Contechs’ branded HairTech garments include a Hijab and a multi-hairstyle hat and are designed to allow people of all cultures and religions to feel comfortable whilst at work
A Warwick-based design business has diversified its offering to create a range of multicultural headwear which is a first for the UK.
Contechs’ move into PPE manufacture followed the Government’s call for more of the equipment when the first UK lockdown was announced in March 2020.
The company has formed a dedicated division – Contechs Medical, creating over 250 jobs.
Initially designing a multi-use gown for University Hospitals Birmingham for which they quickly gained a CE Mark, all products including the new range of culturally appropriate PPE headwear (pictured) have been embraced by University Hospital Birmingham with further new products in the pipeline.
The headwear has been designed to help the UK’s medical and care professionals combat against the Covid-19 pandemic
Pete Jarvis, Managing Director of Contechs, said: “We quickly identified that culturally appropriate PPE – especially headgear – wasn’t available to those with religious or cultural beliefs.
“Indeed, this isn’t just limited to medical environments, it’s the same for any situation where hair has to be covered such as scientific research labs and food preparation areas, for example.
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