stylish & protective
- integrated meltblown filter
made in vienna
- made by people for people
- masks for people
stylish & protectiveintegrated meltblown filter
made in viennamade by people for people
mask republicmasks for people
innovative & responsible
mask republic is a non-profit initiative who have developed a new model of washable and reusable face mask, whilst creating work for independent sewers in the Vienna area.
Our masks integrate special meltblown fabrics, donated to the project by leading plastics raw material producer, Borealis. The filter enables up to 4 times higher filtration rates than regular self-made fabric face masks.
For every 3 masks sold, we will donate 1 mask to those who need it most in our communities.
At first sight, the two companies behind mask republic seem to have very little in common: paper republic, a young online stationery brand and Borealis, a leading plastics producer.
Yet, these extraordinary times have brought us together. Within a very short time span, Borealis has developed special meltblown fabrics on their unique pilot line in Linz which are suitable for personal protective equipment, primarily for mouth-nose masks, but also high-end masks for medical professionals. These are provided to mask republic free of charge to support the non profit model.
paper republic designed the masks and organized the mask manufacturing together with independent sewers.
The result is a world-premiere: a reusable, washable fabric face-mask with an integrated filter that provides an effective alternative to self-made fabric face masks. Our masks are not designed to be an alternative to surgical/medical masks or FFP2 masks, but a more effective mask for daily use.