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Industrial clothing maker develops women’s mining range

31st August 2018

     

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For almost 25 years, industrial clothing manufacturer JAVLIN has been designing and manufacturing workwear to withstand the demands of Africa’s toughest workplaces. In line with this, the company has developed a women’s clothing and footwear range specifically for the mining industry.

“The range has been tailored to the needs of women working in the mining industry. Our development department has performed ground-breaking work to ensure that comfort levels and the basic needs of women in this sector are met through intelligent and innovative design,” says JAVLIN director Mark Barnes.

JAVLIN has become a household name with the brand consistently providing high-quality workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.

“Our workwear is a tool for better performance. When designing, we carefully consider both form and function. Our garments and PPE products are manufactured to provide comfort and performance on the job while guaranteeing a maximum level of safety. We do whatever it takes to ensure that every product bearing the JAVLIN label meets the most stringent quality standards.

All JAVLIN factories are certified to ISO 9001:2015; SABS SANS 434 and Oeko-tex standards,” says Barnes.

The company manufactures workwear that revels in dusty old mine shafts, hot furnaces, welding spatter, greasy workshops and muddy building sites. The products cater to the agriculture, mining, hospitality, logistics, security and corporate sectors. “We also have the ability to customise products when there is sufficient volume to warrant it.”

All JAVLIN products are developed by the company’s in-house development team, with a specific focus on ensuring that the products produced are fit for the intended end use, are ergonomic and that safety ratings are employed where required.

The garments are manufactured regionally and are compliant with, and registered under, the United Nations Global Compact, which strives to uphold the ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Barnes notes that the company also has an export programme that is focused on sub-Saharan Africa. “Our distribution base extends to Zambia, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana and Lesotho.”

He says that opportunities abound in this market segment, with companies looking to save on costs but still requiring tough and hard-wearing workwear products. “Our products compete at the top end of the sector on quality and design, but we are still able to keep our pricing structure competitive,” concludes Barnes.

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Edited by Creamer Media Reporter

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