COCHIC, a Montreal fashion accessory designer, developed a face mask
that exceeds Health Canada’s requirements in terms
of bacterial filtration efficiency and breathability
Montreal, February 18, 2021 – COCHIC
, a Montreal-based fashion accessory designer and manufacturer, is premiering its new high quality and reliable
face mask collection in all MOORES men’s clothing stores across Canada.
“Our new face masks, designed and manufactured here in Quebec, combine comfort, safety and style. This collection complements our existing range of COCHIC ties, bow ties, scarves and handkerchiefs. Available in all MOORES stores, this collection strengthens our already well-established relationship with this major Canadian menswear retailer with whom we share a common passion for elegance,” said Patrizia Angela Casubolo, CEO of COCHIC.
High Reliability and Style
Made from Italian cotton specially treated to ensure optimal protection against bacteria, COCHIC face masks stand out their long-lasting antibacterial properties, wash after wash.
They far exceed the BFE (Bacterial Filtration Efficiency), splash resistance and breathability requirements demanded of Health Canada for face masks.
The results of laboratory tests (standard EN 14683) have shown that the level of bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) for the COCHIC face masks is greater than 97% and that the level of breathability, as well as the resistance to water and blood splashes is far better than the single-use IIR disposable surgical mask (standard EN 14683) and the level 1, 2 and 3 surgical masks (standard ASTM F2100), according to Health Canada standards and requirements. “These results bear witness to the rigor of our approach. COCHIC face masks are a durable and secure solution offering optimal protection”, says Ms. Casubolo.
Both washable and adjustable, COCHIC face masks feature three layers of antibacterial impregnated cotton treated with BI-OME ® technology, which reduces bacteria by up to 99.9% after treatment. The fabrics used conform to OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certifications. The activated carbon filter that comes with each mask adds a fifth additional layer of protection and can quickly be changed as a result of an internal pocket.
The collection is available in a variety of colours and designs for both adults and children.
“We have invested a lot of energy and creativity in the design of this product in order to offer peace of mind, comfort and security. The fact that the masks are treated with BI-OME ® technology also makes them very practical. They can be handled without constant fear of being contaminated when the masks are touched,” says Ms. Casubolo.
Accessories That Are Both Durable and Chic!
COCHIC’s selection of women’s and men’s fashion accessories also includes silk scarves, ties, bow ties, pocket scarves, suspenders and cufflinks, as well as unique and patented extenders for shirt’s collars, pants and maternity clothing.
Helping Leucan and Action Nouvelle Vie
As part of their core values, COCHIC is donating 10% of online sales of the new Leucan and Action Nouvelle Vie, featuring “Coup de coeur” accessories, as well as a selection of exclusive items designed with the invaluable collaboration of its ambassadors, Sophie Mongeon and Gilbert Delorme.
COCHIC, a Montreal brand synonymous with comfort, innovation and elegance, presents a line of women and men’s fashion accessories offering a wide selection of silk scarves, scarves, ties, bow ties, pocket scarves, suspenders and cufflinks, as well as unique and patented extenders for shirt collars, pants and maternity wear. COCHIC accessories are available in many department stores and hotels across Canada and the United States. They are also available online at cochic.com.
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Patrizia Angela Casubolo