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Uniqlo to debut 'cool and dry' face masks

Parent Fast Retailing to use same material as AIRism underwear

Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo will start selling face masks this summer at its stores, as global demand surges for protection against the coronavirus.

TOKYO -- Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo, owned by Fast Retailing, will start selling face masks this summer at its stores, Chairman and CEO Tadashi Yanai told Nikkei, as global demand surges for protection against the coronavirus.

The face masks will be made of the same material used for the brand's AIRism underwear that is cool and dries quickly.

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