This UK SME, based in North Wales, specialises in the design and supply of reusable, antiviral cloth face coverings/snoods to a range of business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) customers. The product results from 10 years of research and development by a team of scientists and virologists. The team were successful in developing and mass manufacturing the protective snood at the start of the year and have saturated the immediate UK market due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
The product on offer is a reusable, single layer face covering made from a trademarked, antiviral textile capable of blocking and reducing the transmission of viral particles and infections. The textile offers antiviral protection in the form of a soft, cloth snood which has been tested and certified to ISO18184:2019. The snood offers a comfortable alternative to disposable and homemade/fashion masks which do not provide specific antiviral protection.
The client therefore seeks a distribution service agreement from small to multinational sized distribution companies in all partner countries, with the exception of Spain, New Zealand, and the United States of America. Such partners are sought to engage in a distribution agreement because the client wishes to enter new retail markets and increase overseas trade.
Potential partners are expected to have knowledge and routes into regional/national retail markets and existing relations or access to various buyers i.e. wholesalers, end-user retailers, or other retail industry organisations.
The client hopes to successfully integrate the product across international retail markets, significantly increase overseas trade, and enhance the brand’s global presence as a result of international cooperation.