We cooperate with many suppliers across the world. We deeply care about doing our part when it comes to improving working conditions. That is why, on March 1st 2021, WHITEWEAR became a member of amfori BSCI.
What is amfori BSCI
Amfori believes in a world where trade facilitates social, environmental and economic benefits for everybody. To achieve that, amfori BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) uses a code of conduct to which all members adhere. This code is built upon 11 principles and values that ensure ethically and socially responsible business conduct. The code also sets several demands for factories that produce our wares regarding their employees' working conditions. Conditions that are audited regularly by an independent third party.
Amfori BSCI's 11 Principles
Amfori's Core Values
Amfori has three core values that guide the organisation and its members: continuous improvement, cooperation, and empowerment.
Read more about our certificates and how we care for the environment and working conditions.
What Does the amfori BSCI Membership Mean to WHITEWEAR?
Many of our business partners are BSCI audited already. With the amfori BSCI membership, we can now actively participate in further improving working conditions, together with our business partners and in our own supply chain. The eleven principles represent areas where WHITEWEAR is obliged to continue working for an even better and more sustainable supply chain.
The amfori BSCI membership also incorporates the amfori Academy – an innovative digital platform for developing sustainable supply chain management skills. It offers training to both our business partners and us – knowledge we can use when we visit our partners across the world, allowing us to evolve together.
WHITEWEAR cares about the environment and decent working conditions for all parties involved, making the amfori BSCI membership a natural step in our continued development.
When a patient is admitted to a hospital in Denmark, they often receive a set of patient garments to wear. Chances are that WHITEWEAR produced these garments – and we have done our utmost to ensure these patients receive the best garments with the most comfortable fit.
WHITEWEAR produces healthcare textiles and garments, following the individual wishes and demands of each customer. We can guide you to textiles in materials, fabrics, and qualities that best fit your designs and needs.
When it comes to patient apparel, fit is an essential factor to consider. After all, patients admitted to the hospital have other things to worry about than ill-fitting garments that pinch in inconvenient places.
The garments need to be produced in comfortable materials and designs. They also need to be easy to use for both your staff and your patients. Design and fashion are less important, not in the least because these garments tend to disappear.
How Patient Apparel Can Improve Patient Care
Producing patient garments is WHITEWEAR’s area of expertise. We know for a fact that the right patient apparel can make a difference for both your patients and your hospital staff.
A few years ago, the Danish Nurses Organisation (DNO) interviewed ten patients to hear about their experiences regarding patient apparel.
How Patient Apparel Helps Your Nurses
The study shows that patient apparel made it easier for the nursing staff to recognise their patients, especially when they mix with other patients or a group of relatives. High-quality patient apparel can also help to reduce the risk of infection because the garments can endure being washed at very high temperatures.
Furthermore, patient apparel is an excellent service for your patients, who never again have to worry about bringing clean clothes from home. That said, patient apparel can also contribute to anonymising patients and keep the patient locked in a patient role.
How Patient Apparel Helps Your Patients
The patients are generally content with their patient apparel, as it clearly labels them as patients. In a way, this helps them to receive and accept care. Patient apparel also strengthens the bond between individual patients, creating a sense of togetherness.
On the other hand, can patient garments also make the patients feel more ill than they might be, as the garments identify them as being hospitalised. The study showed that many of the patients who were on the mend, therefore, preferred using their own clothes.
Source: “Patient garments create and protect an identity” (in Danish)
We know which patient garments you need
The order process at WHITEWEAR is relatively straight-forward. You place an order, and we make sure the right garments land on your shelves, in precisely the qualities, sizes, and designs we agreed upon. We take care of all things practical along the way. Clean and simple, as we prefer.
Read more about patient apparel here. Contact us to hear if there is any way we can help you with patient garments for your private or general hospital.