Antimicrobial What You Need to Know

Antimicrobial What You Need to Know

October 19, 2018

We get a lot of questions about the antimicrobial feature of Stellar, our best selling gym clothes bag, so in true Ornadi transparent fashion, we are sharing the facts and the fiction, let's start with the basics...

What is Antimicrobial?

Antimicrobial is a treatment to prevent bacteria, mold, mildew, and other microbes from growing. Sweat, water, dirt and germs can create an environment ripe for bacteria to grow. Antimicrobial agents are often used on fabrics that are frequently exposed to water, sweat and germs, to prevent them from the damage and short life caused by the growth of microbes.

Does Antimicrobial Kill Bacteria?

There are a number of companies that make antimicrobial agents, the good quality treatments will both prevent and kill bacteria, mold & mildew.

Is Antimicrobial the Same as Antibacterial?

No, antibacterial agents are made to kill or prevent bacteria only, where antimicrobial kills other microbes.

Are Antimicrobial Fabrics Safe?

That depends on the treatment used. There are many companies making antimicrobial agents in many different Countries, each of which have different standards and quality checks. 

We use Silvadur antimicrobial treatment on the lining of our Stellar our gym bag because it is SAFE for you and the environment.

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Silvadur uses genuine Silver ions in a polymer that are released when bacteria or other microbes try to grow. Silver is a natural resource that has been used for over 2000 years in a number of ways to combat the growth of microbes. The process is recyclable and reusable, and uses bound silver, so no silver particles are put into the environment. Products treated with SILVADUR™ antimicrobial are non-sensitizing, non-toxic and non-irritating to human skin. It provides long lasting enhanced freshness which means fewer washings, which also benefits the environment.

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We put a lot of research into the products we make, because we want you, the planet and our brand to be around for a long long time.

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