PALO ALTO, CA (PRWEB) DECEMBER 22, 2015
Kleen Fabrics, a new Silicon Valley-based athletic apparel company, announces a partnership with PurThread Technologies Inc., maker of next generation antimicrobial fibers and yarns, to provide permanent protection against odor and bacteria in Kleen Fabrics’ patented Kleen Silver line of activewear.
“Kleen Fabrics aims to provide the highest performing gear to athletes, fitness enthusiasts, medical professionals, and savvy millennials. People today are looking for their clothing to do more for them and to take them from the gym, to work, and everywhere in between,” said Sassan Golafshan, founder and CEO of Kleen Fabrics. “In developing Kleen Silver for those individuals, we conducted extensive research and testing and found PurThread to be the most powerful and durable antimicrobial, anti-odor technology available worldwide.”
The foundation of this partnership is PurThread’s silver-embedded yarn which, in a recent study by the University of Arizona, was shown to kill 99.99 percent of salmonella and other bacteria on its surface within two hours of contact. The silver, a safe, non-nano, ionic silver salt, is EPA registered, and will power Kleen Silver products with unprecedented technology that kills odor-causing bacteria on contact.
PurThread is the first to embed silver into the fiber itself before it is spun into yarn and woven into fabrics. This novel technology yields Kleen Silver intrinsic antimicrobial benefits that don’t wash off or wear away for the life of the fabric and don’t change the fabric’s physical characteristics, making Kleen Silver the most effective product of its kind on the market.
“We are excited to join with Kleen Fabrics to provide their customers a truly effective and lasting anti-odor solution that is as low maintenance as it is high performance,” said Lisa Grimes, CEO of PurThread. “The advanced PurThread technology allows customers to wear Kleen Silver apparel longer while washing it less.”
About Kleen Fabrics
Kleen Fabrics' new line of active wear for men and women provides unprecedented protection against odor causing bacteria. The patented Kleen Silver powered by PurThread technology has made Kleen Fabrics a global leader in smart fabrics. As the only apparel line guaranteed to eliminate bacteria for the lifetime of the product, Kleen Silver apparel is sought-after by athletes, medical professionals, and savvy millennials worldwide. Designed in the heart of Silicon Valley by a dedicated team of fitness enthusiasts, Kleen Fabrics is proud to be 100% made in the USA. For more information, visit http://www.kleenfabrics.com.
PurThread Technologies Inc. embeds powerful EPA-registered silver into the core of fiber to offer partners unmatched antimicrobial protection with enhanced performance for their textile products. PurThread yarns intrinsically protect fabrics from the effects of microbial contamination and reduce odor-causing bacteria, mold, mildew and fungus. PurThread protects a wide range of consumer, industrial and healthcare products from privacy curtains, scrubs and lab coats, to freshness products, such as performance athletic wear, socks and gear for emergency first responders and the military. The EPA has not yet reviewed any public health claims for PurThread. PurThread yarns are 100% Made in the USA. For more information, visit http://www.purthread.com.