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Hospital-Acquired Infections

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are defined as infections not present and without evidence of incubation at the time of admission to a healthcare setting. As a better reflection of the diverse healthcare settings currently available to patients, the term healthcare-associated infections replaced old ones such as nosocomial, hospital-acquired or hospital-onset infections.[1] Within hours after admission, a patient’s flora begins to acquire characteristics of the surrounding bacterial pool. Most infections that become clinically evident after 48 hours of hospitalization are considered hospital-acquired. Infections that occur after the patient is discharged from the hospital can be considered healthcare-associated if the organisms were acquired during the hospital stay. (more…)


Sustainable Textiles Possible from Slime, Study Says

Atsuko NegishiNews Release

University of Guelph researcher Atsuko Negishi is investigating a novel and unlikely source of natural fibres that may one day lessen our dependence on petroleum: hagfish slime.

The textile industry needs an affordable, sustainable alternative to oil-based polymers, and a recent study shows that hagfish slime protein threads have the potential to be spun and woven into novel biomaterials.

Hagfishes are an ancient group of eel-like, bottom-dwelling animals that have remained relatively unchanged for more than 300 million years. When threatened, hagfishes secrete a gelatinous slime containing mucous and tens of thousands of protein threads. These threads belong to the “intermediate filament” family of proteins, and they have remarkable mechanical properties that rival those of spider silks. (more…)


TOWN: Drink in these hip tees made of recycled bottles

A BIG thank you to TOWN magazine for featuring Earthspun Apparel in their latest issue!

By TOWN Staff
MARCH 29, 2012

Drink in these hip tees made of recycled bottles

Bottles have an extended shelf life—a closet shelf.     Greenville-based Earthspun Apparel found a way to make t-shirts from high-quality, ring-spun yarns produced with recycled polyester fibers, made from plastic bottles, discarded X-Ray film, and recycled cotton, to produce 100-percent-recycled apparel.

The green, brown, blue, and grey shirt colors are the actual bottle colors, not dyes, and include Soda Pop Green, Beer Bottle Brown, Water Bottle Blue, and X-Ray Grey. A black tee made from recycled food trays will be available soon.

To start the process, plastic bottles recycled by consumers are brought to local recycling centers and sorted by color. The bottles are converted into fibers that are blended with recycled cotton and spun into yarn used to create the t-shirt fabric, which feels soft and natural. One Earthspun t-shirt saves about six plastic bottles from the landfill.

The t-shirts are made of 65-percent-recycled polyester and 35-percent-recycled cotton.  “Sustainability is important to us, and the ability to eliminate production steps and use waste to create our t-shirts saves energy, conserves natural resources, and diverts waste from landfills,” says Earthspun partner Jerry Wheeler. We’ll drink to that. More information at earthspunapparel.com


MantraMeds Insider Program

This is Jessica – a MantraMeds Insider. She signed up for our Insider Program and received this FREE pair of sustainable scrubs. All she had to do was give us her feedback on the style & fit. Thank you for sending in the cute picture!

So, what is the Mantrameds Insider Program?

If you love our product the way we think you will, you’ll pass on the word!  It’s pretty simple.  The program is our way of saying thanks and asking for your help at the same time.  

As a Mantrameds Insider you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • 30% Personal Use Discount
  • Personalized Welcome Packet
  • Free Scrub Top or Bottom Annually
  • “Scrub Love” Cards To Introduce Your Friends To Mantrameds At A 30% Discount – (Recipients must be a new customer to be eligible)
  • Participation in the Product Design And Review Process
  • Ability To Host Your Own Income Generating Scrub Sale
  • Fun SWAG for you and your friends
  • Advanced ordering for new styles and colors

Sounds great, what do I need to do?

1. Apply here now http://www.mantrameds.com/insider-signup
2. Get Approved
3. Receive your Welcome Package
4. Enjoy the Benefits.

If you want to know the Guidelines Read moreInsider Program Guidelines

As a Mantrameds Insider you will have the privilege of all the Insider benefits listed above. Currently to establish a group of Insiders we are inviting individuals to join until the program is full. Insider status can be kept indefinitely but it must be earned yearly.  We don’t ask for much, keeping Insider status only requires your participation and brand support. Privilege does come with some responsibly but we do make responsibility fun.  We only ask you to use the tools we give you and interact with your community and ours.  That’s it give things away and help us spread the word about our brand and products, how cool is that for responsibility!

The Insider Program is currently limited annually.  The number of eligible Insiders per state is based on state population.
The Insider Program Coordinator will review ever Insiders participation yearly.   Keeping active status as and insider will be up to you and based on what you give away and how you interact with the brand and community via the program coordinator, social media, surveys, etc.

