ABOUT

 

V-RPL (V-Repel), was born out of necessity. The shortage of masks (and other protective items) has left many of us scrambling. We want to protect loved ones but must also acknowledge medical professionals and organizations need access to these materials first. We wanted to use our resources to create a face mask by the layperson, for the layperson with a design inspired by empirical, scientific data.

We use a triple layered design from BMT VirusGuard engineering for the best protection - AllergyGuard™ Technology, NanoScreen™ Technology, and Copper Mesh. Bacteria, yeasts, and viruses are rapidly killed on metallic copper surfaces, and the term “contact killing” has been coined for this process. Copper has recently been registered at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the first solid antimicrobial material.

Our mask out last and out protect the generic face mask. The long-term benefits are well worth the investment.

  • Hand washable / reusable for up to 40 Days
  • Small sizes for children and large sizes that can cover most beards.
  • Made according to LA Protects and CDC manufacturing standards.
  • Designed scientifically engineered to protect against bacteria, pollution, allergies and viruses including COVID-19.

About Our Founder 

Jake V. Peak was born and raised in the vibrant casino town of Atlantic City, NJ. Jake was heavily influenced by the music, the style, the raw edge of Philadelphia, which is not that far from Atlantic City. In 2010, Jake graduated from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in fashion design.

From 2009 to 2015, while in NYC, Jake interned and worked with many popular fashion houses to hone his craft and industry experience. His life was full of many meaningful coincidences, like working with Lori Goldstein, who would later connect him to his mentor Eric Sartori.

In 2015, Jake moved to Los Angeles to further his career in fashion. Los Angeles seemed like the perfect place to position his aesthetic which infuses vintage details and modern silhouettes combined with technical tailoring. His design inspiration is a “mash up” of Paco Robanne, Patrick Kelly, with the grace of Madame Gres pleating, and the cleverness of Maison Margiela. Jake started freelancing and working for a variety of labels.

While at Marna Ro, Jake met his mentor, Eric Sartori, who was his boss and creative director at the time. Eric generously shared his experience with him and really helped Jake to identify his creative process. Within a superficial and competitive industry, many of his peers were not as willing to share and support a fellow designer, which is why Jake will forever love Eric for how he believed in him.

Jake is now the Director of Design of NISM, where Jake oversees all aspects of the business. Jake is currently working on a new collection called Sins of War. Sins of war is all about him overcoming every obstacle life has put in his path. Pushing through every battle in his path to win the war.