To celebrate WHO World Health Day, we thought we’d share with you the new innovation in infection control – that’s right, your uniforms can now help with preventing the spread of bacteria in the work place!
Sometimes washing your hands just isn’t enough to get rid of germs, especially when working in the health industry. It might feel like your uniforms are never fully clean when you leave your healthcare workplace– in fact, your clothes could be a host to a multitude of germs and disease causing bacteria!
What a freaky thought! But for some, it’s an everyday reality – for those working in this industry, stopping the spread of germs is an ongoing battle. Hospitals all over the world are constantly struggling with controlling infection rates within the workplace.
I guess you’re wondering how on earth clothing can stop the spread of bacteria? Well, ADVATEX is an anti-bacterial technology deriving from a long-proven history that the silver-compound has a bacteriostatic effect (English please? – a biological or chemical agent that stops bacteria from reproducing). So, the fabric in ADVATEX range is uniquely coated with a microscopic version of this silver compound, making the textiles not only able to resist bacteria, but actively eliminate it!
So basically, when bacteria finds itself on an ADVATEX garment, the treatment in the garment will get rid of the bacteria 80-99% of the time. And it does not only does it target one strain of bacteria – it is tested to resist 8 strains of bacteria including – Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli (Ecoli), Klebsiella pneumonia, Listeria moncytogenes, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa AND Corynebacterium xerosis! Wow – that’s a lot of bacterial that you wouldn’t want hanging around in your clothes!
You might be thinking, does this ~magical treatment~ wear off after time? Well, testing has found that the treatment can last up to 40+ washes on textiles, and 30+ on knitwear. After that, the infection control properties of the garment can be boosted by simply adding some ADVATEX Booster Solution to your wash!
If all this science chat is making you feel hot and bothered, there is also the ADVATEXcool range. This has addition of Biz Collection Optimum Cool technology, which maximises the absorption of moisture from the skin, creating a body-cool environment, yet still fighting the pesky bacteria. And don’t worry – The ADVATEX technology won’t irritate even the most sensitive of skin.
PHEW! All of this, while still maintaining the comfort, coolness and easy care benefits that we are used to seeing in the Fashion Biz range. The range includes a wide variety of Men’s and Women’s corporate wear – including skirts, pants, shirts, jackets, knitwear and scrubs.
Here at Shawl Group, we can also put your brand on ANYTHING! Call us today to put ADVATEX plus your logo in your range! From scrubs to scuff caps, from corporate construction and everything in between – we’ve got you covered