Australian-based material science company Kangarama has developed anti-bacterial scrubs from fabric made with recycled water bottles.
The fabric – dubbed Arma Tech – can withstand 100 washes and inhibit the growth of viruses and bacteria.
In addition, the scrubs are lightweight, breathable, have a four-way stretch, and are anti-static and anti-wrinkle.
The dyes used for the material are Okeo-tex certified, water-based, non-toxic, and won’t cause skin irritation. At the same time, its packaging is made with compostable materials.
Aside from its sustainability aspect, the company also give a percentage of sales to support Fijian villages, where the scrubs are manufactured.
For ethical accountability, the company has submitted a modern slavery statement to the Australian government.
“It is our responsibility to take action and do what we can in reducing environmental impact,” says the company. “We are looking at solutions to shift towards a more sustainable pathway.”