TECMASK is quickly becoming one of the most talked about travel essentials to hit the market! Take a look at what people are saying…
Inside Small Business
"When Maddy first launched TECMASK five years ago she was ridiculed and told that the concept was never going to work here in Australia."
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Retail Pharmacy Assistants - PART TWO
Part Two - How has founder Maddy Scarf ensured workplace health and safety during the COVID-19 crisis?
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Retail Pharmacy Assistants - PART ONE
We sit down with Maddy to catch up on how things have been for her and her business; to learn about how the recent COVID-19 pandemic has changed demand for her product; and more.
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Balance The Grind
Maddy Scarf is the founder of the 100% Australian owned and leading provider of stylish disposable masks, TECMASK.
She founded TECMASK upon her return from Japan after she picked up a nasty bug while on a plane and soon appreciated the use of disposable surgical masks in the Japanese culture to prevent germs from spreading any further.
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As the threat and spread of Covid-19 becomes very real worldwide, many companies have jumped on to the 'face mask' band wagon, looking at ways to produce face masks to help prevent the spread of this disease given the benefits these products offer. However well before Covid-19 there were brands such as TECMASK who were already supplying these products to the market. Fashionista acknowledges this in their article 'The Pre-Coronavirus Rise of Fashionable Protective Face Masks'.
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After launching their product in Japan, and becoming one of the top selling masks in the country, they took a leap of faith and brought TECMASK to Australian shores. However, their idea was ridiculed and rejected at first due to the taboo associated with wearing face masks in western countries.
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So Where Next
TECMASK featured in the article "How to Avoid Getting Sick While Travelling" as one of the essentials to be packed in your bag for your next getaway.
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"When the spread of coronavirus aligned with the Fall/Winter 2020 Fashion Month, it wreaked havoc across events in Paris and Milan. Branded goodie bags that once held hand cream soon held hand sanitiser."
"We're trying to protect their health," Maddy told 10 daily. "Being able to help people in a time of need is what we enjoy doing."
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Retail Pharmacy Magazine
TECMASK featured in The Retail Pharmacy Magazine and the impact of Coronavirus on the business. Click the link below to also see TECMASK Founder Maddy Scarf's interview with Retail Pharmacy Magazine last year!
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Sydney Morning Herald
TECMASK Founder Maddy Scarf featured in the Sydney Morning Herald discussing the huge growth of the business and what it means for the company.
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The Daily Telegraph
TECMASK Founder, Maddy Scarf featured in The Daily Telegraph highlighting how the Australian Bushfires and Coronavirus is now raising awareness for Australians to consider face masks for health purposes.
Sunday Travel - NZ Herald
If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say 'I caught this terrible cold from my flight' I would be a gazillionaire!!! It is extremely important to put your health first when you're travelling, especially because it is a breading ground for germs and lets face it, nobody has time to get sick! Sunday Travel sat down with our Founder Maddy Scarf to discuss what her '5 Tip Tips to stay Healthy when you Fly' were. For someone who travels quite a lot, I am sure she would know a thing or two.
Want to read about Maddy's top travel tips? Visit: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12298673&ref=twitter&fbclid=IwAR1DNu3ypBTXToPEnCaGtgNuUJQeV2aZ38v3ZX8xvHYuI4Yna1VZujEtNes
Pharmacy Today Magazine
TECMASK has become quite a popular disposable face mask product, especially across both Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand's retail publication Pharmacy Today found our TECMASK germ mask products to be quite unique and interesting. So much so that they featured TECMASK in a half page spread of their December issue of their Pharmacy Today Magazine. The feature talks about all of the facts when it comes to air travel and how our TECMASK products could help prevent passengers from catching a cold or flu whilst in transit.
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Retail Pharmacy Assistant Magazine
TECMASK were extremely honoured to be featured on the front cover of the December issue of Retail Pharmacy Assistants Magazine. Our founder Maddy Scarf was able to sit down with the editors of the publication for a '6 minutes with...' interview where she discusses how she started the TECMASK business and all the trials and tribulations the company has faced to get where it is today!
