If you work in a high-pressure environment, you want to feel fresh and comfortable. When it’s a medical or care workplace, the added advantage of clothing that’s not just smart but also inhibits bacterial growth is obvious. To tick all these boxes, NNT and Polygiene have teamed up to create a new range of protective uniforms and scrubs for health professionals.
The new workwear, marketed under the Workwear Group logo, incorporates Polygiene’s innovative StayFresh™ technology. StayFresh specifically works to inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria in fabric. Polygiene’s principle of “Wear more. Wash less” means that treated garments can be washed less frequently, saving time, water, and energy.
This not only reduces the use of valuable resources but also cuts the number of potential pollutants released into the environment, such as detergents and microfibres from the clothes themselves. It also prolongs the garment’s life, creating more sustainable work wear that lasts longer, has less bacterial load even after repeated wearing, and smells fresher.
How does it work?
Polygiene StayFresh uses a silver salt solution that’s been tested rigorously by independent laboratories for its safety and effectiveness. It’s anti-microbial and inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. As it’s incorporated into the garments during the manufacturing process, it keeps on working for the lifetime of the garment.
The results are scrubs and uniforms that give the wearer personal confidence and all-day freshness but that don’t cost the earth in energy or resources. The potential for expansion into other areas is substantial, and both Polygiene and NNT see the advantages of a wide range of uniforms and workwear going forward.
Polygiene’s proven track record
Polygiene’s proven track record in creating effective antimicrobial and anti-odor technology has encouraged NNT to partner up with the Scandinavian company.
”NNT is proud to partner with Polygiene, a trusted global brand used by fashion brands all over the world, for use on our scrubs fabrics,” comments NNT Senior Designer Ann Morgan. “We chose them because the durability of the Polygiene finish has been tested and proven to last for 100 washes, plus it’s bluesign® approved, meaning that it’s more environmentally conscious. It’s aligned with our company values for ethical and social responsibility,” she adds.
A bright future
The new range of workwear is already available within the Workwear Group portfolio under the brand NNT Uniforms. It includes NNT Next-Gen Active Scrubs, NNT Vital Scrubs, and NNT Petal Print ranges. Uptake on these ranges is predicted to grow considerably over the next 12 months. In the last six months, orders have already reached an impressive 300,000 units.
NNT has been on the frontline of uniform manufacturing since 1962, working alongside frontline workers. They take real pride in designing uniforms created using the input of the people who wear them every day.
Evolution that combines fashion and function
Today, NNT partners with many organizations ranging from some of the world’s best-known brands through to small businesses. As a result, the NNT collection continues to evolve to help even more organizations succeed with a compelling combination of fashion and function.
“We are proud to partner with NNT to grow our offering within the WWG portfolio, a respected global provider, of high quality and performance workwear”, shares Ulrika Björk, Polygiene CEO. Björk continues, “The added value of Polygiene StayFresh performance in these scrubs will provide the frontline in the healthcare industry the confidence of a hygienic uniform as well as confidence in a fresh uniform when in a public arena. We look forward to continuing to grow our partnership in the seasons to come.”
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Founded in 1962, NNT has been fitting out healthcare professionals who dedicate their careers to delivering vital care in hospitals and healthcare settings. Since its origin, NNT has grown to create distinctive, fit for purpose uniforms for companies across a range of industries across Australia and New Zealand, and more recently across the world. Today, NNT partners with many organizations ranging from some of the world’s best-known brands through to small businesses. As a result, the NNT collection continues to evolve to help even more organizations succeed with a compelling combination of fashion and function. That’s because NNT uniforms are designed in consultation with industry professionals, investing in research and development to create new high-tech uniform solutions that meet needs and exceed customer expectations. Uniforms designed to move with professionals and stand up to the day, no matter what it throws at them. Over the years, NNT has observed that a uniform solution is more than just the garments. They have developed flexible uniform programs to look good, feel good and stand the test of time. No matter where our customers work or what they do, NNT Uniforms will ensure every team will always look and feel their best. NNT has always created uniforms that enable professionals to be at the top of their game and today, NNT is still fit for the front line. Read more about NTT
Polygiene Group is the global leader in antimicrobial technologies and odor control solutions. We treat hard surfaces and textiles to ensure that your products are better protected and remain more hygienic, and you remain confidently fresh and odor-free. As the ingredient brand of choice, we work with over 500 global premium brands within our business areas of Product Protection and Freshness. We provide a wide range of technologies that increase the value of our customers products and enable consumers to live a more mindful life. We offer solutions and treatments for products with technologies such as: BioMaster, VeriMaster, ScentMaster, MasterPiece, BioStatic and OdorCrunch. Polygiene is listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information: www.polygiene.com
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