Blåkläder to launch new protective garment range

Swedish textile manufacturer, Blåkläder is planning to release a multi-certified product range in the New Year designed to better protect those involved in high-risk work
 The Multinorm range will be available from Jan 2013

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For over half a century, Blåkläder has been a mainstay of the Swedish textile industry, creating innovative lines of clothing, both for the fashion industry and the industrial sector. Working through dealers and direct sales, Blåkläder’s products are available to the international market whether destined for individuals or large organisations.

Now Blåkläder is venturing into providing workwear for tough and hazardous conditions with the launch of an innovative new collection called ‘Multinorm’. The line is designed to offer maximum protection for skilled workers such as welders, electricians, industrial workers and other groups exposed to electric hazards, fire and heat hazards, chemicals or harsh outdoor environments.   

Blåkläder’s Sweden Sales Manager, Peter Mönhage commented:

“The new collection is a clear effort to meet the demands of our customers and to offer a major modern concept in terms of safety garments. The Multinorm collection gives customers all of the certified standards required in a single garment, which is unique to the market. We want to be at the cutting edge of all types of workwear, and this is just the beginning of our developments in the field of protective clothing.”

Drawing on the requirements of some of its largest customers, Blåkläder has listened to specifications including the need for pockets, materials to be used and how the final piece will fit. All garments in the Multinorm line meet European standards in regards to EN visibility, flame resistance, welding, electric arc and static electricity standards. The winter garments are also certified against light chemicals, rain and cold.

Responsible for the collection was Blåkläder’s Designer and Product Developer, Lene Jul, who added:

“It’s important for all of our workwear to be based on the customers’ need – and particularly so for this line. Our goal is to design garments that are functional and comfortable to wear, yet which provide maximum protection to all skilled workers who are exposed to hazardous situations on a daily basis. The new protective clothing is just as comfortable and flexible to wear as our other workwear.”

The collection will be available from January 2013 and more information can be found at here.

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