Safety and Workwear

High-End Scrubs? How a Former Nike Exec Sees the Future of Medical Apparel
January 13, 2021 at 10:32 am

A former Nike executive is starting his own medical apparel company, taking some of the lessons he’s learned from one of the world’s premier apparel brands to the uniforms and workwear sector. Lago, formed by Michael Tang, who most recently served in Nike’s corporate strategy department, will incorporate sustainability practices and high-end design...

ERB Industries Announces Acquisition by Delta Plus Group
December 23, 2020 at 1:16 pm

ERB Industries Inc., doing business as ERB Safety and Fame Fabrics, a manufacturer of personal protective equipment and commercial apparel, announced that the company has been acquired by Delta Plus Group, headquartered in Apt, France. Delta Plus Group is a premier global manufacturer of head-to-toe safety equipment for workers in construction and general industry. For…

Vantage Apparel Adds New Xtreme Visibility Safety Apparel for 2021
October 20, 2020 at 11:40 am

Vantage Apparel, Avenel, N.J., announced the addition of its new safety apparel line through an exclusive partnership with Xtreme Visibility. Planned for launch in November 2020, the new safety line includes a wide assortment of ANSI-certified Class 2 and Class 3 vests, shirts, sweatshirts, rainwear and jackets—all ready for decoration and fulfillment in 72 hours…

Our First Full Look at the Apple Mask—a Feat of Modern Brand Experience
September 29, 2020 at 10:15 am

We got our first full look at the Apple mask, a face-covering the company developed specifically for its retail and corporate employees. Like other Apple products, it's meticulously branded and packaged, and has some original design elements that set it apart from competitors. Say what you will about Apple, but it has branding down to a science...

More Major Athletic Brands Are Creating Exercise-Friendly Face Masks for Athletes 
July 15, 2020 at 1:50 pm

Last month, we covered Under Armour's face mask designed for athletes that sold out of its first run in an hour. Now, it looks as though Under Armour might have some competition, as other major athletic brands are following suit. Reebok and Adidas both launched masks for athletes, and fashion retailer Uniqlo sold out of an activewear mask...

Researchers Develop a Reusable Face Mask that Kills Viruses with a USB Charger
June 19, 2020 at 11:09 am

Researchers in Haifa, Israel, have created what they believe is a reusable face mask that kills harmful particles by heating itself up with a smartphone charger. It’s been pretty incredible how quickly the scientific community has acted during the COVID-19 pandemic. New developments that sometimes take years have happened in weeks. This has included much…