We are excited to launch our durable, stylish, comfortable, washable, reusable and sustainable range of masks for the safety of you and your family. Our innovative electrospun nanofiber filters capture 99% of virus particulates at 0.1 microns (Coronavirus is approx 0.125 microns). Sustainably hand-sewn in Ubud, Bali (the yoga capital of the world), our 100% Certified Organic Cotton & Natural Anti-bacterial Linen breathing mask features a highly evolved standard of functionality, with trend-setting unisex fashion designed in Milan, Italy. None of our materials or fabrics come from Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, or South Korea.
Our advanced SETA® filter is a world leading New Zealand nanotechnology company specializing in electrospun filtration solutions providing the highest protection possible. Nanofibers are incredibly small (thousands of times thinner than a human hair) and form spiderweb-like structures with a tremendous advantage over conventional filters due to their massive surface areas, large pore numbers and minute pore sizes. Each mask filter is estimated to contain in excess of 15 miles of nanofiber in an area less than 1mm thick! As a result, UNICORN nanofiber filters capture much smaller particles over synthetic or natural materials with a lower 'pressure drop,' resulting in a much more breathable experience for functional extended wear without fogging up eyewear or causing claustrophobia!
Today was the first day I was able to experience wearing the beautiful creation I've spent 14 hour days since the pandemic started. It has been a lot of sacrifices, sweat, and even tears, but alas here it is, and I couldn't possibly be more proud of all of the beautifully 'awake' souls who signed up to bring this to you now. A mask may appear simple in its presentation. A couple pieces of fabric, some elastic, a bendable piece of metal et voilà! But a truly protective, breathable, approachable, conscious, sustainable, healthy extension of who YOU are, now a requirement to wear and covering up half of your main means of expression and connection, is another feat altogether. Yet for the safety of all, it must be done! And 4 months ago I set out to solve all of the problems and challenges with masks. Little ol' singer/songwriter me who knew not a thing about sewing, cutting, lung health, respiratory, or virus transmission. Yet forced to become an expert on mask safety out of absolute necessity, like many of us have had to do, breathing life into this beauty for the first time and presenting it to you today with absolute humility and love.
To me, a mask provides an opportunity. To stop, slow down, practice presence, use the eyes - the windows of the soul - to truly See. See you. See me. See our world, and what we need to do to fix the problems we have created. It is a Blessing and one that should be Honored. The energy that goes into making this blessing is just as important as the blessing itself. Is it a machine stamping them out in China or South Korea? Is it fabric or plastic that has been doused in toxic chemicals, carcinogens and pesticides? Did it hurt our planet even more in the making of it? Or did it provide jobs to those in need? Was it grown organically from healthy sunshine and soil? Is it sustainable/reusable and actually helping our planet?
These are the deep questions I asked myself as I was presented with the myriad of options available to me. Yes, I was tempted to go the cheap, easy way of China's machines and chemicals. I could justify it by saying I needed them here faster with very little resources to invest. But my heart knew I was a Unicorn. I am devoted to being a part of the solution. I simply could not allow my creation to be part of the problem. And so I overcame objection after obstacle and refused to give up. An invitation we are all receiving right now around the globe. No one is exempt from this truth. Thank you Fellow Unicorns. For believing in your Strength, Beauty, Magic, Wisdom and Truth. Thank you for Not Giving Up. Thank you for Standing for the Light. Thank you for Rising Up and Not Settling. Thank you for Embodying the Change. And most of all, thank you for your Unconditional Love. When you wear your carefully chosen mask, a reflection and invitation for others to ‘See you’ in a deeper way, choose to be grateful for the lessons masks are here to teach us.
With My Deepest Appreciation,
Kimberly Sky (aka Sky) Co-founder