Following the outbreak of coronavirus, personal protective equipment (PPE) had and continues to be in high demand as end-users look for ways to protect themselves during the pandemic. This spike in demand was also mirrored in the trade as mobility retailers and suppliers searched for PPE to protect their staff.

Another category that proved resilient to the lockdown was personal care ranges. Despite the coronavirus crisis lowering sales for big-tickets, demand for continence care and clothing remained high as consumers sought out retailers still open to meet their needs. In June, THIIS’ retail buyers’ guide highlighted key products across these categories to consider selling throughout the pandemic and beyond.


LBF range from CliniMed

LBF Range Packs

If not protected from corrosive bodily fluids, such as urine and faeces, as well as from friction and adhesive trauma from medical adhesive devices such as sheaths, skin can become sore and damaged.

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CliniMed’s continence skincare range includes the LBF Sterile Barrier Film and LBF Barrier Cream range which provide a protective barrier to preserve skin integrity and protect the skin from the harmful effects of bodily fluids.


Men’s Magnetic Shirts from Adaptawear

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Adaptawear’s range of men’s shirts provides an easy dressing solution for people who struggle with tiny shirt buttons or who need a helping hand when getting dressed.

The company offers a choice of men’s open back shirts, men’s magnetic shirts and men’s open back polo shirts.

In particular, its men’s magnetic shirt incorporates special hidden magnets along with a front panel that fastens effortlessly and removes the need to struggle with buttons – an ideal solution for customers who have limited mobility or dexterity including Arthritis and Parkinsons.


Fortuna Polymat from Fortuna

PolyMat layer Fortuna Mobility

A unique decontaminating antimicrobial mat that’s new to the UK market – the Fortuna PolyMat is one structure with 30 thin layers that collects dirt from shoes as people enter a room.

When the top layer has captured as much dust and bacteria as it can hold, users can simply remove it and there’s a clean layer underneath. This is an innovative product that helps maintain good hygiene – especially important at this time.


Ladies’ & Men’s Adapted Trousers from Adaptawear

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Designed for comfort and discretion, Adaptawear’s adapted trousers are a good fit for people who have limited dexterity or special dressing needs. From drop-front trousers with Velcro fastening, easy elasticated pull-on trousers, open back trousers, to trousers that open with zips at the side, the company has a style to fit a range of customers’ needs.


M1G Isolation Gown from MIP UK

MIP gown

 

The latest innovation from MIP UK, the M1G Isolation Gown, will soon be available and is washable up to 75 times. The gown is designed to be a waste-reducing and cost-effective alternative to single-use PPE gowns, appealing particularly to health and social organisations working closely with vulnerable individuals.


Olympia-Strike’ jeans from Kintsugi Clothing

Jeans rose gold zip

Retailing at £49, the Olympia-Strike jeans from Kintsugi Clothing’s adaptive apparel range features pockets at calf level, making them accessible for wheelchair users. In addition, two ring-pull zips run partway down each side seam for easy access to ostomy and catheter bags.


Ladies’ & Men’s Nightwear & Bed Jackets from Adaptawear

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Adaptawear has brought together different styles of easy-care nightwear and bed-jackets for both men and women that are practical for the home, hospital or care homes. The range includes easy to put on front button nighties, nightshirts and pyjamas to adaptive open back nightdresses and nightshirts for people who struggle with going to the toilet.

They open easily at the back or at the shoulder for those who struggle to put nightwear over their heads and the company’s line of button-up, tie neck or Velcro fastening bed jackets also help with keeping warm at night or in bed, says Adaptawear.

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