I didn’t think about it much again until I was back in Hong Kong in 2003 during the start of the SARS outbreak. People started dying and the public and I were really scared. The friend I was traveling with had a bit of a cough but not the flu. When he would cough on the plane during our domestic flights in China people were nearly diving under their seats. That is when I found it even more interesting that, even though now there was death involved, only a few percent more people were wearing a mask. That got me thinking, “Why don’t more people wear masks? Common sense says, shouldn’t everyone under the circumstances?”
I concluded that more people didn’t wear masks because of one or all of the reasons below:
- The hazards in the air are invisible so out of sight out of mind: “It won’t happen to me”.
- Many people do not want to look funny wearing a surgical or commercial type mask.
- Masks aren’t readily available.
There was a lot to learn and we are still learning and developing. Our goal is to educate the public so we can help make the invisible hazards of pollution and germs visible. We are committed to educating the public so they can realize the hazards they face and offer them the knowledge and products to combat them. Hence we created our villain Ick as an evil character to represent the invisible hazards, and our hero Style Seal who is committed to fighting the hazards and to save people from their invisible dangers.
We offer products that help monitor your air quality so you can know your hazards and act accordingly.
Additionally, our air masks are designed to be as visually appealing as possible so you can feel comfortable and proud wearing them in public. After all you should be proud that you are smart enough to protect yourself and those around you. We prefer to call them air masks, because they are designed to protect the air you breathe.
I learned through personal testing of many of the masks on the market that their sealing is inferior, so it is impossible for the masks to function properly. We have designed our StyleSEAL Air Mask with the best sealing on the market.
Our Mission is: To make affordable, attractive, well designed and manufactured personal air protection products readily available worldwide whilst educating the public about the hazards they encounter and how to best protect themselves.
Our two characters, Style Seal and Ick (see below), are used in a humorous way to portray how our hero Style Seal, using our products can help protect you against the villain Ick and his invisible pollution and diseases. Hopefully, they can convey a serious topic in a humorous and entertaining way that young and old can understand.