Under Armour develops no-sew protective mask that can be produced quickly and in large quantities

Performed by: Under Armour

Country: United States

To support the health system during the coronavirus pandemic, in March 2020, Under Armor clothing and sports equipment brand began to manufacture and distribute to professionals in several United States hospitals, face masks, shields, hospital gowns, among other items for individual protection.

To meet the high demand for protective equipment, the Under Armor team focused on designing a mask that could be produced very quickly and in large quantities. Thus, the team developed a one-piece mask design that does not require sewing. Its origami-style folds mold the specially chosen, breathable yet moisture-resistant fabric into the desired mask shape.