Press release

01/12/2020

The Pokémon Company and Original Stitch Go Big with Black Friday Exclusive Launch:  Masks that feature the original 151 Pokémon


 
SAN FRANCISCO & TOKYO, November 27, 2020—The Pokémon Company and Original Stitch announced today their launch of Pokémon Masks, which allows fashion-forward Trainers to choose a design based on each of the original 151 Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region as seen in the classic 1996 videogames Pokémon Red” and “Pokémon Blue
 
Pokémon Masks arrive on the heels of Pokémon Bandanas, announced last week. The masks and bandanas are both exclusives from "Pokémon Shirts," a customized shirt service from a collaboration between The Pokémon Company and Original Stitch, which has been available since February 2019. 

“In April 2020, there was 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 in our lineup. 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 from 151 kinds of Pokémon fabrics!

Pokémon Masks blend creativity with sustainability. Made from the fabric leftover from tailoring their shirts in Japan, Pokémon Masks are available in ​151 patterns inspired by the original 151 Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region as seen in Pokémon​ Red” and “Pokémon Blue. In addition, on the backside, fans can choose from four different colors of breathable mesh fabric. 

Slowbro (Med), Child in Slowpoke (Sm)                                                Mewto (Med)

Choose from 151 types of Pokémon!                                        4 Mesh Colors for the back

“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 an outdoor socially distanced hang with friends, we know that Pokémon Masks will be a fashionable 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 Shirts Masks
 

Pokémon Masks are available exclusively at Original Stitch. Get yours today—and while you are at it,​ check out our awesome Pokémon Shirts, available in 251 fabrics, our Polo shirts, 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 this mask has no function to completely prevent infectious diseases.
 
Pokémon Shirts product overview  

Customers can enjoy Pokémon Shirts and Pokémon polo shirts that combine all 251 types of original print fabrics (Pokémon that appear in "Pokémon Red and Blue" and "Pokémon Gold and Silver") or plain fabrics. Order online and ship it straight to your door.
Official Web Page: https://pokemon.originalstitch.com/

POKÉMON MASK
Size         : S / M
Custom Parts       : 2 parts (Front surface / back mesh fabric)
Price          : $18 ~(tax and shipping fee are not included)
Available Fabric   : Surface - 151 Pokémon fabrics from 『Pokémon Red and Blue』
         Back - 4 colors of mesh fabric to choose from
Sales country  : Japan, USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
 
POKÉMON SHIRTS + POLOS


Shirts type    : Men’s shirts, Women’s shirts, Kid’s shirts
Style           : Adult Dress style, Casual style, Polo style and Hawaiian style
          Kids Casual and Hawaiian style
Size         : Adult XXS・XS・S・M・L・XL・XXL・3XL・4XL
          Kids 100・110・120・130・140・150cm 
Custom Parts       : Adult 6 Customizable Parts – body, outer and inner collar, outer and inner cuffs, pocket
          Kids 2 Customizable Parts – body and pocket
Price          :  $85 - $100  -(tax and shipping fees are not included)

 
 
About The Pokémon Company
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit pokemon.com/uk/

About Original Stitch
"Original Stitch" was born out of the desire of engineers who work in Silicon Valley to "reduce the effort of going to buy clothes." We launched a test service in 2013, and since the establishment of the original brand “Original Inc.” in 2015, it’s developing services with the vision of “custom shirts for all closets”. You can customize the details of the shirt from 1 billion patterns to your liking and order in a minimum of 5 minutes. At the factory in Japan, the shirts are carefully tailored by craftsmen.  Official Web site:​https://ja-jp.originalstitch.com/