Our Story

Masks flooded the market as soon as the pandemic began and we – a group of textile industry exporters (Emcee Apparels, Sreekumaar Texind Corporation and Dvintex) – quickly zeroed in on the fact that textiles are a vector for retransmission. This meant that most available fabric masks were passive filtration systems at best. There was no pathogen-killing textile mask on the market. So we decided to design one.

“What we have created is the right product for the right reason and at the right time” 

We created India’s first active antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial mask that uses four HeiQ Swiss technologies to inhibit viral activity and destroy bacteria on contact. This community initiative is intended to equip as many people in India as possible with masks that protect them effectively. 

Defend & Protecht materials are sustainably sourced and responsibly made.  Senthilkumar from Sreekumaar Texind says, “At Sreekumaar we have developed a standard of care with innovative solutions along with our women centric manufacturing operations. As we combat the increasing spread of COVID-19, HeiQ Viroblock technology, used on the Defend and Protecht masks, helps to keep you safer during this pandemic”. The facility maintains stringent health and sanitisation standards.

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