Medical Isolation Gowns, industrial strength, washable and reusable up to 70 times. 100% cotton gown is for use in medical environments and general application areas. This is a very robust and long-life reusable isolation gown. One square yard of this gown fabric weighs 5.2 oz or 175 grams per sq. meter. It's a tightly woven cotton material developed specifically to resist water. Some thread fibers will wash off with each wash and dry cycle to make a gown slightly less protective, but we have had customers reuse these gowns successfully 70 times. Every inch of this fabric has 62 threads going longways (warp) and 40 threads going left to right (weft). That's why it weighs so much and offers excellent protection against splashes and sprays.
Why use reusable gowns?
Disposable gowns are currently extremely hard to get. The CDC recommends using reusable gowns during the pandemic.
Reusable gowns are less expensive. A study by Environmental Clarity Inc. found reusable isolation gowns reduce costs as much as 25 to 50 percent.
Environmentally Responsible. Disposable medical gowns do not decompose in landfills. Healthcare providers throw away "stadiums worth" of isolation gowns into landfills yearly. Reusable gowns provide:
30% lower greenhouse gas emissions
28% lower consumption of natural resource
41% lower water consumed that is not returned to the source
93% to 99% lower solid waste at healthcare facilities