Original Stitch x POKÉMON CO LTD Mask Release

Friday 27 November 2020

 This year has brought with it changes none of us could ever have anticipated, and one of those major changes is wearing face masks in public. Whether you've been trying to match your mask to your outfit, or wearing the most fun and outrageous you can, masks are going to be with us for a good while yet.

I was really excited to find out that Original Stitch had collaborated with Pokémon to make masks that feature all the OG Kanto region Pokémon! Because if you hadn't figured it out yet, I'm a huge Pokémon fan.

Check out their press release below!

Pokémon and Original Stitch Go Big with Black Friday Exclusive:

Masks from all 151 Pokémon Patterns that appear in "Pokémon Red and Blue"

SAN FRANCISCO & TOKYO, November XX, 2020—Pokémon Co., Ltd. and Original Stitch today announced the launch of Pokémon Masks, which allows fashion-forward followers of Pikachu and company to choose a design from all 151 types of Pokémon patterns that appear in the classic 1996 videogame "Pokémon Red and Blue.”

Pokémon Masks arrive on the heels of Pokémon Bandana, announced last week. The masks and bandanas are both exclusives from "Pokémon Shirt," a customized shirt service from Pokémon Co., Ltd. and Original Stitch, which has been available since February 2019.

“In April 2020, we had a promotion to give customers who purchased shirts a mask as a way to thank them for their support,” said Marina Carroll, Marketing Manager at Original Stitch. “We had such positive feedback from the community, we decided to make masks an official product. To us, in light of world events, this is our most important—and timely—offering since launch, and one that will become a stylish essential for your 2021 wardrobe.” 

Choose 151 kinds of Pokémon fabrics!

Pokémon Masks blend creativity with sustainability. Made from the fabric left over from tailoring shirts in Japan, Pokémon Masks are available in all 151 types of Pokémon patterns that appear in "Pokémon Red and Blue." In addition, on the back side, fans can choose from all four colors of breathable mesh fabric.

“As with all our products, we are offering these masks to the Pokémon community as a way for fans to express themselves and spread a message of fun and safety,” added Carroll. :Whether you’re going to the grocery store or doing a socially distanced hang with friends, we know that Pokémon Masks will be a stylish must-have for fans of all ages. Personally, I can hardly wait to see where they will turn up and how our wonderfully stylish community will accessorize them.”  

Where to buy (*)

Pokémon Masks are available exclusively in the Pokémon shop at Original Stitch. Get yours today—and while you are at it, check out our awesome Pokémon Shirts, available in 251 fabrics, and our newly launched line of Pokémon Bandanas: www.originalstitch.com.

(*) The mask is intended to be used as a fashion item and is not a practical product. Please note that there is no function to completely prevent infectious diseases.