Blog: Leonie BarrieCrocs' hospital shock

Leonie Barrie | 17 September 2007

Plasic clog maker Crocs today revealed details of a new range aimed at hospital workers. The designs feature closed toe and heel areas that do away with the characteristic holes found in the popular fashion lines. Obviously this makes sense from a safety point of view to avoid needles and spillages from seeping through the shoes.

Ironically, there have also been a lot of media reports recently suggesting the clogs pose another kind of safety risk, and could be banned from hospitals over fears that they generate static electricity which interferes with life-saving medical equipment. But as Giles Smith points out in The Times, there could be an easy solution to the static electricity dilemma. Why not devise a Jibbitz – the plastic charm that attach to Crocs - that doubles as an earthing device? Now that's a neat solution if ever there was one. 

Crocs cause nurse safety concern


BLOG

Busana Apparel on an expansion drive

Busana Apparel Group, Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter, is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and ey...

BLOG

Act now to keep receiving just-style newsletters

You may have noticed a red alert bar at the top of just-style’s weekly and daily newsletters asking you to “Act now to keep receiving the just-style newsletter.” ...

BLOG

Apparel imports into the US rose in June

Apparel imports into the US rose in June as merchants stocked up for summer and prepared for the back-to-school season, with imports from Vietnam continuing to surge....

BLOG

US retailers under pressure to grow sales as mall traffic slows

Under Armour is to close stores and cut jobs – around 2% of the company's global workforce – as part of new plans to build a stronger and smarter company with faster go-to-market speed and greater dig...

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?