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Brief Published: 14 May 2020

Full Body PPE Suit is Rave-Friendly


As worldwide Covid-19 lockdowns slowly begin to ease, many industries are planning for further social-distancing guidelines in preparation for reopening. Los Angeles-based creative studio Production Club is focusing on getting people back together by developing a nightlife-specific personal protective equipment (PPE) outfit that would allow wearers to socialise safely.

Aiming to enable responsible “socialising without distancing”, the hazmat-style Micrashell suit is made from high-performance, rip-resistant and dancefloor-friendly breathable materials. It comes equipped with air filtration and ventilation systems and a protective visor to ensure the safety of the wearer, as well as those around them.

In addition to preventative measures against coronavirus, the outfit also boasts features for a safer night out. By allowing the wearer to drink and vape through internal “supply system” canisters, they’re protected against being drugged while partying.

The suit even overcomes barriers to communication. Wearers can choose to only allow certain friends (also wearing the suit) to be able to speak with them through a fully adjustable internal speaker system; or they can opt to communicate with everyone in close proximity to them. This aspect gives the wearer full control over their experience – both in terms of their enjoyment of the music and the atmosphere, as well as who they choose to socialise with.

Production Club has identified an alternative to strict social distancing measures in industries like events, nightlife and hospitality, where such restrictions aren’t a sustainable long-term plan. Its solution also solves other issues that previously existed within these industries, and may prove to be an important offering post-pandemic as well. 

For more on innovative brand responses to the outbreak, see Covid-19: Fashion Industry Survival Strategies. Also, keep an eye on our Coronavirus: Updates & Brand Responses page for daily updates.