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Innovation and Industry News
INTRODUCING OUR SALES DIRECTOR

A PAGE TO INSPIRE YOU PACKED WITH INNOVATIVE, FRESH IDEAS & INDUSTRY INSIGHTS.

My name is Nick Greenfield and as the Sales Director for Heathbrook, I am always on the look-out for you! Whether it’s a new innovative product, or perhaps a great way to save you money, even latest industry news, I’ll keep you posted on my page. I hope it inspires you.


Sonis Comms system on a runway
INNOVATION

SONIS COMMS REVOLUTIONISES COMMUNICATION IN HIGH NOISE ENVIRONMENTS.

High-tech headsets create an autonomous, private network. Up to 15 team members can stay connected across large sites with no WIFI or mobile internet.

Aviation is one sector where I see these being particularly valuable… with the potential to shave minutes off turn-around, ramp operations, or other time-critical procedures at airports.

Model wearing orange Cheristow Anorak

NEW FOR 2024 ECO-FRIENDLY WOMEN’S ANORAK

The Cheristow is a warm quilt-lined anorak, specifically designed for women. 

Features Include:

  • Made from recycled post-consumer clothing.
  • Internal large secured storage pocket. Internal zip-fastened wallet pocket, and front pockets with reflective tipping.
  • Full length Velcro® fastened storm flap, Lycra® storm cuffs and chin protector. Hood in collar.
  • Can be purchased with a maternity expander.
  • Meets ISO 20471 Class 3 and EN 343 Class 4 Waterproofness
  • EN343 Class 1 Breathability
Product Spotlight

NEW AIRLITE SOFTSHELL COAT

Man and woman each wearing airline soft-shell coat in front of aircraft.

Perfect for customer facing roles due to its smart appearance. A stylish garment that provides protection in wet and windy environments. Ideal for keeping airport staff looking great and feeling warm and dry. This coat design has won praise from users and has been designed to incorporate feedback from wearers in the aviation sector.

JSP Helmet EVO VISTAshield®

INCREASE LIFESPAN, REDUCE WASTE

The EVO VISTA Helmets are the next generation feature-rich safety helmets based on the proven Evolution head protection technology. The EVO VISTAshield® and EVO VISTAlens® helmets incorporate fully retractable optical Class 1 eye protection that is easy to deploy, adjust and maintain. This reduces the need for safety spectacles, that create a high volume of waste. In fact, the average wearer of safety specs uses between 5 – 20 pairs per year!

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

NEW AIRLITE ALL WEATHER JACKET

An all jacket designed by airfield operators for airfield operators.


AVOCET Jacket made using post-consumer recycled plastic.

The EarthPro® Avocet jacket is made from a top specification material that is both waterproof (rating 10,000m) and breathable (rating 3,000g/m2)!

With its sporty, dynamic design, this eye-catching jacket has contrasting side panels, zip guard and trim on collar…enhanced further with reflective piping! Contact us on 0118 931 3200 to discuss.

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Sustainable choices that doesn’t compromise on style, performance, or value.

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LIGHTWEIGHT HEATED JACKET

STAY DRY WHATEVER THE WEATHER.

Thermogen Warmloft jacket features a heated core zone operated by a battery power bank – giving the user two hours of continuous heat. It is water repellent, lightweight, durable, insulated, machine washable.

  • 2 zipped lower pockets
  • Hidden elastication at cuff
  • Adjustable shockcord hem
  • Heated Technology
  • Active battery powered heating system
  • 1 large heated back panel
  • Easy operation
  • Safety cut off
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HEATED TUNNEL JACKET

NO compromise on style, comfort, protection and performance.

The Hi-Vis Ultrasonic Heated Tunnel Jacket offers the best in high visibility standards EN ISO 20471 and insulation properties.

Premium water-resistant fabric

  • Heat sealed seams for increased water and wind resistance
  • Battery life of up to 10 hours
  • Stain resistant finish repels oil, water and grime
  • Micro USB charging cable included
  • Battery powered carbon fibre heated panels bring extra warmth to the wearer

HEATHBROOK Red Lion Point for U-Power

At both on Lincoln and Reading premises we stock the Ryder Trainer Shoe and Stego Hiker Boot in sizes 7-11. You are welcome to come and see them in person. 

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When it comes to innovation in footwear U-Power has it covered

U-Power’s Ryder safety shoe (Red 360 range) is low, light and comfortable, with ultra-breathable nylon and a soft suede upper. It also features a Lycra® fibre fabric collar, heel shock shield, aluminium toecap, anti-puncture, anti-slip and PU / PU infinergy S1P SRC ESD sole.

A space suit, latest innovation for the lunar surface

NEXT GENERATION SPACESUIT

A superior fit for astronauts while increasing their ability to perform tasks.No matter what the job a workwear supplier needs to consider the working environment.
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V12 Groundwork

A weight off your feet

Stylish, but it is that all important comfort that makes this a great innovation.

If you walk in these boots 10k steps, you’ll have carried around one less hippo compared to a standard wellington – a saving of 3 tonnes a day. 

Twice as durable than its rubber sole alternative. You could walk from London to Edinburgh and back before the sole tread wore through.

