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About Care Designs Products

About Care Designs' products


Care Designs designs all its products in Cambridge, England, mixing our construction, styling and usability innovations with high performance fabrics to give you the most comfortable, easiest to use, best performing and most durable products available.

PRO80™ professional material


Care Designs' exclusive PRO80™ material is a soft feel material with a waterproof, thermo-plastic layer bonded onto an absorbent, easy clean, fine fabric on both sides, offering excellent protection, comfort and a smart look day after day.

Care Designs' PRO80™ tabards can be washed at up 80°C., which meets the requirements of care homes and hospitals that wash garments at high temperature for guaranteed sterility to kill MRSA, C-Dif and other bacteria, and meets the UK's Department of Health's HSG (95)18 professional laundry requirements for washing at high temperatures, whilst still offering superb durability and long life, product value.

Scarf style and Neckerchief style bibs


Our Pashmina Scarf style and Neckerchief style bibs use advanced, lightweight fabrics throughout to offer class leading absorption, protection and comfort.

They are made with a unique, ultra-fine, micro-fibre fabric on the front which is faster absorbing, faster wicking and faster drying than cotton. On the back is a high quality, durable and waterproof fabric for excellent protection from wetness. It has the added bonus of no shrinkage so it always looks smart and neat.

Washing and care of Care Designs' products

Always follow the washing and drying instructions on the product's wash-care labels.

Always join Velcro hook and loop areas together before washing.

As with any fabric, the cooler and gentler the washing and drying method you use the longer the product will last; and it is better for the environment! For the longest life we recommend hand-washing; wetting the product, adding washing-up liquid or clothes washing detergent onto the soiled area, gently rubbing and rinsing off under warm running water, then drying thoroughly.

For machine washing we recommend a cool wash of 30° C or less for all our products. PRO80 fabric garments can be washed at higher temperatures  of up to 80 degrees C. if required.

Note: the fabric surface will absorb more readily after the first few washes (i.e. the same as a new towel).

Sterilising to keep your bibs clean and fresh

To prevent your bibs getting smelly and to keep them clean and fresh we recommend sterilising them occasionally.

Use Milton Steriliser solution, or a similar brand, to sterilise your Bibetta and Care Designs garments. This will make them more hygienic and get rid of any food smells. Alternatively wash them in a weak bleach solution (about 1 part bleach to 50 part water). Wear rubber gloves for any sterilising and rinse well afterwards in fresh water. They may smell salty (Milton Steriliser is made up of 16.5% salt!) or like a swimming pool for while afterwards but your bibs will be much fresher for the next meal!

Quality and durability

The combination of durable materials and high quality construction means our products are tough and long lasting, making them excellent value for both family use and professional use.

Our products pass all relevant UK safety requirements and are BPA free, phthalate free, PVC free and AZO dye free.

Design protection

All our products are registered designs and copyright designs. It is an offence to copy, manufacture or sell such products without our permission. The Care Designs logo and CD heart icon is a registered trademark.