters only protect down to PM2.5. Unicorn Masks have a superior lab tested high performance breathability rating of 5.9mm. The highest (meaning least breathable) score permitted for F3502 is 15mm. NIOSH-certified respirators have two different breathability limits: one for inhalation and one for exhalation. For inhalation, the air flow resistance (breathability rating) for N95s is 35mm, more than double the maximum breathability resistance allowed under the new ASTM F3502 standard. Our filters are proving to have many benefits as endorsed by leading bioscientists, with its nanometer fiber diameter resulting in higher fiber surface area, reusability while maintaining electrostatic attraction, higher breathability with great thermal comfort (dramatically reducing any moisture build up), sustainable production efficiency at a lower temperature, and ease of fabricating from a wide selection of materials as opposed to limited thermoplastic polymers.
For more information about our advanced Unicorn filter innovation, click here.
Is your filter safe, and will it fiber shed? How is it different from 'nano fabric' masks?
We utilize a very different technology from reusable 'nano fabric' masks. In fact we strongly advise against the use of woven 'nano particles' in textiles, especially when combined with 'antibacterial' silver, copper or zinc particles for health reasons. We also do not endorse the use of carbon commonly found in PM 2.5 filters for mask filtration. Finally, we STRONGLY DISCOURAGE reusable cloth masks that have nanofiber sewn-in to the mask. Antibacterials, metal additives and carbon can actually be harmful to your lung health when worn for extended periods of time and breathed deep into your lungs. And nanofibers CANNOT be washed, without dangerous fiber shedding occuring. Once these nano sized fibers are inhaled, the lungs will not expel them out, due to their small 'nano' size. These nano fabric textiles often come from China and South Korea. BUYER BEWARE of any company selling a sewn-in nanofiber layer into their cloth reusable mask in an attempt to increase particle efficiency! These have not been adequately tested for fiber shedding and are not safe, especially for children's sensitive lungs. Regardless of any press endorsements, marketed particle efficiency, or claims they are making, you must educate yourself on the dangers of wearing any washable filter that has not undergone extensive fiber shedding lab testing that you can visibly see and request. Mold and bacteria issues are also very common with washable filter masks.
Unicorn masks on the other hand utilize non-woven sonic electrospun nanotechnology (as opposed to a nano embedded woven textile). Being a continuous fiber and not anything related to nanoparticles, there is zero risk of inhalation of anything harmful. The nano fibers are encapsulated by two substrate layers of polypropylene further protecting against any possible fiber shedding. Our filters are manufactured by a leading global nanotechnology company out of New Zealand that is committed to health and safety. Our technology tests down to a much smaller particle size with greater efficiency ratings than nano textiles, and features dramatically higher breathability, greater thermal comfort (far less moisture buildup) and is much more lightweight (less than 1mm thick) than nano textiles. We encourage you to do your own research with all filtered mask companies and note the differences in verified USA lab tested results. The proof is in the pudding as they say! Learn of the toxic nanoplastics and pollutants recently uncovered by bioscientists in disposable masks here. This is one of the many reasons why we DO NOT recommend N95, KN95, surgical, or washable nanofabric embedded masks.
How do F3502 masks compare with KN95/surgicals?
As a point of comparison with other nanofiber masks, ASTM masks (Level 1, 2 and 3) that are tested to the medical F2100-11 standard can often be confused with ASTM F3502-11 masks. The ASTM F2100-11 standard tests the filter material only as opposed to the whole mask (and is therefore not as thorough), using different sized particles to measure filtration efficiency than the F3502-21 test. The velocity, distance, speed and polarity of the particles are all different, resulting in a less rigorous challenge. In layman's terms the F2100 test is like an underhand softball pitch, whereas the F3502 test could be compared to a major league baseball pitch. F3502 testing uses a similar testing modality as NIOSH respirators, the Sodium Chloride Aerosol Challenge (NaCl), evaluating particle penetration and air flow resistance properties. When looking for a protection mask you want to look for a standard that tests the whole mask, instead of just the filter. The F3502 standard is the only standard that takes a four-prong approach addressing the most critical aspects of mask wearing, including particle efficiency, breathability, fit/leakage and material safety/toxicity. It's important to note when searching for ASTM F3502 masks that you search for 'ASTM F3502,' as opposed to 'ASTM masks.'
Why do you use Electrospun Nanotechnology instead of Meltblown filters found in N95 and surgical masks?
