The global textile manufacturer also received the highly regarded award in the “Best Fabric and Fiber Innovation” category for the development of its antiviral finished fabrics for workwear in 2020
Adlington, UK: Carrington Textiles, Europe’s leading manufacturer of workwear fabrics, received ‘Pandemic Services’ award for supporting healthcare in UK and Europe after increasing capacity from its main processing plant in the UK and supplied over 10 million meters of specialized fabric for medical workwear during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
The company received this distinction at the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW) Awards and Summits in London, an annual event that celebrates the innovation and achievements of individuals and companies in the industry. The two-day affair began with an insightful summit bringing together companies from around the world to discuss the challenges and solutions for sustainability in textiles, followed by an elegant evening ceremony to recognize the efforts of people in the apparel industries. workwear and uniforms that make a difference.
Carrington Textiles received the ‘Pandemic Services’ award for their 24 hour work with some of the largest clothing suppliers for the NHS and the healthcare industry in France, Germany, Eastern Europe and in Scandinavia, succeeding in supplying the specialized fabric equivalent of more than 5 million uniforms, including overalls or tunics and pants.
Additionally, as manufacturers in the fashion industry reoriented production for brushing suits and self-created “brushing centers” proliferated across the country, Carrington Textiles provided much-needed fabric supplies.
The global textile manufacturer also received the highly regarded award in the “Best Fabric and Fiber Innovation” category for the development of their antiviral finish for workwear fabrics, a product the company offered long before The global pandemic began in 2020, however, as key workers around the world demanded additional protection, the company’s goals were to test the product to ensure this solution was effective. In August 2020, Carrington Textiles was able to market its finished antiviral fabrics for workwear tested to ISO 18184: 2019.
Carrington Textiles Managing Director Neil Davey said: “We are delighted to be recognized by the PCIAW for our work during the pandemic, but every supplier up and down the supply chain was just as important as Carrington. Textiles in the delivery of clothing to the NHS. and wider European healthcare sectors, so this is a price shared by the entire workwear sector ”.