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LifeThreads launches new antimicrobial medical apparel collection

The new Contego Collection is treated with an EPA-registered antimicrobial active ingredient that protects the fabric from harmful pathogens.

20th January 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  New York City, NY

Medical/Hygiene, Clothing/​Footwear, Protective

LifeThreads LLC, a leading life sciences company, has developed a second generation product line of medical apparel, designed to offer doctors, nurses and other medical personnel high value, style, comfort and increased protection.

The new Contego Collection, which follows last year’s introduction of LifeThreads’ Classic Collection, is treated with an EPA-registered antimicrobial active ingredient that is said to protect the fabric from harmful pathogens found within institutional medical environments.

The new Contego Collection follows last year’s introduction of LifeThreads’ Classic Collection. © LifeThreads LLC

All LifeThreads garments are fluid resistant offering healthcare employees protection against blood, urine, vomit and other bodily fluids, the company reports.

New styles

Contego offers new styles with stretch tops, pants and cargo pants that are available now in six different colours – black, pewter, white, wine, royal blue and navy blue with three additional colours – ceil blue, hunter green and eggplant – debuting in March 2016.

The cargo pants feature multiple pockets in convenient places for storing and accessing items easily. The stretch fabric is made out of cotton (55%), polyester (41%) and spandex (4%) and provides an improved fit and greater comfort for healthcare professionals. Sizes range from XS to 3XL.

Contego offers new styles with stretch tops, pants and cargo pants that are available now in six different colours. © LifeThreads LLC

Worn by doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and patients, Life Threads’ textiles are designed to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria in healthcare settings where patients are most vulnerable.

Colour coding

“With the introduction of our new Contego Collection, we are challenging the status quo by offering a new line of highly-styled, comfort plus medical apparel with contemporary colours that medical professionals have been requesting for years,” said Karan Jhunjhunwala, founder and CEO of LifeThreads.

“Our new wide range of garment colours supports coding schemes used increasingly in institutional settings to make it easier for patients to identify caregivers.”

The new wide range of garment colours supports coding schemes used increasingly in institutional settings. © LifeThreads LLC

“The Contego Collection not only makes healthcare professionals feel good and look good, these garments also bring them peace of mind with Life Threads’ ‘first of its kind’ antimicrobial, antifungal, fluid resistant and odour control protection,” said Mr Jhunjhunwala.

LifeThreads

LifeThreads LLC is a life sciences company focused on infection control and management in clinical healthcare settings by targeting soft surface contact points. 

The company manufactures and distributes professional medical apparel, patient garments, linens and related items treated with an EPA-registered antimicrobial active ingredient designed to protect the surface of the fabric from harmful pathogens found within the medical environment.

LifeThreads products have been tested and comply with American Association of Textile Chemist and Colorists guidelines. Lab results indicate that LifeThreads antimicrobial textiles reduce bacterial concentrations by more than 99.9%.

www.life-threads.com

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