OUR FOUNDING STORY
“I founded Cambridge Mask Co after moving to Beijing. I saw a lot of young kids get sick from air pollution. They were growing up thinking the air should be coloured in grey in pictures and coughing all day was normal. No one, especially not children, should have to sacrifice their health just by breathing. I developed a family-friendly science-led mask that can help protect children and adults from air pollution. I believe everyone should be able to get out and enjoy life, without having to worry about what they breathe or the way they look. Today we have helped over 1 million people in over 100 countries get the mask they need to help them stay safe from pathogens, urban air pollution, wildfire smoke, traffic fumes or whatever might be damaging their health.”
Learn more about Christopher’s story by watching his interview with Bloomberg News
OUR TEAM TODAY
Cambridge Mask Co has operations in UK, China and Indonesia. Our team are passionate about helping everyone, everywhere get the masks they need to keep them safe and give them peace of mind.
Christopher Dobbing – Founder & CEO – Christopher founded Cambridge Mask Co in 2015 to realize his vision for masks that could give everyone the confidence to get outside and enjoy life without having to worry about what they breathe.
Nina Griffee – COO – Nina has helped Cambridge Mask Co from inception, supporting the brand development and later becoming Marketing Director. She has been COO since 2018. Nina has a background in creative design as well as banking, giving her a unique skill set to envision the solution to challenges and the discipline to deliver them.
Alan Mitchell – CFO – Alan has worked in senior roles with HSBC in Hong Kong and Indonesia as well as spending 11 years with Rothschild as their Finance lead for South East Asia. He has many decades of experience managing financial discipline for companies of almost every size both private and listed.
We produce 2 ranges of masks, the PRO and BASIC, both are certified under European respirator standard EN149 to FFP2. You can learn more on our certifications page
The PRO mask lasts for 3-6 months of daily use (200-300 hours) and has filters that use technology developed by the British Military for chemical, nuclear and biological warfare protection. They filter nearly 100% of viruses, bacteria, gas pollution and particulates. They come in a range of 5 sizes and a range of patterns. Each mask comes with a free nose foam and head strap accessory to help ensure maximum filtration and stop glasses fogging.
The BASIC range is tested to filter more than 95% of tiny PM2.5 particulates, which are about 1/50th of the width of a human hair and can go deep into the lungs and potentially into the blood stream. The BASIC masks come in 5 sizes and black or navy colour.
Visit our shop or learn more about the filtration technology in Cambridge Masks.
Today, we work with individuals, corporates, retailers and governments around the world. A few examples are below
Ferrari – a custom branded project to supply their test drive team and factory staff with brandable non disposable FFP2 certified masks
Deliveroo – In order to reduce risks for their riders, Deliveroo partnered with Cambridge Mask Co to give out custom branded masks to their delivery team in the UK
British Airways – We supported BA with a custom braded mask and presentation case for their First Class passengers flying to places with bad air quality.
WHSmith Travel – You can find Cambridge Mask Co in Heathrow Terminal 5 and many of their other travel stores globally (note: not available in High Street locations)
Wiggle.com – The one stop shop for all things cycling, we are a proud partner of Wiggle / Chain Reaction Cycling
RB Group (Dettol) – In 2018 we signed an exclusive 5 year agreement with FTSE100 company RB Group to offer a co-branded Cambridge Mask / Dettol mask in the India market
United Nations – The UN have ordered Cambridge Mask for their team in various locations to help support their important work
Nepal Police Force – Since 2017 we have regularly supplied Nepal’s Police with masks to help them stay safe when supporting local communities
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – For several years we have supplied the EBRD’s team in the Balkans to help keep them safe from poor air quality in the region
Canadian Embassy Jakarta – many diplomatic mission teams have to work in places with poor air quality. Since 2015, we have helped equip staff from Germany, Italy, New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada, Switzerland and more posted to Indonesia, China, Bangladesh, Mongolia and other places with poor urban air quality.