The following graphic demonstrates the CO₂ emission mechanism for both Meltblown and Electrospun nanotechnology filters. It can be observed that Meltblown filters exhibit poor emission as compared to electrospun nanotechnology filters. Recently, a survey reported on the risk of headaches to healthcare providers from wearing N95 face masks.* They concluded that this is due to higher humidity levels, breath resistance, and accumulation of heat inside the micro-climate of the masks. Researchers found that Meltblown N95 masks provide a favourable environment for viruses and bacteria due to its moisture-loving nature. On the other hand, electrospun nanotechnology filters have a finer structure and more uniform morphology and pore diameter. This allows the water vapour to be passed through the filter more consistently and efficiently. This is one of the many reasons why we have chosen Sonic Electrospun Nanotechnology to replace traditional Meltblown filters. For more information about our advanced Unicorn filter innovation, click here. To see all of our current USA lab results click here.
Is UNICORN approved for use in schools?
Yes! We are on the CDC and NIOSH PPE 'Masks That Meet a Standard' Approved Conforming BFCs list accessed via the CDC website here. We are not considered a 'cloth mask,' but rather an ASTM F3502 High Performance Barrier Face Covering utilizing Nanotechnology. If your school takes issue with you wearing our mask because it has a cloth exterior, you can point them to this link found on the CDC.gov website and let them know that our mask has been approved and is currently recommended by the CDC. Unfortunately the new ASTM F3502 Face Barrier Covering standard and use of nanotechnology is very new, and many press/media outlets have not discovered it yet. We are hoping that soon changes!
* Lim, E.C., et al., Headaches and the N95 face- mask amongst healthcare providers. Acta Neurol Scand, 2006. 113(3): p. 199-202.
 Balazy, A., et al., Do N95 respirators provide 95% protection level against airborne viruses, and how adequate are surgical masks? American Journal of Infection Control, 2006. 34(2): p. 51-57.
Evaluation of breathing comfort by infrared thermal camera ES NF and MB filter: (left) air and moisture transmission and (right) CO₂ transmission.
Did You Know?
Our oceans were contaminated with an estimated 1.56 billion disposable, non-biodegradable face masks in 2020 based on a report released by marine conservation organization OceansAsia. This resulted in an additional 4,680 to 6,240 metric tons of marine plastic pollution as evidenced in a report entitled “Masks on the Beach: The Impact of COVID-19 on Marine Plastic Pollution.” These masks will take as long as 450 years to break down, slowly turning into micro plastics that fish and ultimately humans will consume, while negatively impacting marine wildlife and ecosystems. We aim to fix that.
"In what has been the ‘Decade of Action’ The Global Green Business Awards 2021 looks to applaud the essential innovation in corporate sustainability and seeks to reward those who have proven themselves to be pioneers capable of providing solutions to meet a vast array of demands."
Unicorn Breathing Mask has been awarded:
Best High-Performance Reusable Mask Retailer
Designed With The Environment In Mind
Our use of certified organic, sustainable inner and exterior fabrics and plant-dyes that come from conscientious countries that don’t spray their fabrics with toxic chemicals, is also a key differentiating factor that stands us apart.
Discover how our plant-dyes are handmade
We are a women-owned company based in Studio City, CA, and all masks are lovingly hand-sewn by master craftswomen in Bali. Recently the American Federation of Teachers has entrusted us to outfit their employees. Kids heading back to school love the masks as they are comfortable, breathable and fit snugly, so they are not tempted to pull them down. Kids are also more sensitive to chemicals, making the high thread count undyed, unbleached, raw certified organic cotton interior highly favorable to their sensitive skin. We are a 100% transparent company and proudly display our lab testing on our website, so you don't have to track us down and ask! We also have a dedicated US based Live Chat Customer Service team standing by 6 days/week M-S, 17hrs/day to answer any questions.
Simply put. WE CARE. A lot.
Excellent overall design and comfort. Have worn these on planes and other crowded places. So far, so good! (I’m also backed and boosted; you need it all) Now have 15 for a family of 3, seems like the right amount
I have been using only Unicorn Breathing masks throughout the pandemic. I have many of the styles and this is my 7th mask. It is very comfortable. The bottom line is, I am 75 years old and I have not been sick at all in the past 1 1/2 years. I attribute this to precautions I have taken which include using my Unicorn Breathing masks.
Loved the first one so much that I ordered a second one for my wife! The fit is very good for a reusable mask, the nose clip is starting to show some wear in it of not as stiff but still functional, the chin cover is also showing some wear but is still functional. I feel comfortable wearing it and washing it and changing the filters is simple.
Despite the two cloth layers + filter it is no more difficult to breathe through than a surgical mask - which I wear all day at work. The under the chin portion makes the mask more secure than others. Overall I feel extremely safe wearing this mask.
Finally, a mask that fits my face and provides both comfort and protection. I love being able to order different sizes for various family members. They're easy to put on, comfortable, don't fog my glasses and dry overnight when I wash them. Perfect!
