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Pioneering PPE Reusable Isolation Gowns


Fashion-Enter Ltd, (FEL) an award winning social enterprise based in Haringey, has been working with the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust since March 2020 on a new sustainable recycled isolation gown. 

The unique DWR polyester treated gown product has been created to provide a sustainable alternative to the disposable one-use gown and allows for the NHS Key Worker to wear and wash the garment up to 50 times.

Using a fully tested and innovative fabric FEL has designed an easy to use gown that provides an RFID tracking system so there is reassurance that the gown performs time and time again saving money for the NHS as well as providing the local economy with longevity of jobs at the manufacturing plant at FEL.

CEO Jenny Holloway commented: “The support from the Royal Free London has been incredible especially during these very difficult pressurised Covid times. The design was extensively tested on a wide variety of clinical staff and the fabric testing from the manufacturer has surpassed expectations. This is a British designed and manufactured product to be proud of and reflects how the NHS does put sustainability and ethical gown manufacturer at the heart of their business of caring for key workers. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the staff at the Royal Free London for enabling this isolation gown to come to market.”

The isolation gown is available for immediate use contact details are isolationgowns@fashion-enter.com or call 0208 809 3311 and ask to speak to Caroline Ash.

Notes to Editor:

FEL was established in 2006 and has two aims; centre of excellence for technical skills for the unemployed and manufacturer of ethical production.  FEL is the only garment manufacturer in the UK with a leading status in the ethical audit Fast Forward.

The main technical components of the fabric are:

The fabric is tested to EN 13795-1 (2019) standards.

The fabric has passed the EN29073-3 tensile strength test.

The fabric includes a liquid repellent and cire/calendar finish. 

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