TECMASK is an 100% Australian owned business and a leading provider of stylish disposable face masks whose drive is to “change the perception of a germ mask from a commodity to a fashion accessory”.
The concept of TECMASK (Total-Environment-Care MASK) was created by an Australian father-daughter duo, David and Maddy Scarf, whilst travelling in Japan. Upon arriving in Tokyo, they both felt themselves coming down with a nasty flu post flight. In light of this, they could understand and appreciate the use of flu masks in the Japanese culture, but were surprised to see how many people were wearing plain white surgical masks, especially when the people of Japan were otherwise fashion conscious. As days went on, they began to question – why can’t disposable face masks be both functional and beautiful? And so TECMASK was born.
Combining Mr. Scarf’s 30 years of experience in the fashion industry and his daughter’s love for travel and marketing, TECMASK eventuated with a range of products incorporating definitive and colourful designs with a high efficiency PM2.5 filter.
In 2015 the TECMASK brand launched in Japan and quickly became one of the top-selling masks in the country. It captured the attention of a number of world-renowned influential brands including Vogue Japan, Elle Online, WWD Japan and LARME Magazine.
Since the conception of TECMASK, the brand has had the experience in opening Pop-Up Stores around Japan, including a store at the Aoyama Spiral Building in Tokyo, Isetan Shinjuku main store and the Laforet building in Harajuku, Japan.
Whilst the brand name continued to grow in Japan, the TECMASK team began to notice that there was an immerging need for their surgical mask products in their home market. More specifically in the areas of both travel and health/immunity. As interest continued to grow, so did their confidence, which lead to the opening up their first permanent store in March 2018, located in the heart of Double Bay.
The TECMASK store is managed by both Maddy and Lilia, two girls who are passionate about introducing Australians to the wonderful world of fashionable disposable face masks and the benefits they offer when it comes to ones health. And more importantly, offer our customers highly efficient PM2.5 protection with a luxury look. Because let’s face it… in this fast-paced environment, nobody has time to get sick!
One year on and now these fashionable surgical masks are being stocked by an ever-growing list of suppliers nation-wide. The TECMASK team are continually striving to educate the world about the importance of taking control of your health. And we ensure you that it is possible to look fashionable whilst doing so.
So, if you’re travelling on a plane, cleaning out those dusty cupboards, surrounding yourselves with toxic chemicals while you work, have a nasty cold or flu that you don’t want to pass onto the world, not to worry! Because TECMASK have you covered!