Many people have learned to properly sanitize their shopping carts before use. The need for hygiene accompanies us on all our daily journeys - especially in places where many people come together, we notice how important the topic is to us. This also applies to food shopping in the supermarket.
ElephantSkin gloves during grocery shopping
Due to the large number of people who shop at the supermarket every day, this is the the ideal place for bacteria and viruses to spread. During the shopping, people have many physical points of contact with their environment, where indirect transmission of germs can occur.
The first point of contact in the supermarket is the shopping carts. Shoppers who do not have their own bag or are planning a large purchase rely on the use of shopping carts. The handles of shopping carts are made of plastic and provide a popular site for cross-contamination after contact with previous users. Many people therefore clean the handles or use ElephantSkin gloves before using their shopping cart.
Due to the antiviral and antibacterial treatment of ElephantSkin gloves, they work efficiently against cross-contamination. In addition, the material mix of organic cotton and spandex provides pleasant wearing comfort and reduces sweating of the hands - regardless of how long the shopping tour lasts.
The next point of contact is the goods on offer themselves. The general rule is to only pick up products that you want to buy - in other words, to put them in your shopping cart. Unfortunately, many products, especially fruits and vegetables, are frequently touched and put back. This increases the chance of coming into contact with leftover viruses and bacteria or even leaving some behind yourself. In this way, germs are passed on from person to person.
ElephantSkin gloves greatly preventing viruses and bacteria, inside and outside the glove. Thus, they do not need to be changed after each touch point and you can do all your shopping with one pair.
It is important for shoppers and employees to wash their hands after coming into contact with cash and products. after coming into contact with cash and products. A task that seems almost impossible impossible, since there is no possibility to wash hands in supermarkets or near the checkout. Thus, cash registers are perfect places to use ElephantSkin gloves. They are not only a support for customers for a pleasant shopping experience, but also help employees in the supermarket to feel safe at work. Many hand movements are inherent to the nature of the job for checkout staff. Breathable ElephantSkin gloves give employees the pleasant effect of beautiful hands without having to endure sweating and itching under plastic gloves.
ElephantSkin gloves at the point of sale of high quality goods
Not only supermarkets, but also stores with close customer contact offer ElephantSkin gloves for customers as well as employees. In fashion, jewelry and watch boutiques, it is inevitable that the merchandise is taken into the hands of the sales staff in order to present it to customers. As a result, customers naturally also come into contact with the merchandise, e.g. to look at it more closely or try it on. Sellers and customers can unknowingly infect each other through smear infections. Here ElephantSkin gloves offer two pleasant effects at once: On the one hand, they significantly limit cross-contamination, and on the other, they complement the visual appearance of personnel. Elegant black or white cotton gloves put the product in the spotlight while enhancing its presentation.
In textile trade
Similar to the supermarket, the checkout of fashion/clothing retailers is a popular place for viruses and bacteria. Furthermore, from this point of view, changing rooms should not be underestimated: People spend a lot of time in changing rooms trying on clothes. Here, textiles are often pulled over the face while trying them on. Afterwards, the products are left behind in the cubicle or given back to the employees at the entrance to the cubicle, who fold and sort the clothes again nicely.
In addition to the checkout, the changing room and the subsequent work steps of the staff are a good opportunity to provide customers with a hygienic shopping experience: Clean gloves branded in your corporate design are offered by the store at the entrance and returned to a container directly at the checkout after shopping. A hygienic shopping experience for customers and a clean workplace for employees.
Why employees would be grateful for the use of ElephantSkin
A U.S. study conducted during the Covid 19 pandemic confirmed the high risk of infection for high risk of infection for employees in stores with direct customer contact. Although protective walls made of Plexiglas at the checkout area help here, this measure does not satisfactorily cover the contact points of staff with customers. Many employees report feeling uncomfortable in customer contact, and gloves can be a measure to increase comfort and well-being on all sides.
As an employer, ElephantSkin gloves offer employees the chance to show appreciation for their daily efforts and to take their fears in direct customer contact seriously. ElephantSkin gloves are made of sustainable materials and therefore offer an extra plus when it comes to picking up employees who value sustainability.
Even after the pandemic, challenges in the area of hygiene will continue to exist. Around the world, consumers, employers and employees have a heightened sense of the issue and are looking for solutions to the "new normal." This is where ElephantSkin offers a new approach:
ElephantSkin gloves are the ideal companion for people who want to take care of their hygiene while shopping or at work even after the pandemic. Due to the organic cotton ElephantSkin gloves offer a gentle wearing comfort for employees* and customers*. In addition, the touchscreen compatibility allows the gloves to be used with touchscreens of cell phones, checkout screens or vending machines.
Long time without worries
Unlike plastic gloves, ElephantSkin gloves can be washed at least 30 times without losing their effectiveness. This means that with one customers and employees can shop or work for a longer period of time without worrying.
In addition, by reducing plastic waste, our planet is also protected - another aspect that companies need to solve.