London alone already sees up to 1000 knife attacks a month.
Although the risk of injury through knife crime is statistically low, it is still a risk. Until recently, the public could do little to protect themselves from a bladed attack or assault.
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PPSS knife resistant clothing offers the best protection available (Level 5) that only a few years ago, would not have been possible from such lightweight, comfortable clothing.
Worn as a top layer or concealed under a shirt or jacket, this protection is ideal for those who feel they would like to minimise possible injury from glass, bite or knife attack.
This may be whilst socialising on an evening out to those who are at increased risk of attack due to their occupation.
The technology employed to manufacture this clothing should not be confused with cheaper, inferior clothing found elsewhere.
PPSS manufactured clothing simply offers the best protection currently available.
It would never be wise to opt for a cheap motorcycle helmet to protect you when riding and the same rule should apply to any protective clothing designed to minimise or prevent injury from attack.
The garments are manufactured in the European Union to the highest standards available, not imported from countries outside of the EU where conditions and quality of the clothing maybe dubious.
We will not stock cheaper low cost products that are designed to protect the most important asset you have - yourself.
If you are considering the purchase of anti cut, slash or bite protective clothing, ensure you are aware of its origins and protective ability.
The UK is seeing more inferior or fake garments due to importation from countries outside of the EU.
These are normally found on auction websites or similar.
Ask for proof of their protective ability or a video demonstrating the materials slash resistance.
If the garment you have purchased is not a recognised brand with supporting evidence of its protective ability, you may not be protected at all by the clothing and therefore at risk of injury.
Cut resistant clothing checklist:
Offers worlds best cut protection (level 5 - not cheap Kevlar or unbranded material)
Protective material (Cut-Tex Pro) manufactured in the UK and not from cheap imported sources
Garments manufactured within the European Union to the strictest of quality guidelines
PPSS products are recognised as the worlds premier slash / cut protective garments. Beware of unbranded garments from dubious origins or cheap 'fashion' wear often simply consisting of a cotton based garment with a thin Kevlar patch sewn in!
PPSS products are professional level garments
Anti slash resistance shown via video clips on this site
Cut-Tex PRO Information
Cut-Tex® PRO is a superior cut resistant fabric.
Cut-Tex® PRO cut, slash and bite resistant fabric is made out of a combination of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) and other technical fibres weaved by special high-density knitting machines.
Cut-Tex® PRO cut resistant fabric is the only type of its kind in the UK and should not be confused with inferior Kevlar. This material has been developed and manufactured by UK based PPSS Group only.
Beware of cheap imitations.
Cut-Tex® PRO is offering ISO 13997: 1999 Blade Cut Resistance Level 5 (the highest possible), EN 388:2003 Blade Cut Resistance Level 5 (the highest possible) and ASTM F-1790 Blade Cut Resistance Level 4.
Cut-Tex® PRO is also a tear resistant material offering EN 388:2003 Tear Resistance Level 4 (the highest possible) and Abrasion Resistance Level 4 (the highest level possible).
Cut-Tex® PRO is currently used in the manufacture of cut resistant clothing in a range of professional sectors.
It is being used by emergency services, prison officers, law enforcement professionals, public transport workers, social and health care operatives as well as in the private security industry.
It is also being used to protect those in the metal pressing and glass handling industries.
Clothing manufactured to this level of protection from slashing knife and blade attacks is also ideal for the general public who may feel at risk of attack during their day to day journeys or activities.
The material is suitable to be worn as a single top garment or concealed under other layers of clothing.
Testing Cut-Tex® PRO