We are the first glovemakers in the world to partner with HeiQ Materials of Zurich, Switzerland. Their breakthrough treatment, HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, uses a combination of silver and vesicle technology to promote the rapid breakdown of viruses and microbes on contact, while causing no changes to the look or feel of the fabric. As of today, all of our gloves in Merino Wool, Sueded Cotton and Swiss Cotton Jersey are available with HeiQ Viroblock.
How does it work?
The technology is a treatment which is applied to our cotton and wool in the mill. It causes no change to the feel of the material and has been shown by the Doherty Institute of Melbourne, Australia to reduce the presence of the Sendai virus on fabric by 99.99% within 2 minutes and the SARS-CoV-2 virus on fabric by 99.99% within 30 minutes. We are clearly not experts in anything beyond glove making, but we do our best to make exceptional gloves and adapt to changing circumstances. We have been impressed with the work of HeiQ and we are delighted to be their partner for the long term. You can read more about HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 here.