If 2 bowling balls were dropped on your foot from 1 meter  high you would be protected!

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Metatarsal Protection

A safety boot that is perfect for airports and logistic staff

With over half a million workplace injuries in the UK a year and foot injuries a contributing factor, it is essential for employers and employees to make the right footwear protection decisions.

Foot injuries especially can be expensive, often a several thousand pound claim, with many hidden and uninsured costs.

The new Airlite AL-100 safety boot offers top of foot protection using an innovative product called ‘PORON-XRD’. A flexible material that hardens with impact, providing immediate protection from falling objects.

What to look out for

Latest Innovations

  1. SMART FABRICS

Smart fabrics are revolutionising the workwear industry by providing a range of benefits, including moisture-wicking, temperature regulation, and odor control. These fabrics are designed to interact with the wearer’s body, sensing changes in temperature, moisture, and other environmental factors, and adjusting accordingly.

2. WEARER TECHNOLOGY

Some examples of wearable technology in workwear include safety vests with built-in GPS tracking, hard hats with sensors that monitor head impact and heat exposure, and smart gloves that allow workers to control machinery and equipment remotely.

3. ADAPTIVE CLOTHING

Adaptive workwear is designed to accommodate a range of physical impairments, such as limited mobility, reduced dexterity, or prosthetic limbs. Examples of adaptive workwear include magnetic closures instead of buttons, adjustable waistbands, and tear-away seams.


Sustainability

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Kingford cargos use 14 plastic bottles in each garment!

ECO FRIENDLY HI-VIS

With reinforced pockets for strength, quadruple stitched reflective tape, and triple stitched main seams… these trousers aren’t going to waste anytime soon!

Image of Traffi Glove with water falling on it

The World’s First Carbon Neutral Safety Glove

Savings all round

Increased longevity, often 20+ days instead of standard 4-6 days. Cost as little as £0.29 /day, compared average costs of £1.05 / day – yearly saving of £19,836 for a company with 100 users!

A stylish suit made from plastic bottles

Making sustainability the smart choice

SMART SUSTAINABILITY

When it come to smart you can’t go wrong with a Clubclass suit made from recycled plastic bottles. And when you choose Clubclass Collections you are buying from a UK carbon neutral supplier.

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ECO FRIENDLY HI-VIS

Kingford cargos use 14 plastic bottles in each garment!

With reinforced pockets for strength, quadruple stitched reflective tape, and triple stitched main seams… these trousers aren’t going to waste anytime soon!

Image of Traffi Glove with water falling on it
Savings all round

The World’s First Carbon Neutral Safety Glove

TRAFFI – TG1240

  • Suitable for use in wet, dry, oily and hot contact (up to 100°) environments. EN 407:2004
  • Fully certified even after washing – EN388 : 2016
  • Antimicrobial and designed for maximum dexterity
  • Completely carbon neutral!

Saving Example: Increased longevity, often 20+ days instead of standard 4-6 days. Cost as little as £0.29 /day, compared average costs of £1.05 / day – yearly saving of £19,836 for a company with 100 users!

A stylish suit made from plastic bottles
SMART SUSTAINABILITY

Making sustainability the smart choice

When it come to smart you can’t go wrong with a Clubclass suit made from recycled plastic bottles. And when you choose Clubclass Collections you are buying from a UK carbon neutral supplier.


Sectors

iant kelp can grow around 2ft (60cm) every day and can be harvested regularly without killing the organism (Credit: BBC)

Is seaweed the future of flying?

Aviation emits 2.4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. And as the world aims to limit global warming to 1.5C degrees by cutting carbon emissions to net zero by the middle of this century, the sector will need to find alternatives to fossil fuels to power aircrafts. Giant Kelp according to research could be the answer. This BBC article provides fascinating insights into why (image credit BBC).

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UK Government campaign to help recruitment

Generation Aviation

Generation Aviation is a new recruitment campaign aimed at encouraging people to consider a career in the UK’s aviation sector. 

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HeathBrook Insight

Report on expected growth

Flying High?

Aviation industry to reach pre-pandemic levels in 2023 according to a report featured on Consultancy.UK

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Bain & Company

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Sustainability you can trust

Why the EarthPro® Range is the ethical choice

Recycling garments is a complex procedure. The mix and composition of the fabric determines how the garment can be recycled, which is why Orn worked with the largest UK textile recycling partner to create a EarthPro® Collection.

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Long way out of recession

Experts predict the markets won’t be out of recession before next year

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Packaging

Packaging made from sugarcane

ClubClass partners with Carbon Neutral Britain to measure and offset their carbon footprint, to become Certified as a Carbon Neutral Business.

Mascot Workwear of the future
WORKWEAR

MASCOT® CUSTOMIZED

The workwear of the future should be lightweight and comfortable like sportswear, but also innovative and durable like workwear – and it should be comprised of as many recycled materials as possible. 

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Deliveries where you want

DPD uses What3Words

For many customers, we know this will come as welcome news, with no more hunting for deliveries next door, or the other side of the airport! In fact, once set up correctly, the DPD driver can only scan your parcel within the designated 3m square.


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