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CI 24. Heat Stress Solutions: DragonWear’s Performance Workwear

Lean the paramount importance of moisture management in high-temperature environments.

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DragonWear, a subsidiary of True North Gear, specializes in creating performance-oriented utility clothing, with a focus on safety and comfort. They’ve been in the industry for 35 years, initially serving the fire industry, and have evolved into a brand that addresses the needs of workers across various sectors, including mining.

Simon emphasizes the importance of moisture management in workwear, especially in high-temperature and physically demanding environments like mining. He highlights that cotton, which is still prevalent in many industries, can pose health risks due to its absorbent nature, chemical treatments, and heat stress. DragonWear’s approach involves using advanced fabric technologies to move moisture away from the skin, making workers more comfortable and reducing the risk of heat-related issues.

Eric shares insights from a wear trial where individuals in a hot, humid mining environment found DragonWear’s performance shirts more comfortable and effective in managing moisture compared to traditional cotton undergarments. The conversation underscores how comfort and safety go hand in hand, challenging conventional notions about adding layers in warm conditions. The unique knitting process and fabric properties of DragonWear’s workwear contribute to its comfort and functionality, making it a promising solution for workers in challenging environments.

Overall, this episode sheds light on the importance of advanced workwear technology in addressing both comfort and safety concerns in demanding industries like mining, emphasizing DragonWear’s commitment to enhancing worker well-being in extreme conditions.

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