Ok, we get it & agree… wearing a mask isn’t fun… or at least it wasn’t until now… enter Emerging Heroes. We’re obsessed & think you will be too!
Designer & entrepreneur Heather Payne has expanded her Emerging Heroes collection of luxury activewear to include a collection of face masks that are in keeping with her philosophy of mixing art & positive social impact through fashion.
The collection is produced using a wide range of photo real imagery that transform the regular, bland face mask into a platform for happiness & fun. The mouths of cats, puppies, tigers, lions & chimps allow the wearer to express their inner animal. Facial expressions such as smirks, smiles, lips & laughter can show the person’s attitude even though you can’t see their actual mouths.
“I want to make people feel free & create an uplifting sense of self in these challenging times,” Payne says. “The masks make the expression that people can’t express themselves. You can be a cat in the morning, a tiger in the day or a fox at night.”
The Emerging Heroes collection is made up of her face masks, a collection of leggings with the same photo real treatment on panels & a range of t-shirts & bras, each with words of empowerment on them. The feeling of the collection is one of fun, empowerment & most of all hopeful fun! You can’t go wrong with any of the pieces Payne has created.
The masks are made of Dupont’s SILVADUR™, a moisture wicking anti-bacterial material that can be washed numerous times and not lose its effectiveness. Masks have adjustable sliders to fit any face and custom clips will be available so people don’t lose their masks. 10% of the proceeds go to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
As Payne describes it, “The mask collection is a natural extension of the spirit of Emerging Heroes. Walking down the street you can make ten friends; I look at it as a community of smiles. What better way to get through a day of wearing a mask. Plus you can make your kids into kittens, your husband into a lion.”
We’re hooked & feel you will be too! Click on this link to purchase your own mask, legging, bra or t-shirt… but get ready… you’re going to be stopped twice (or more) times on every block you walk… what a fun way to make new friends at a time when many thought that was impossible!
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