Want to read more about our founder's one on one with Retail Pharmacy Assistants Magazine? visit: https://rpassistants.com.au/eMag/2019/December/index-h5.html?page=1
The Canberra Edit
When The Canberra Edit got wind of our TECMASK Summer Travel Giveaway campaign, they wanted to get in on the action offering one of our TECMASK Bespoke Luxury Travel Packs to one of their lucky readers. Because let's face it, nothing feels better than being reassured that you are ready for whatever is thrown (or sneezed) your way on your next flight!
To find out the details of The Canberra Edit's giveaway, visit: https://thecanberraedit.com.au/2019/11/06/tecmask-x-cloud9-global-summer-travel-giveaway/
New Zealand Women's Weekly
As the travel season draws near, nobody wants to waste time being sick during the longest holiday period of the year! As TECMASK becomes more and more popular in New Zealand, we are lucky enough to have been featured in the 'Travel Bites' section of New Zealand Women's Weekly, discussing plane travel and the importance of reducing the spread of airborne bugs and viruses whilst flying. Something we are sure our TECMASK Travel Germ Masks can definitely help you with.
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Travel Bug Official
Travel Bug Official loved the idea of our Summer Travel Giveaway, so much so that they helped us spread the news! This is the first time TECMASK has collaborated with reputable travel brands Antler Luggage and Cloud Nine Global to bring our valued and important customers the opportunity to be 1 of 20 winners!
To find out more, visit: https://travelbugofficial.com/giveaway/
Because who doesn’t love a Giveaway?! To coincide with our first ever TECMASK Summer Travel Giveaway, Female.com.au will also be running a competition to support, offering 1 lucky winner one of our TECMASK Bespoke Luxury Amenities Pack valued at $150. To double your chances of winning one of these must-have travel packs for an upcoming trip, click on their link below.
To read full article, visit: https://www.female.com.au/competition-tecmask-pack.htm
Family Health Diary NZ
There is nothing worse than getting sick while on holiday. After weeks of planning and much anticipation, you want to be feeling in top form when out exploring new sights or lazing by the pool, rather than spending any of your holiday time sick in bed. Here are a few simple pre-holiday, in-flight, and on-holiday tips from Family Health Diary NZ that may help you avoid wasting those precious, well-earned holidays.
To read full article, visit: https://www.familyhealthdiary.co.nz/preventing-getting-sick-when-travelling/
Cloud Nine Global's online magazine, 'The Global' knows whats up when it comes to travel news, inspiration and tips! In their latest issue, they discuss their '4 Tips for Flawless Travel' as seen in Naomi Campbell's now famous Youtube Video, which documents her rules for travel. The Global lists our TECMASK Travel Germ Masks as their favourite on the market when it comes to avoiding a cold or flu whilst travelling - and we would have to agree with them!
Want to know what else these travel guru's recommend? Visit: https://cloudnine-global.com/blogs/the-global/4-tips-for-flawless-travel-from-the-queen-of-the-skies
Travel Bug Official
As peak travel season draws near, TECMASK is slowly being recognised as one of the new fashion trends to help keep you healthy whilst on a flight. Travel Bug Official gives our TECMASK disposable face mask products the tick of approval, labelling them as an "essential fashion item for most travellers."
To read full article, visit: https://travelbugofficial.com/the-new-way-to-stay-healthy-whilst-travelling/
Looking to step up your Wellness game? TECMASK has you sorted. In the July edition of WHO Magazine Australia, TECMASK is featured in the wellness section! It talks about the benefits of wearing a mask, saying that our masks “are pretty enough to wear out without feeling like you’re an extra on Species III.” Along with discussing the product, it also shows off some of the stylish designs available.
Are you a frequent business traveller? If the answer is yes, this one’s for you! The Upsider talks about how a TECMASK is a must have gadget for business travellers in their recent article, making sure you “Lessen your vulnerability by warding off your exposure to germs with one of these stylish Germ Masks built with a PM2.5 filter. “Not everyone loves travelling, and for a germaphobe, clocking up air miles is less of a grand adventure and more of a nightmare”. Be sure to avoid any of these nightmares by stocking up on our TECMASKs!
