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Partnership creates 100% British Made Brilliant face mask

A new collaboration sees Heathcoat Fabrics working together with two partners to create the best solution in textile face coverings

16th September 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tiverton, Devon, UK

Protective, Medical/Hygiene

At Devon, UK based Heathcoat Fabrics, partnerships are a key part of the company’s business strategy. Usually they are formed with its customers to solve their individual requirement for a novel or tailored solution to their business need. However, a new collaboration sees Heathcoat, one of the UK’s longest established textiles manufacturers, working together with two partners to create the best solution in textile face coverings, offering a new level of everyday protection against the continuing COVID-19 viral threat.

Early in the current pandemic, and with concern about the number of disposable items entering the ecological system, Heathcoat turned its attention to the demand for a comfortable, reusable and effective face covering.

NHS approval

In conjunction with Manchester based spinner English Fine Cottons, the UK’s only commercial cotton spinner, the 100% UK made cotton fabric was welcomed by thousands of care workers and members of the wider community. The face covering was manufactured by English Fine Cottons who worked with the team at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust to design an attractive, effective and comfortable mask, which gained NHS approval.

100% British

A 100% British product produced from ethically sourced materials and woven in a sustainable manufacturing environment is definitely something to shout about, Heathcoat.

“The masks are soft and comfortable to wear, however, a repeated comment on our feedback was, can we have a different colour or design,” the company explains.

The Brilliant face mask designed by the Innovation Team at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. © Heathcoat Fabrics.

Enter the third member of the partnership, Clothes2Order (C2O). C2O are a well-established personalised clothing supplier based in Manchester, with a strong online presence. C2O added its own expertise to the partnership by creating personalised or plain coloured face coverings using the established Heathcoat/EFC design and maintaining the benefit of 100% British Made.

Anti-viral treatment

Heathcoat has now added a proven anti-viral treatment to its cotton base fabric, which is now used to create an outstanding, Brilliant mask product. The wash-durable treatment has been tested to ISO 18184:2019, recording >98.8% virus elimination.

Visit for your individual design with the added reassurance of tested anti-viral protection, Heathcoat concludes.

How to buy Brilliant masks

To purchase Brilliant masks please follow the link to the Brilliant Face Masks online shop -

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