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Making fashion 'safer'

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One brand is offering 100 percent sterilisation for all their products and specialised sterilisation bags that carry all these products. Fashion brand Freakins has introduced 'The Safe Fashion' category in a step towards creating safe fashion during such testing times.

With all the focus on hygiene and cleanliness in times of Coronavirus, has anyone thought about how they can make fashion 'safer'?

One brand is offering 100 percent sterilisation for all their products and specialised sterilisation bags that carry all these products. Fashion brand Freakins has introduced 'The Safe Fashion' category in a step towards creating safe fashion during such testing times. It will also launch the AV40 process - Antiviral Chemical Process on all fashion products from the next collection.

What does 100 percent sterilization mean and is it safe?

The STW process safeguards the product with a special grade layer bag, ensuring 100 percent sterilization guarantee, considering this as a breakthrough towards safe fashion. Every clothing bag comes with a colour-coded paper, which will indicate the application of sterilization before and after the treatment. It is skin friendly and very safe to use.

What is the chemical or substance used for sterilisation? Is it being used by any other company?

We use Ethylene oxide, which is widely used for sterilizing medical and surgical equipment and is proven the most reliable way. In the apparel industry, Freakins is the first brand to introduce and follow a special process of sterilisation of the fashion products at no additional cost for our valued customers.

What does the anti-viral nanotechnology mean and how does it work?

To put it into simpler words, nanotechnology is a chemical treatment that is used to bond antiviral chemicals with the fabric. Any virus or bacteria that comes in contact with the fabric is eliminated immediately. Products specially treated with Antiviral Chemical Treatment will ensure 100 percent elimination of any virus or bacteria and retains its fundamental properties until 40 washes.

Given current circumstances

how important is it to have safe clothing?

Any bacteria or virus can be easily transmitted through textiles, thus making safe clothing the need of the hour. Safe clothing concept is much more than just fashion, new regulations and norms have to be put into place at every step of the procedure from the garment till the product reaches the consumer. From the manufacturing, designing, sterilisation of garment, and sealed packaging and use of antivirus technology, to the final packaging and delivery, the product is ensured to be safe for use for the consumer.

When will your new collection be available with anti-viral technology?

We are launching all our new collections August onwards with AV40 treatment. We are also currently working towards a complimentary mask and gloves with AV40 for all our customers.

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