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NNT launches StayFresh-treated range

Durability of the finish has been tested and proven to last for 100 washes.

4th August 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Australia

Protective, Medical/Hygiene

NNT is teaming up with Polygiene to create new frontline workwear for health professionals.

The new range of protective uniforms and scrubs, marketed under the Workwear Group logo, incorporates Polygiene’s StayFresh technology, which works to inhibit the growth of odour-causing bacteria in fabric. As a result, treated garments can be washed less frequently, saving time, water, and energy.

This not only reduces the use of 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.

StayFresh uses a patented 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 odoir-causing bacteria. As it’s incorporated into the garments during the manufacturing process, it keeps on working for the lifetime of the garment.

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 in creating effective antimicrobial and anti-odor technology 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,” said NNT senior designer Ann Morgan. “The durability of the Polygiene finish has been tested and proven to last for 100 washes, and is also bluesign approved.”

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.

Founded in 1962, NNT has grown to create distinctive, fit-for-purpose uniforms for a range of industries across Australia and New Zealand, and more recently, internationally.

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