The GlideWear Skin Protection T-Shirt was designed specifically for kids with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) with input from kids with EB, their parents, and healthcare providers. This shirt features targeted low-friction zones on the back and in the armpits.
The GlideWear fabric is made from a combination of nylon and spandex that’s breathable, comfortable, and feels good against the skin. The shirt features stretchy, non-binding cuffs and flat seams placed away from high-risk areas. It has a wide neck opening, which allows it to easily slip over the head. The shirt also stretches to accommodate wound dressings.
What Parents of Kids with EB Are Saying
“The GlideWear clothes are working great. My daughter won’t take them off.” – Father of a daughter with epidermolysis bullosa
“Our son has started scooting around on his knees, something he could never do before he had GlideWear in the knees of his pants!” – Nina Schuppler, mother of a son with epidermolysis bullosa
“Using GlideWear garments for my daughter reduced bandages by approximately half, saving about $5,000/month. And because fewer bandages are needed, GlideWear clothes make kids with EB more comfortable — they can move more freely and wear fewer layers in hot climate.” – Gabriella McCann, mother of a daughter with epidermolysis bullosa
“GlideWear clothing has made a huge difference in our life and has helped our son tremendously. We are very thankful for that!” – Mother of a son with epidermolysis bullosa
“Besides GlideWear there is nothing out there to effectively reduce friction. The garments we used before are okay for bandage retaining, but not for friction reduction in case of trauma. GlideWear clothing was so important for our daughter.” – Mother of a daughter with epidermolysis bullosa
The History of GlideWear & Epidermolysis Bullosa
GlideWear is a patented, low-friction fabric technology that protects the skin from blister-causing friction. It’s a two-layer fabric that protects skin by gliding smoothly against itself and absorbing the harmful friction and shear that can damage skin. GlideWear is widely used in medical applications where skin is at risk for injury caused by friction and shear forces.
The GlideWear team’s work with kids with epidermolysis bullosa started in 2015 with one 4-year-old girl in Minnesota. Our clinical team designed custom clothes for her to protect her armpits, knees, elbows, and back from the harmful friction that causes blistering. Since then, we’ve made custom garments and support surface prototypes for other children with epidermolysis bullosa.
In early 2017, our team started working with a nationally renowned hospital to design custom products for their patients with epidermolysis bullosa. In July 2018 at the debra Care Conference, GlideWear launched its standard line of skin protection products for children with EB.
If you have any questions about whether the GlideWear Skin Protection T-Shirt is right for your child, call our clinical team at 763-795-0057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.