Born out of Love, Rich in Science
Happy Masks was born out of my mom’s love for my young kids and me. Safe in Taiwan where coronavirus had been well contained, she was worried about her family far away in the United States, where Covid cases were skyrocketing.
Luckily, for years my mom had already been using one of the best masks available, which was originally developed by a scientist who had worked with my dad to develop a nanofiber membrane to treat wastewater. When Taiwan experienced the SARS epidemic in 2003, this scientist decided to use this same technology in a mask form to protect against viruses and other air pollutants.
In March of 2020, my mom quickly shipped a box of these masks to us, and my kids, ages 7, 5, and 4, started wearing them on our daily scooter rides around the neighborhood. Friends and neighbors started noticing our kids happily talking and laughing while wearing these unique “parrot beak” shaped masks. Soon friends of friends, and friends-of-friends-of-friends started asking for them.
Happy Masks began from the love a grandmother feels for her family and the need to protect them. Since then, it has been our privilege to make Happy Masks available to customers across the US and around the globe so that they in turn can protect the people they love most.
Stay safe and healthy,
Grandma with her 3 grandkids, Charlotte (age 4), Benji (age 5), Olivia (age 7).