Safety and Workwear

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…

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...