At Heathcoat Fabrics, partnerships are a key part of our business strategy. Usually, they are formed with customers to solve their individual requirement for a novel or tailored solution to their business need.

A new collaboration sees Heathcoat working together with two partners to create the best solution in textile face coverings; a Brilliant face mask offering a new level of everyday protection against the continuing Covid-19 viral threat.

Early in the current pandemic, and with concern about the number of disposable items entering the ecological system, Heathcoat turned their attention to the demand for a comfortable, reusable and effective face covering. In conjunction with English Fine Cottons, our 100% UK made cotton fabric was welcomed by thousands of care workers and members of the wider community. The face-covering was manufactured by English Fine Cottons who worked with the team at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust to design an attractive, effective and comfortable mask gaining NHS approval.

A 100% British product produced from ethically sourced materials and woven in a sustainable manufacturing environment is definitely something to shout about. The masks are soft and comfortable to wear, however, a repeated comment on our feedback was, “can we have a different colour or design”?

Enter the third member of our partnership, Clothes2Order. C2O are a well-established personalised clothing supplier in the North of England, with a strong online presence. C2O added their own expertise to the partnership by creating personalised or plain coloured face coverings using the established Heathcoat/EFC design and maintaining the benefit of 100% British Made.

Heathcoat have now added a proven anti-viral treatment to their cotton base fabric which is now used to create an outstanding, Brilliant face mask. The wash-durable treatment has been ISO 18184 tested, recording >98.8% virus elimination.

Brilliant Face Masks made with English cotton have proven anti-viral treatmentVisit for your individual Brilliant face mask design with the added reassurance of tested anti-viral protection.


For enquiries about our new anti-viral finish, contact us