Necessity is the Mother of Invention.
Founder and CEO Jessica Penrose first conceived of this mask 10 years ago in the Black Rock Desert as a lightweight, fashionable protectant from the dust swirling around her on her journey.
Now we bring you the fully realized product - easy to wear, easy on the eyes, and easy to breathe through. Our mask is designed to house a carbon filter that removes airborne particulate matter - dust, pollutants, smog, smoke, and more - while looking discreet and stylish. The mask includes comfortable, adjustable ear straps, and a nose bridge seal.
As we get our new business up and running, we continue working hard to source our materials both ethically and sustainably while keeping our costs affordable for you. We are also donating a portion of our profits to support non-profit organizations that focus on creating awareness and spurring activism regarding air-quality here in our home state of Utah.
Penrose Soumano is a fashion line created by science majors with backgrounds in design and sewing. They specialize in creating fashion items that are ethically manufactured with sustainable materials, specifically bamboo, deadstock, TENCEL, and more.
We seek to create hybrid-functional clothing for today's climate that is always fashionable. Our coming line will include everything from men's dress shirts, women's dresses, skirts, blouses, activewear, socks, undergarments, and more.
DISCLAIMER: This is not a medical device. We suggest using our product as a fashion accessory aimed at reducing your respiratory intake of airborne pollutants in conjunction with systematically evaluated filters currently on the market. While we make no claims on the efficacy of other products, we believe any filtration is better than no filtration, and assert our desire to minimize airborne health hazards.
With regard to the circulation of COVID-19, we urge you to consult your doctors and published government guidelines on how to reduce your chances of exposure.
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Made from bamboo fibers, bamboo textile is a sustainable alternative to other clothing materials and plastics. It is renewable and has been shown to be both more durable and more breathable. Because of these properties, we implement bamboo textile into many of our products at Penrose Soumano.
Deadstock refers to the leftover fabric many clothing companies never use, either because they overestimated their stock or they made a mistake in manufacturing. Whatever the case, deadstock often ends up in landfills. Our team believes deadstock is still reusable, and we strive to give it new life in many of our designs.
TENCEL is a brand of fabric created by an Austrian company called Lenzing AG. This textile brand is created with modal and lyocell fabrics, both of which are multifaceted and can be combined with many other textiles to create a more durable fabric. It is made from natural, raw wood that is sustainably sourced. We are proud to include this textile in our sustainable clothing.