It has been difficult to find a mask that fits well, breathable while offering good protection, and is comfortable. These masks are fabulous. Although a little pricey, you are getting great quality.
These masks are wonderful. I have converted three families to only use these masks. They are easy to clean, and once you get used to putting the filters in it takes no time at all. We use them in all types of weather and the fit is great. My children have no issues with their ears and no gaps
This is the only mask I’ll wear! It’s beautiful, so comfortable and works great! My family and I went to Universal Studios and didn’t get Covid. The masks were breathable even in 80 degree heat. I highly recommend them!
Comfortable but a little pricey. Met my expectations. Would recommend.
My kids love these masks- they are easy to breathe through. Most importantly, they fit extremely well and do not bother your ears during a long day. I love the ASTM certification. The only thing I wish was different is the ability to replace the bar across the nose when it eventually wears out and breaks.
This mask fits me quite well! It took a bit of time to adjust the nose wire so it wouldn't fog up my glasses, but that's to be expected. Like that the stiffness of the mask keeps it from touching my mouth.
As far as masks go, this one looks great on my husband. We feel good about the 3-ply and it is very comfortable.
I'd purchased one previously, and at first had more difficulty breathing, but then I realized I was comparing to the more porous cloth masks. Now that I am used to this, and 3 layer masks with filters, this is not a problem. Especially with case numbers so high, I wear this new one (blue hemp) and previous one (linen) exclusively when going out. It is nice knowing the mask/filter has been so well researched and designed for top protection in all the details, and with attention to sustainability. Originally I found the filters hard to insert, but now seem to have the knack and this really isn't a problem. Plus they're attractive, not flashy but fine, and in fact have had strangers comment on it and ask where to get one!
LOVE my Unicorn mask! Fits very well, Easy to put on, Easy to breathe through
It doesn’t get hot, you can breathe very well. Comfortable. Love that way I have bought 5. Thanks so much for making this great maxes.
Honestly haven’t used them yet, saving them for my travels for my upcoming honeymoon. But they feel soft and look cool and the filters look good. Thank you!
I have bought Unicorn masks for a handful of loved ones and I have recommended your masks to all that I know. Your masks stand above and beyond the others. We love our masks, they are great quality and fit. We feel confident and comfortable.Thank you very much for your very thoughtful and protective masks! It’s a breath of fresh air literally! Just make sure to check the sizing tab for best fit.
A friend recommended these masks to me, and I'm so glad she did! They are super comfortable, easier to breathe in, and come in various sizes. Adjustable straps making them a breeze to adjust. While pricey compared to others, it's well worth the price. You do get what you pay for on these!
Quality mask, great fit. Feel really comfortable wearing it knowing all the layers of protection are in place and fit is great. Have four right now. Had compliments about the mask when wearing it. Super customer service. Order was shipped the same day, within a few hours of placing the order.
We have purchased a total of 10 of these masks in different colors for work and school. We are very pleased with the comfort and performance of these masks as well as the fast shipping and the company’s transparency about materials, standards, and testing. We are happy to support an ethical company that is providing an important public service. Thank you, Unicorn!
Unicorn masks have been my favorites since I discovered them. Have quite a collection now. The sport masks are the most comfortable for me, and all of them wash nicely by hand. Getting the filters back into them is NOT my favorite task, but I feel it's worth it to be protected, and able to wear one all day. I didn't tolerate lots of previous brands very well for extended wearing. My only question is how they compare to the N95s that are currently being suggested for the highest protection. Have tried to read your protection information, but can't make out much of it because it's too small on my phone. Finally, I do recommend these highly for comfort, the very best nose wire, and breathability.
I love this mask so much. My fave. I dropped it somewhere one night and was really bummed so I ordered a new one.
It’s beautiful and the material really sparkles!
The fit is fantastic and I feel so safe wearing it. The transparency on the website for the filter testing brings peace of mind. I highly recommend. I get compliments all the time when I wear this mask.
My son wouldn't ever try any other mask but the unicorn adjusts well and isn't oversized. My son stopped fighting his unicorn after the first 3 minutes.
Masks received in timely manner and appear to be of high quality. Two L and one S. I remember wanting three L and no S. Probably my bad typing. Policy of no returns due to Covid understood. Inserting filters in first mask was somewhat difficult, easier on second mask after paying closer attention to video on company website. Product appears well made and has the best metal adapter on the upper border I've seen. I was glad I bought extra filters as it is recommended they be changed after 12 hours use. We will probably wear these masks primarily in tighter quarters. Overall satisfied with purchase.
The mask is well made and appears to provide more protection than any other reusable masks I have come across! My daughter is small, has a small face and is no where near the maximum weight however the small just fits. These appear to run small.