To read full article, visit: https://theupsider.com.au/travel-gadgets-business-travellers/16049
Born with Cystic Fibrosis, enduring multiple surgeries from the age of 16, and having to deal with endless uncertainty, Sam has gone through it all, and is now ready to take on the world at the 2019 World Transplant Games. Competing in the World Transplant Games this year, Sam is excited to participate in a range of events, and bring home the gold for Australia.
Travel is something that Sam has always enjoyed, however is not something that comes easily to him in his condition, even now with a working set of lungs. That is why Sam believes in being prepared, and believes in TECMASK.
Check out his full story here: https://www.girl.com.au/sam-ira-tecmask-interview.htm
NZ Herald have mentioned TECMASK in their lifestyle section this week, and even are giving readers the chance to win one of our products! “Herald Travel has teamed up with Tecmask to keep you germ-free on your next big journey. We've got 15 face masks to share.” The article also talks about how our TECMASKs “come with some sort of fancy filtration system that wards off 99 per cent of BFE and PFE particles smaller than 2.5 microns.” Be sure to check out the article below!
To read full article, visit: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news
''So, Are Disposable Face Masks Really In Fashion?''... WHIMN Australia decided to investigate this topic and come out with an interesting approach. Can a disposable face mask be both functional and stylish? Conclusion... not only are celebrities catching on to the use of disposable face masks, but they have noted TECMASK as a fashionable and functional alternative that is both 'close to home', and 'priced more reasonably' than Off-White's fashionable adaption to the common surgical mask.
So... we'll let you be the judge.
To find out more, visit: https://www.whimn.com.au/look/fashion/so-are-disposable-face-masks-really-in-fashion/news-story
Retail Pharmacy Media:
It's true... doctor's are issuing warnings that the 2019 Flu Season could be 'one of the worst we've had'! But have no fear... if you cannot afford to get sick this flu season, TECMASK is here to help you avoid catching or spreading those dreaded germs...whilst looking fabulous of course! Even Retail Pharmacy Magazine agree, having included us in the 'What's New' section of their May 2019 email Newsletter.
That's right! if you love our products as much as we do, and have a retail presence where you feel your customers will love them too, we do have wholesale prices for our stockists!
If you’re interested in joining our fast growing list of suppliers, click here to find out more: https://tecmask.com/pages/wholesale
The Daily Telegraph:
As the 2019 flu season is shaping up to what some believe may be ‘deadly, the Daily Telegraph think that TECMASK may be onto something. ‘There is now a demand for new masks that use better material, with both fashion and health appeal’… Their article looks into the story behind TECMASK and how they were able to identify a need in today’s Aussie market.
To find out more, visit: https://dailytelegraph.com.au/
The Daily Mail
Even Daily Mail have given TECMASK their tick of approval in their article ''Stylish' face masks are launched for corporate workers to wear in the office during flu season'', discussing all things TECMASK. As the flu season is slowly returning, the article reminds us all of the importance of trying to keep our health at optimal levels and if you can't afford to take a sick day, TECMASK has you covered.
Sick days are no longer a thing with thanks to TECMASK!! If you have work to do and cant afford a day away from the office, you can at least do it in style! Even PR Queen and business women Roxy Jacenko agree’s and now her office is equipped with the latest in disposable face masks! Now you can always feel stylish even with the flu.
Triple White Magazine
Triple White is Stylerunner’s online magazine that dedicates itself in spreading the word about news you should know about! They have included our TECMASK travel germ masks in their article which lists their 5 tips to avoid getting sick whilst travelling! Our products are always good to have with you as an added insurance, just in case you feel you might need to wear it during your flight!
Check out all of their 5 tips here: http://www.triple-white.com/2019/01/25/5-tips-avoid-getting-sick-travelling/
Better Homes and Gardens
Better Homes and Gardens have made mention of our TECMASK disposable face masks in their article advising ‘how to avoid getting sick on long flights’! They describe our germ masks as a great item to have when you are unable to select who you are sitting next to, whether they have a cold or flu or not.
To find out more, visit: https://www.bhg.com.au/how-to-avoid-getting-sick-on-a-plane