Existing methods for preventing staff infection at hospitals rely heavily on single-use PPE equipment, particularly gowns. Processing and disposing of excessive single use gowns significantly costs hospitals financially and us all environmentally. There is currently no alternative safe effective re-usable gowns available on the market.

Forbes, Jo, Meriel, Max and Samantha are developing The Good Gown™ a surgical garment designed to extend the use of disposable gowns and reduce the immense environmental harm and financial cost to hospitals associated with their disposal.