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What is Antimicrobial Fabric?

Regardless of what takes you to the hospital–whether a joyous occasion of bringing a baby into the world or an unexpected visit that lasts longer than expected–it’s important to keep yourself protected from anything that could get in the way of your healing. Purchasing antimicrobial clothing for the hospital is one way to do that. 

Today, we’ll answer “what is antimicrobial fabric?”, and how to find quality antimicrobial products for your hospital stay.

What Does Antimicrobial Mean?

Let’s start with answering the question, “What is antimicrobial?” Antimicrobial is an agent that stops the growth of microorganisms by killing them. If something is antimicrobial, it means it can destroy the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold, mildew, and viruses. Hospitals use antimicrobial products to maintain clean, healthy, and safe environments for patients and visitors.

What is Antimicrobial Fabric?

With the question of “What does antimicrobial mean?” out of the way, let’s talk about how fabric can fight against the growth of microorganisms. For a fabric to be antimicrobial, it needs to be treated with a proprietary topical chemical. Once treated, the antimicrobial fabric can fight against microbes and keep them from growing.

It’s important to note that producing antimicrobial fabric is not something to be taken lightly. The process of treating the material is highly regulated to ensure that, once finished, the fabric is non-toxic to consumers and the environment. Additionally, the fabric must go through extensive testing to ensure it aligns with the FDA guidelines for antimicrobial products

Where to Find Antimicrobial Clothes for the Hospital?

If you are looking for antibacterial clothes to wear for extra protection against bacteria and viruses during your hospital stay, it is crucial to choose your supplier carefully. While fighting against an illness, the last thing you want is to wear antimicrobial clothes that weren’t treated properly and cause more harm than good. 



Fortunately, at HUGGA, we have exactly what you need for a safe, comfortable hospital stay, starting with our antimicrobial hospital gown. Treated with antimicrobial technology, our reusable hospital gown is designed to prevent the growth of microorganisms in the fabric. This protects the patient during use, lengthens the durability of the gown, and keeps it odor-free for a long time. 

But that’s not even the best part. In addition to being antimicrobial, the hospital gown is designed with patients’ comfort and ease of use in mind, which means no more open backs and half-coverage. You are protected in more ways than one.



Another essential product during your hospital stay (at least for the time being) is a face mask. While the hospital does provide disposable face masks, you can add extra protection with a reusable antimicrobial face mask from HUGGA. Bacteria grows quickly in moist environments, which is exactly what forms on your face mask due to your warm breath and respiratory droplets. This is true even for the healthiest of people. To prevent bacteria from growing, you should wash your reusable face mask regularly, regardless of the fabric it’s made out of. But for additional protection, especially during a hospital stay, don’t risk it and opt for an antimicrobial mask. 


Stay Safe & Comfortable with HUGGA Antimicrobial Clothes

At HUGGA, we know how hospital stays can be… cold, boring, uncomfortable. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to design clothing and products that show your loved one how loved and cherished they really are. From our carefully thought-out care packages to our selection of hospital wear, including hospital grip socks and a cozy fleece beanie, your physical and emotional wellbeing is always in mind. 

Shop HUGGA for yourself or your loved one today and find the best antimicrobial clothes and products for the hospital and home while you heal.


Yonathan Azran 

Yonathan is Founder and CEO of HUGGA. He was diagnosed with acute Crohn's Disease at age 7 and spent most of his young life in and out of hospitals. He recognized the critical gap in hospital care and decided to launch HUGGA, thereby revolutionizing patient wear by focusing on the actual patient experience from the patient's point of view.


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