Apply here nowhttp://www.mantrameds.com/insider-signup


Cyber Monday is All Week Long!

Last day to enjoy our week-long extension of Cyber Monday! Buy some sustainable scrubs for the green nurse in your life! These make great Christmas presents!

CYBER MONDAY IS ALL WEEK LONG on MantraMeds Market!

FOR EVERY $75 YOU SPEND GET $25 OFF 

Go to: http://www.mantramedsmarket.com/


Animals love Environmentally Friendly MantraMeds Scrubs!

Animals love our environmentally friendly MantraMeds scrubs! Thank you veterinarian Christy B. for sending in this picture! Christy is a MantraMeds Insider. Read more about the Insider Program below!

So, what is the Mantrameds Insider Program?

If you love our product the way we think you will, you’ll pass on the word!  It’s pretty simple.  The program is our way of saying thanks and asking for your help at the same time.  

As a Mantrameds Insider you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • 30% Personal Use Discount
  • Personalized Welcome Packet
  • Free Scrub Top or Bottom Annually
  • “Scrub Love” Cards To Introduce Your Friends To Mantrameds At A 30% Discount – (Recipients must be a new customer to be eligible)
  • Participation in the Product Design And Review Process
  • Ability To Host Your Own Income Generating Scrub Sale
  • Fun SWAG for you and your friends
  • Advanced ordering for new styles and colors

Sounds great, what do I need to do?

1. Apply here now http://www.mantrameds.com/insider-signup
2. Get Approved
3. Receive your Welcome Package
4. Enjoy the Benefits.

If you want to know the Guidelines Read moreInsider Program Guidelines

As a Mantrameds Insider you will have the privilege of all the Insider benefits listed above. Currently to establish a group of Insiders we are inviting individuals to join until the program is full. Insider status can be kept indefinitely but it must be earned yearly.  We don’t ask for much, keeping Insider status only requires your participation and brand support. Privilege does come with some responsibly but we do make responsibility fun.  We only ask you to use the tools we give you and interact with your community and ours.  That’s it give things away and help us spread the word about our brand and products, how cool is that for responsibility!

The Insider Program is currently limited annually.  The number of eligible Insiders per state is based on state population.
The Insider Program Coordinator will review ever Insiders participation yearly.   Keeping active status as and insider will be up to you and based on what you give away and how you interact with the brand and community via the program coordinator, social media, surveys, etc….

  • Abuse of discount privileges will not be tolerated and can jeopardize your Insider status.
  • Personal discounts are limited to the Insider themselves.
  • Scrub Love Cards extending a 30% discount to friends and family will be provided on a limited basis to spread the love.
  • Periodically Manrtameds may choose to allow your discount to be extended to others on a limited basis.

Apply here nowhttp://www.mantrameds.com/insider-signup


Patrick Yarns’ Solar Powered Plant Produces Eco-friendly Yarns

MantraMeds Sustainable Medical Apparel offers Earthspun Apparel Tees made from recycled polyester and recycled cotton. Patrick Yarns supplies Earthspun® yarns for Earthspun® Apparel t-shirts.

Patrick Yarns, a premier specialty yarn spinner in Kings Mountain, NC, is proud to announce the commissioning of the largest privately owned solar installation in the Charlotte, NC Region. It is another example of Patrick Yarns continuing commitment to environmental stewardship and to our community. With the addition of these photovoltaic panels, Patrick Yarns environmentally friendly yarns are truly: SPUN BY THE SUN®

Located on the roof of our Clevemont Facility, the system features:

  • 140,000 kWh/year clean photovoltaic power
  • Enough to power 14 average homes
  • Equivalent to 11,310 gallons of gasoline, 234 barrels of oil and 2578 trees planted
Patrick Yarns Green Facts:
  • Manufacturer of Earthspun® recycled & renewable yarns and products
  • Utilizes modern efficient lighting and motors
  • None of the facilities produce any green house gases in our manufacturing processes
  • Zero landfill goal
Patrick Yarns is the premier spinner of reclaimed, renewable and performance fibers in the United States. With over 50 years experience, continual investment in cutting-edge technology, and our “can-do” attitude, we provide our customers profitable, environmentally friendly solutions to their yarn and textile requirements.
Monitor how much electricity Patrick Yarns is generating via solar energy, log on to: www.patrickyarns.com/monitor
To see all of Patrick Yarns’ environmentally friendly efforts, visit: http://www.patrickyarns.com/green_recycled/