Balls, theaters, opera, gala events, awards ceremonies, competitions - events are a wonderful way for us to get together and leave the daily grind behind.
The topic of "hygiene concept" has gained central importance in event management due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the years following the pandemic, hygiene concepts will remain necessary because our collective awareness of well-being at public events has changed.
In order to make events safe for visitors in the future, hygiene concepts should be supplemented with the topic of gloves.
Where can ElephantSkin gloves be used at events?
"Where people meet, germs meet" - this applies very well to the admission areas of events. The entrance is a place where tickets, badges, ribbons and brochures are handed out. This means that objects are passed back and forth between visitors and staff, which can lead to smear infections.
Staff at events often have to wear plastic gloves to protect themselves and visitors. Even if there is no direct contact with pathogens on the employee;s skin, the bacteria and viruses survive on the glove surface and multiply. If the plastic glove is not changed after each visitor and worn for too long, cross-contamination and skin irritation will result.
ElephantSkin gloves are treated with an antibacterial and antiviral technology, which degrades the germs on the surface within minutes. Thus, they are effective against. They can be worn for hours and do not irritate the skin as conventional plastic gloves do, as sweat forms very easily underneath.
After the entrance, the wardrobe is the second point of contact with guests. Many personal items and tips are exchanged with bare hands.
Here, too, the use of ElephantSkin gloves helps: cross-contamination is prevented and, in addition, the wardrobe is visually enhanced. High-quality clothing of guests is literally handled with fabric (instead of velvet) gloves and hung up carefully.
Finger food, buffets, cutlery, glasses - hands are in full use at catering stations and bars at events. But not only guests, but also catering staff touch many of the items provided. The perfect place for passing on pathogens.
Just as at the entrance, ElephantSkin gloves can be used here to limit the spread of germs. For catering staff in particular, ElephantSkin gloves offer an attractive option for avoiding direct skin contact with visitors items while providing high-quality service.
ElephantSkin gloves are also a branding opportunity for catering services. With gloves including company logo the catering is represented at the event.
Use of ElephantSkin gloves - best practice example: Salzburg Festival.
In 2021 ElephantSkin had the opportunity to equip the Salzburg Festival with ElephantSkin Classic gloves as part of a cooperation. The world-famous Salzburg Festival wanted to offer their many thousands of (international) visitors not only the best concerts, but also guarantee a safe event despite the pandemic.
On the one hand, the gloves were used at the reception. Festival employees were dressed in black ElephantSkin gloves to match their elegant work attire. On the other hand, the gloves were worn by employees at the next point of contact, in the checkroom.
Instead of using plastic gloves, the organizers pampered the hands of their guests and staff with ElephantSkin gloves made of organic cotton.
But that was not all: As part of the collaboration, the ElephantSkin gloves were created in the exclusive Salzburg Festival design. The gloves not only impressed visitors and staff with their elegant appearance, but also with their sustainable components.
In addition, the gloves could be purchased by guests as a memento of the event - a memory that combines sense, hygiene, fashion and sustainability.
Making events more sustainable and hygienic - ElephantSkin makes it possible
Green events have gained a lot of attention in recent years and (almost) all event managers want to implement more and more sustainable concepts.
But as long as plastic gloves are used everywhere at events, it will be difficult to achieve the sustainability goals.
In addition to the visual disadvantage, plastic gloves must be changed regularly after each customer contact to prevent smear infections. For example, if an employee comes into contact with 100 people in five minutes, 100 pairs of gloves will be used in five minutes. If this is hours instead of minutes, huge mountains of plastic waste are created after just one evening.
ElephantSkin gloves are the sustainable alternative to plastic gloves here. They work just as well against the spread of germs, but without mountains of plastic waste.
What's special about ElephantSkin gloves is that they can be washed at least 30 times on the gentle cycle at 40 degrees and are reusable without losing their effectiveness. This saves up to 180 pairs of disposable gloves per pair of ElephantSkin gloves - that's a plastic reduction of 2.6 kg!
Are you interested in making your events greener? Contact us and we will help you find the right ElephantSkin glove for your event.
ElephantSkin gloves are enhanced, treated with antiviral and antibacterial technology and are effective against cross-contamination and skin irritation. It forms an ultra-thin barrier layer on the surface, preventing viruses and bacteria, inside and outside the glove.
The viruses and bacteria are broken down from the glove surface within a few minutes, so there is no need for constant changing. In addition, ElephantSkin gloves are reusable and can be washed and used for multiple events.
The gloves are made of organic cotton and offer optimal wearing comfort. Their elegant look makes them suitable not only for visitors* but also for employees* who work at all touchpoints. Their material mix makes the gloves breathable, reducing sweating under the gloves.
ElephantSkin gloves are available in three colors and four sizes. They can also be customized with your own branding for special occasions. They can also be used as gifts and souvenirs for visitors and employees.