Safety and Workwear

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…

Vision1’s Customizable Face Shields - Stay Safe and Help Customers With a Visible Smile
June 12, 2020 at 10:26 am

Even though COVID-19 is not beaten yet, the country is reopening and everyone is excited to finally enjoy summer to the full extent. But unfortunately, as long as there is no cure available, everyone—and especially people in customer facing jobs such as waiters, bartenders, retailers, etc.—will be in danger to get infected with the novel…

LAT Apparel Offers Decorator-Friendly Face Coverings for Adult and Children
June 4, 2020 at 1:38 pm

LAT Apparel, Ball Ground, Ga., announced that it is offering reusable, two-ply, decorator-friendly face coverings for adults (under the LAT Brand) and kids (under the company’s Rabbit Skins Brand). These decorator-friendly versions are ideal for screen print, heat transfers, direct-to-garment, embroidery and pad printing. Both versions come in black/black, white/black and white/white. The reusable masks…

Scientists Are Working on Face Masks That Kill Coronavirus On Contact
May 27, 2020 at 2:43 pm

Scientists are working on creating a treatment for face masks that not only prevent pathogens from spreading, but actually kills the virus on contact. According to Newsweek, researchers at the University of Kentucky have been working on a mask that would “capture and deactivate” the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19...

'PPE Hell': Changing Rules, Supply Chain Nightmares—and a Lifeline for Promo Businesses
May 5, 2020 at 11:42 am

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, has been a lifeline for industry companies savvy enough to get in early and adapt quickly. PPE sales have helped promo businesses partially offset the drop in other orders and, in some cases, actually increase revenue despite widespread economic fallout. But selling PPE has been anything but easy...

Gildan Might Make Its Face Mask Production Permanent
May 1, 2020 at 2:37 pm

After adding production of face masks and gowns for health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gildan Activewear said that it’s considering making this facet of its business permanent, even after the stay-at-home orders relax and things regain relative normalcy...

Apparel Suppliers, Promo Companies Shift Production to Face Masks During COVID-19 Outbreak
March 25, 2020 at 12:05 pm

The promo industry is facing major adversity. But apparel manufacturers have taken this opportunity not only to pivot for the sake of their business, but to do some real good. Last week, we we reported that Los Angeles Apparel offered its workforce to create face masks. It’s now joined by companies like Hanes, SnugZ USA, Starline and more...

alphabroder Launches Berne Apparel Line
November 4, 2019 at 2:38 pm

alphabroder, Trevose, Pa., announced its partnership with Berne Apparel Company, a manufacturer of rugged outdoor workwear and safety apparel that's been in business for more than 100 years. Beginning today, alphabroder will offer the Berne Apparel line to its customers. The line includes insulated jackets, coats, sweatshirts and high-visibility styles. "Berne is a workwear category…