May 28, 2020
As the economy slowly starts to open, many of our hospitality partners are looking for ways to protect their staff from contagion. Giving staff the right equipment and supplies is crucial. It ensures the safety and wellbeing of not only guests, but also hotel employees.
Nearly 80 years of innovation and leadership in reusable healthcare textiles have allowed Standard Textile to leverage our expertise in healthcare as it pertains to the new landscape in the hospitality industry.
In the 1980s, as a long-time leader in protective products for healthcare, Standard Textile developed what is now the industry standard for reusable surgical technology: ComPel® fabric. We have leveraged that knowledge and expertise to offer protective solutions for the unique needs of hospitality.
Our innovative ComPel® technology is exclusive to Standard Textile. It utilizes a patented optimized synthetic microfilament construction that repels liquids even as it allows moisture vapor to pass through. Since our ComPel® garments are reusable, they also deliver documented cost savings versus disposable garments. Our range of products that utilize this technology include ComPel® Isolation Gown, Protective Lab Coat, and Hamper Bag.
According to the World Economic Forum, like hospitals, the single most important way the hospitality industry can develop consumer trust is to put staff safety first. There are two critical aspects here: 1) what you do to keep staff safe and 2) how you communicate about what you are doing.
Hospitals found they could cut the rate of transmission of the virus among their own workers through universal masking, universal precautions, and cleaning protocols. All of these preventive measures can be directly applied to the hospitality industry.
While guests’ comfort and safety is always at the top of mind for hoteliers, hotel staff protection is just as critical. Offering hotel staff scrub apparel and reusable masks is one way to ease fear and worries of contagion among employees and guests.
Our line of protective apparel for hotel staff includes two types of reusable face masks, disposable face masks, and two types of scrubs. Our reusable fabric face masks come with either tie closures or elastic loops. Unisex scrub apparel is offered in our unique Softweave® fabric, which is a favorite with staff due to its exceptional opacity, with 55/45 cotton/polyester blend made with extra soft, ring-spun yarns. Our Standard Classic® apparel offers an excellent balance of performance and value with 55/45 cotton/polyester plain-weave blend made with ring-spun yarns.
Microfiber cleaning cloths remove approximately 98% of bacteria from hard surfaces with just water, helping you reduce cleaning time and use less chemicals. Standard Textile’s multi-purpose microfiber terry cleaning cloths work well for virtually all hard surface applications—metal, stone, and glass—to absorb and remove microparticles, dust, dirt, oils and surface moisture. The fibers are non-abrasive, hypoallergenic, and virtually lint–free.
Protective measures and apparel are a universal message of your commitment to safety, cleanliness, and personal wellbeing. At Standard Textile we take that commitment seriously.
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