Our Story

The idea for Mask Bros started when we were buying PPE for volunteers at our organization Students Against Corona.

We were shocked to discover that masks that were bought in bulk for less than £0.38 per mask were (and still are) being resold to customers for up to £2.00.

We knew that we had to do something.

We started buying masks and respirators in bulk for as cheaply as we could and reselling them for the same price.

After selling our first 100,000 masks, we realized the only way to scale sustainably was by pivoting to a margin-based model. This allowed us to buy at higher volumes, negotiate more forcibly with our suppliers, and source more affordable products without sacrificing quality.

Mask Bros exists to bring competition and transparency back to the PPE marketplace. We hope that we are able to provide you and your loved ones with a sense of security during these uncertain times. 

About Us

Hi! This is Cogan (left) and Freddie (right). We are the founders of Mask Bros.

We met at the University of St Andrews where Freddie graduated in 2018 with a degree in physics and where Cogan completed his final term studying modern history and philosophy.

Freddie spent a year working at Google as a strategy analyst before pursuing a Masters in software engineering at the University of Oxford.

Cogan is a graduate of Marine Corps Officer Candidate School and was set to commission this autumn before the pandemic hit.

We have both postponed what we were working on in order to focus on growing Mask Bros full-time and to make a difference.