The Copper Clothing Revolution Comes to Health and Care
Thursday, 20 October 2016
Many people have heard of the antibacterial and warming benefits that silver-infused fabrics can provide, but not many are aware that copper clothing may actually be more effective on both counts. It only makes sense that copper would provide us with an effective and safe way to enhance our clothing, as it’s always been an essential part of our bodies, crucial to so many of our vital functions in our skin, tissues and capillaries.
Realising this, Copper Clothing Ltd have harnessed this natural power of copper in the fabric of their products, providing unrivalled self-reflecting heat, while reducing bacteria and improving both blood-flow and skin health. These factors make their copper clothing the ultimate in high-tech apparel that will go far above and beyond your expectations.
About Copper Clothing Ltd
Copper Clothing Ltd first realised the power of copper while one of their founders, Amber McCleary, was trying to invent the world’s first odourless dog bed. During her research, she found that copper was actually the best material available for reducing bacteria, and therefore odour, while retaining an amazing amount of heat.
From these humble beginnings, Copper Clothing Ltd have grown in leaps and bounds, finding new and more advanced ways to infuse their products with copper, and setting new standards for heat insulating and antimicrobial clothing while they’re at it. Maintaining their core values of creating consumer-friendly products manufactured with quality, health and value in mind, this fast growing company is quickly becoming the catalyst for a revolution in copper-enhanced products of all kinds. The first company in the UK to offer a range of copper products, Copper Clothing Ltd are truly a brand to watch.
Copper vs. Silver
As the more established and traditional metal to be used for warming and antimicrobial applications, silver presents the most direct rival to copper-infused products on the market, but on closer inspection, the competition isn’t really that close. Both have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, and both can insulate fabric to increase the heat-retaining ability of a garment, but where silver finds its limits, copper is only just getting started.
One of the main benefits of copper as an anti-fungal and antibacterial agent over silver is its versatility in any conditions. Whereas silver only releases bacteria-killing ions when it gets wet or hot, copper boasts these effects at all times in all environments. In one study, in dry conditions and at room temperature, silver was found to have negligible antimicrobial effects, in fact it showed no more efficacy than stainless steel. On the other hand, copper showed its usual bacteria-killing prowess, eliminating the same amount of odour causing particles as it does under all other conditions and environments. What this means for you, is that no matter what conditions you’re in, and no matter the temperature, you can be sure that copper is working for you, while silver is much more temperamental.
While copper’s antimicrobial effects are remarkable, its natural thermal properties are just as outstanding. Copper infused fabric technology, just like the kind found in the products of Copper Clothing Ltd, is currently used by NASA and some of the world's leading armies for its beneficial effects. As if that weren’t enough, can you guess what material authorities deemed to be the most effective way to warm the Chilean miners who were trapped 2362 feet below ground for 70 days? You guessed it; they were supplied with heat-insulating copper socks as part of their emergency provisions, helping them survive their gruelling time stuck in the mine. Providing superior warmth, odour control and antimicrobial properties, while remaining lightweight, comfortable and breathable, you can be sure that if these products are good enough for them, they'll be good enough for you, too.
The heating effects of copper also make these products an effective homeopathic remedy for arthritis and inflammation. Copper infused fabrics have been found to have thermal regulating properties, increasing blood flow as they heat up your hands, feet or other extremities. This increased blood flow relieves multiple arthritic symptoms, including inflammation of the joints, and chronic pain.
Great for the Skin
Yet another application of copper in clothing is its ability to contribute to the rejuvenation and healing of skin, partly due to its antibacterial effects, and other factors. Studies have shown that copper infused fabric reduces signs of ageing by promoting the growth of collagen and elastin in the skin, keeping it fresh and vibrant. These properties have also been shown to drastically reduce dry and itchy skin, making copper an outstanding aid to skin health.
Applying this knowledge, we can consider that it is often remarked that perhaps the best way to tell someone's true age is to look at their hands. As we age, the skin on the hands thins, causing veins to become more prominent, age spots to appear, as well as the deepening of fine lines and wrinkles. It doesn't have to be this way though, as the Semi-compression Copper Gloves from Copper Clothing Ltd can help to battle these tell tale signs of ageing, putting the restorative effects of copper to work for you. These gloves are available in Full and Fingerless versions.
Increase Your Blood Flow
Compression socks and clothing have been found to greatly improve the circulation in the lower leg and foot, and with the added benefit of heat-inducing copper, this type of product can provide a multitude of benefits to the wearer. That’s why Copper Clothing Ltd’s Copper compression socks and gloves, mentioned above are such a great remedy to any problem associated with insufficient circulation. Great for diabetics, those with arthritis, the elderly, or sufferers of Deep Vein Thrombosis, copper compression clothing items are a universal treatment for a wide range of hand, foot and general circulation conditions. All these factors and more make copper clothing the versatile solution to so many problems that it is. These products can help to alleviate:
...And many more. If you suffer from any of these conditions, know someone who does, or just want an antimicrobial, odour free and incredibly warm piece of clothing, we suggest you try what Copper Clothing Ltd has to offer. To finish it all off, and perhaps the best part, is that you get all these benefits in a completely drug free, completely natural, and non invasive package. What could be better?
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