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Unicorn Breathing Mask
Kimberly Sky, Founder
Interview conducted by:
Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor
Published – March 8, 2021
CEOCFO: Ms. Sky, there are a lot of mask companies these days, what is the vision and concept behind Unicorn?
Ms. Sky: The biggest vision is to create the healthiest, most sustainable and highest protection non-
This Unicorn mask is made with sustainable and/or organic fabrics, and none of the fabrics come from China, Vietnam or South Korea. This came about after doing some deeper research into China and learning how they douse all of their fabrics in heavy carcinogenic chemicals. I did not want a single fabric for my mask, not even certified organic, coming from China. All of my fabrics are sourced by our in-
Finally, as far as the nanotechnology filter protection that we utilize, this was also very carefully selected, as I was not satisfied with your average nanotechnology I was seeing on the market. I wanted the best, the healthiest, the purest form of nano with the highest protection, so I immediately researched New Zealand which is a country I love and would be honored to call home someday. I discovered they have a significant nanotechnology presence that is pure. They do not douse the nanofibers in chemicals, or spray it with anything that is toxic, rather it is completely inert and safe to breathe through for extended periods of time. What you end up with is a mask that allows you to breathe pure. The fabric touching your skin is unbleached/undyed 100% Certified Organic high thread count raw cotton. Each wafer-
CEOCFO: Why is nanotechnology appropriate here; what makes it better?
Ms. Sky: It is interesting to note that you may have come across some masks claiming to use ‘nano fabric’ coming out of South Korea, a very different picture from electrospun nanofiber technology. This ‘waterproof’ fabric is not as effective and is highly synthetic, often sprayed or embedded with unhealthy zincs, silvers and other antivirals/antimicrobials. I encourage you to do your research into this and plastics used in surgical masks. Electrospun nanotechnology on the other hand is created by exposing an inert polymer solution to ultrasonic frequencies that form a spider web-
"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-
Derek C. Dashti, MS, PhD, MBA(c)
Founder, Inventor, & CEO
CEOCFO: How much attention is the average purchaser paying to what a mask is made of, where it is from, and how are you reaching the knowledgeable people who would like a better product?
Ms. Sky: It has been a difficult process because the former administration was not doing the best job educating about the importance of mask-
CEOCFO: How are you spreading the word?
Ms. Sky: The main way we are spreading the word is encouraging everyone to let your friends know about this new technology. Please pass it on to your communities, companies you work for, your teachers, concerned parents, your favorite restaurants, local grocery stores and coffee shops. Sometimes the best way to let people know is through word-
CEOCFO: What was involved in the design as far as the look and color?
Ms. Sky: I went straight to a 35-
We have a wedding version that we came up with for bridesmaids that is an authentic balinese purple lace. The purple unfortunately is not plant-
Sizing is based on your weight, so it is super easy to size. We cover all ages 3 years and up with the same level of protection for our kids masks as adults. Kids love our mask and can wear them comfortably without a problem. They are not constantly wanting to take them off because of the comfy and breathable gap-
CEOCFO: Looking at the Unicorn Breathing Mask website, the prices seem quite reasonable? Might that prevent people from recognizing the higher quality?
Ms. Sky: We went back and forth on that. For me I did not want to price it higher because it is expensive to make. My moral compass said that my main goal was not to make money doing this, but to help people get safely protected, and help our environment that is getting polluted with disposable masks. My number one goal was to save lives, to save my mom’s life. For me, it mattered to get this mask as affordable as humanly possible so everyone could afford adequate and safe protection. It was a challenge to get the price down to that level because of the quality of materials used. It has been a battle, probably one of the biggest battles of my life to make this mask happen, but it was imperative for me to have the single mom who is living on food stamps be able to afford a Unicorn mask for herself and her children. I would not settle for less. I feel the price is exactly where it needs to be and I want everyone in America to wear a Unicorn protection mask. I want them to feel that they can afford to wear something that is healthy and can help our environment in the process.
CEOCFO: Why is Unicorn Breathing Mask an important company?
Ms. Sky: It is important because it is women-
Why Unicorn Breathing Mask? Team Unicorn cares and we truly have a mission to help people. We are not in this for the money, and have not used the pandemic to line our pockets like some of the big boys. We are in it for community, unity, solutions to the problems facing us and our environment. We are in this for the long-
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“The biggest vision is to create the healthiest, most sustainable and highest protection non-