Press Release From BlocAid™ :
Today, BlocAid™ Gloves with Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Barrier Technology announces its new brand partners: HOLLIBLU Nurses and Show Me Your Stethoscope (SMYS). BlocAid™ Gloves will be an official donation partner to both brands with a portion of sales donated.
BlocAid™ Gloves are specially designed and engineered with EcoZinc™, which is directly embedded and extruded into the recycled poly blend fiber to inhibit the growth and spread of harmful microbes. BlocAid™ seamless knit gloves are touch-screen compatible and are developed and manufactured in the US.
This relationship allows BlocAid™ gloves, which is new to market as of December 2020, to reach more nurses and health care workers immediately, supporting the mission of both groups and getting them protective gear that they need now. Holliblu and SMYS ambassadors will receive the cutting-edge gloves at once, and they can share the technology within their spheres of influence to help others protect themselves.
The Blocaid glove is the brainchild of glove manufacturing veteran, Gary Schloss, CEO of GHS Holdings. He’s been working steadfastly since April 2020 to bring this solution based product to market as quickly as possible. “With 30+ years of expertise in glove manufacturing, we wanted to help create a solution to contain the spread of COVID-19, as well as to provide an additional level of safety for family, friends, community, and society,” says Schloss. “Hands are so critical in our day-to-day lives, and aside from airborne infection, touching your face with your hands a secondary source of contracting this virus. Practicing safe hand hygiene protocols is critical, this new glove offers an added layer of protection for a cleaner personal environment. The best way to get this technology to the public now is through active partnerships and relations like the one we now have with Holliblu and Show Me Your Stethoscope, we are so pleased to work together ”
Founded and run by nurses, Show Me Your Stethoscope (SMYS) is an organization that engages nurses, health care professionals, and the public in order to create pathways for advocacy for nurses and patients. SMYS takes a grassroots approach to systemic issues affecting nurses at the local, regional, and national level. SMYS founders believe that the collective power of millions of engaged and empowered nurses can create positive change in the nursing profession and in health care. SMYS supports the personal and professional needs of its nursing members and creates philanthropic opportunities for members through missions, volunteerism, and generous giving.
HOLLIBLU is a vibrant online community application connecting nearby nurses with events, groups, and professional opportunities in regional areas using #HOLLIBLU, an exclusive app for nursing students and nurses. The Holliblu app allows members to create a virtual nurse profile where health care providers can highlight work and volunteer experience, licenses and certifications, goals, interests, and more. It’s a community where nurses can thrive through connection.
BlocAid™ gloves are ideal for medical workers and health care providers during the current Covid-19 pandemic. BlocAid™ gloves add an additional level of protection to a person’s daily routine while offering the advantage of being more environmentally conscious.
In addition to the critical shortage of PPE that comes and goes, the mass quantity of discarded PPE and latex gloves poses an environmental hazard. BlocAid hopes to address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ease demand for medical grade latex gloves by providing an alternative antimicrobial solution that is reusable, washable, and self-cleaning for everyday workers and consumers.
EcoZinc™ is incorporated into the fiber through an extruded yarn manufacturing process that gives BlocAid™ gloves self-cleaning properties and that enables the gloves to be reused and washed multiple times without losing efficacy. Zinc is Generally Regarded as Safe,or “GRAS,” by the FDA. It can safely applied topically and can even be ingested. The gloves are protective on all levels and are rated UPF 50+ (with an actual rating of 99.996% UVA / UVB 100% protection) daily usage.
Samples available upon request.
GHS Holdings has a combined 30 years of experience in worldwide manufacturing and distribution of high-end performance gloves. GHS Holdings has the exclusive representation for BlocAid™ protective gloves designed and engineered with EcoZinc™. EcoZinc™ is patented with the USPTO, and HDry waterproof breathable technologies in North America. All products are made in the US, with recycled poly fibers and shipped in recycled material packaging.
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