Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo glamorizes bulletproof backpacks and clothing for kids in back-to-school segment
Bartiromo opened the segment by playing a song titled "Bulletproof"
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From the August 20 edition of Fox Business' Mornings with Maria Bartiromo:
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MARIA BARTIROMO (HOST): You design these bulletproof backpacks specifically for the United States.
CAROLINA BALLESTEROS CASAS (MC ARMOR): Yes, exactly. We have different categories of lines of product. We have the gold collection, black collection, is fashion with ballistics, and we have the backpacks for kids.
BARTIROMO: Why did you decide to bring these to the U.S.?
BALLESTEROS CASAS: OK. In the U.S., sadly, there's the guns, everybody can have a gun. So, here, kids need to be protected, and we have the fact that there is some school issues, so we need to bring this to the United States.
BARTIROMO: Tell us how it works. So this -- it doesn't even feel like it's heavier than a regular backpack.
BALLESTEROS CASAS: We have here the backpack plate --
BARTIROMO: OK, so this is what’s in there. This is what stops the bullet.
BALLESTEROS CASAS: Exactly. That's the ballistic plate.
BARTIROMO: Got it, OK.
BALLESTEROS CASAS: It has to be hard, not soft. Because kids -- we work with pediatricians, we have a company, we do research and development. And the pediatrician says kids before 15 years, they don't have fat, they don't have enough muscles, so they need to have hard ballistics.
BALLESTEROS CASAS: And also it can be worn as a shield.
BARTIROMO: Oh my goodness. It's incredible that this has come to this though, that we need bulletproof clothing. Some of these things are quite fashion forward. Tell us about, for example something like this, which I feel it in here.
BALLESTEROS CASAS: Yeah, exactly.
BARTIROMO: It's heavier, but this looks like a very fashionable jacket.
BALLESTEROS CASAS: That's the idea.
BARTIROMO: Tell us about it.
BALLESTEROS CASAS: This is the black collection. We wear it with Miguel Caballero's brand, we wear it -- 13 presidents in Latin America, we have prime ministers wearing this. So it's very light weight. You can see it's wearable. It's fashionable, but wearable, but protection.