Today is a festive day: we celebrate our 10th anniversary! Our fantastic journey has brought many exciting challenges. Above all, we have confirmed what we already suspected 10 years ago: we have a solid concept with considerable potential, making a difference in this industry.
WHITEWEAR is a success, not in the least because of solid co-operations, with skilled and dedicated employees, business partners, suppliers, and customers. People who have been, and continue to be, crucial to WHITEWEAR, to whom we wish to say: Thank you all so much! A good co-operation is the result of mutual respect and honesty – something we can say without a doubt we have experienced.
WHITEWEAR ’s exciting journey continues, with an ever-stronger focus on sustainability. We strongly feel that we have a shared responsibility to take care of each other and our planet. Our industry is connected with environmental challenges – it is up to us to figure out how to develop and source our products differently. Our mission is to increase the share of sustainable textiles in the Scandinavian healthcare industry.
We look forward to continuing and developing our co-operation with you all 😊
Picture this: it’s a warm and sunny day in the nursing home where you just finished giving room 103 a much needed thorough cleaning. It isn’t even lunchtime yet, but your shirt is already drenched in sweat.
A recognisable scenario? It would be for most of us. But there is a solution! One that keeps your staff or your patients cool and comfortable in the warmest conditions: COOLMAX® fabric.
COOLMAX® - what is it and why you should know about it
COOLMAX® is a highly breathable, sweat-wicking fabric that dries much faster than cotton. The material consists of manipulated polyester fibres with four channels. These channels make the fabric breathable compared to other fabrics, as they allow moisture/liquid to be drawn away from the skin.
The fabric was developed to regulate body temperature. Moisture wicks through the material via its channels to the outer surface area. Here, the moisture evaporates at a much higher rate. This function allows the material to dry much faster than traditional fabrics.
For which kinds of apparel would COOLMAX® be used?
WHITEWEAR supplies several types of clothing in COOLMAX® quality. Mostly T-shirts, but also singlets, long sleeves, polo shirts, and leggings. Together, we can figure out what suits your company or healthcare institution best. We will translate your needs and wishes into the right qualities and fit for your staff or patients.
Lastly, we add a dashing splash of colour to ensure your new workwear or patient apparel matches your brand colours and corporate identity.
More information about our range of knitted or woven textiles and apparel for hospitals, nursing homes, and professional kitchens can be found on our Products site.
Why COOLMAX is an excellent choice for workwear and staff apparel
The secret lies in the fabrics’ breathability. This allows you to create comfortable workwear or staff apparel for personnel in numerous different functions and situations. The OEKO-Tex® certified soft COOLMAX® fabrics are an excellent choice for a singlet, or a T-shirt worn under a lab coat. Or maybe your workwear is not complete without a long sleeve shirt – here, we find our navy-blue model to be particularly popular.
Whatever your needs are, WHITEWEAR delivers the right COOLMAX® products for your staff, whatever their job description. Think of uniforms for your cleaning staff or workwear for your public park maintenance personnel. Even nursing staff and caretakers will love to get a COOLMAX® uniform.
Read our guide to staff apparel in our blog entry: Three things you need to keep in mind when you buy staff apparel for the healthcare sector.
COOLMAX Is an excellent choice for patient apparel
When it comes to patient apparel, your patients will likely be pleased with the temperature regulating abilities of COOLMAX® styles. A pair of leggings, trousers, or a long-sleeved shirt will keep your patients comfortable and neither too warm nor too cold.
Read more about how patient apparel can affect your patients care in our blog entry: Patient Apparel for Hospitals
Would you like to know more about how COOLMAX can be of use to you?
Did you know that WHITEWEAR also delivers to private hospitals and clinics? Are you looking for practical, new workwear for your staff? Or would you like to make your patients as comfortable under the circumstances as possible, with quality hospital linen and comfortable patient apparel? WHITEWEAR are experts within all textiles for the healthcare industry – also for your private hospital or clinic. An overview for you:
Make your patients comfortable with excellent patient apparel
We have said it before and gladly do so again: patient apparel is essential for the people who check in to your private hospital. Nurses and doctors can easily recognise their patients and know for whom to care. Besides that, wearing patient wear helps your patients accept care.
WHITEWEAR's product range offers trousers, shirts, underwear, dignity gowns, and more. We are pretty confident that we have just the products you need – or else we make sure we can get it for you. Read more about patient apparel and why it matters so much to your patients in our blog: Patient Apparel for Hospitals
Professional and functional workwear for private hospitals
When it comes to workwear, few things are more important than functionality and practicality. Your co-workers wear their uniforms for hours at a time and almost year-round. Putting on a uniform should be a pleasant experience for your staff – not a displeasing one. Together, we figure out what you value most in your staff apparel. After a decision on workwear is made, we take care of the rest.
WHITEWEAR's workwear is designed to make your staff's daily routines as easy and comfortable as possible. We have carefully selected the best materials for the job, creating durable and comfortable uniforms of precisely the right quality. After all, you wouldn't want your staff to worry about their uniforms being see-through, now would you?
We never cease to look for ways to improve our products; workwear is no exception to that. Let us help you find proper uniforms for your staff – our blog offers you an excellent place to start: 5 tips for finding the best uniforms for nurses and doctors
Linens, cleaning cloths, and sheets for private hospitals
As you undoubtedly know, private hospitals and clinics use many different kinds of textiles. These towels, cleaning cloths, linens, bed sheets, duvet covers, and more have something in common. They need to be durable enough to withstand the stringent cleaning process of hospital laundry rooms. These textiles need to be washed often and at high temperatures. Therefore, not just any fabric quality will do.
We help you pick suitable textiles for your private hospital
Our customers cannot be summed up in just a single category; we help many different companies find the textiles they need. We aim to help you to the very best of our abilities – professionally and efficiently. While doing so, we value good cooperation and a good atmosphere.
WHITEWEAR offers you a solution where we take care of all the practicalities. You order your healthcare textiles, and we make sure they land on your shelves in the agreed-upon quality, size, and designs – on time.
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.