Coughs? Sniffles? Sneezes? Keep it to Yourself

Screen Shot 2014-01-08 at 4.13.30 PMTutem Masks launches line of chic personal masks

We have all been caught in a situation where we wish the person next to us in the plane, train or movies was wearing a personal mask as they were sneezing or coughing away.  We question why they are not wearing a mask especially since they knew they were sick!  We hope that the germs they are spreading are not getting anywhere near us but……. we know better.  Next time, we promise ourselves we will wear a mask to help prevent the spread of germs.

Jody Vitelli a mother and entrepreneur, found herself in this situation too many times. That is why she created Tutem Masks, an individually wrapped single-use mask that helps prevent the spread of germs. Smart and chic, the patented comfort mask comes in 10 stylish prints to keep travelers, commuters, co-workers, families and the rest of us from getting sick this cold & flu season. There are an estimated one billion cases of the common cold in the US per year.

Tutem aligns perfectly with increasing trends in wellness, public germ prevention, and the elevation of daily essentials via good design.

“I was determined to develop a fun, tasteful mask that people would feel good about wearing,” says Ms. Vitelli. “These masks are conversational, thoughtful and a very necessary accessory that will help keep us all a bit healthier.”

Created to be cool and comfortable in every way possible, Tutem custom prints are fun and its patented breathing chamber makes long wear easier. It won’t ruin lipstick or gloss, or muss hair. The latex-free masks are sold two per pack, each individually wrapped with an all-natural CleanWell sanitizing wipe.

Tutem 2-Packs are $8 (10-Packs are $30) and can be purchased online at

Inspired by the Latin word Tutis, meaning “for our safety,” Tutem has arrived to help Americans spread love, not germs.

About Tutem Masks

Tutem Masks is a collection of smart and chic single-use personal masks designed to help prevent the spread of germs that cause colds and flu. Made in the USA, Tutem empowers the socially responsible individual with a convenient, highly wearable mask. Wear while traveling, at work or anywhere germs can be spread. For more information visit, log on to the Tutem Masks Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter @TutemMasks.

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