Seahawk secures certification for UK made garment

Seahawk secures certification for UK made garment

Our Fife-based premium garment manufacturer, Seahawk Apparel, has launched a certified flame retardant, anti-static coverall – made in Scotland.

Certified to EN11611 Class 1; EN11612 A1, A2, B1, C1, and F1; EN1149-3:2004, and EN13688, the new coverall combines strength with comfort and style, and is suitable for a wide range of industries including oil and gas, welding, engineering and transport.

Gordon Reid, Production Manager at Seahawk, said: “This particular garment is a real showcase of our skills at Seahawk, and demonstrates our capabilities to deliver really excellent quality garment manufacturing onshore, right here in the UK, shortening the supply chain and reducing the carbon impact of clothing production.

“This type of garment is very difficult to source within the UK, so we’re really delighted to have secured the EN certification, following the meticulous certification process, that will enable us to support many different customers with this product. We expect it to be a real hit with our oil and gas and engineering customers.”

Available in a range of colours and full run of sizes, the coverall uses TenCate Protective Fabrics’ Tecapro® satin line BG9035 fabric. This material was selected because of its unique combination of comfort, strength, protection, and colour performance – it really lasts, and offers great value for money. The fabric also has an extremely low shrinkage value at less than 3%.

Yvette Ashby, Founder and CEO at Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW), said: “Collaborative partnership working with UK manufacturer and PCIAW member, Seahawk Apparel has delivered an innovative, accredited garment that’s both protective and comfortable for the wearer.”

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Seahawk’s team of designers, pattern cutters and machinists have an exceptional working knowledge of UK industry protective clothing requirements. Working closely with diverse specialist markets, this experience informs the design and manufacture of specialist protective clothing, professional workwear and textile solutions to meet bespoke customer requirements. Find out more about Seahawk at

About Tencate

TenCate Protective Fabrics is the world’s largest processor of a wide variety of FR fibres. It supplies durable solutions for protecting people in their professional environment. In addition to providing maximum protection against heat, flames and other risks, its flame-resistant fabrics are very light and offer unmatched toughness, are very good at regulating moisture levels and are suited to extreme working environments

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