Chippenham‘s V12 Footwear has joined forces
with Bristol-based Toffeln to create a
new range of personal protective equipment (PPE).
V12 has over 20 years in the safety
footwear industry resulting in a portfolio of cutting-edge products and award-winning
The partnership with Toffeln, a long-established
footwear company specialising in comfortable and practical footwear for shift
workers, will develop protective products to help keep people healthy and
The brand, called Self Protection, is
already selling its first range of products including face shields, safety goggles,
gowns and hand sanitiser.
V12 Co-founder, Ben Turner, said, “The
world has changed, habits to protect ourselves and those we love and to
preserve life are here to stay.
“The combination of knowledge and
experience from both V12 and Toffeln proves to be a very well-suited
partnership, and a venture we are very excited to see help so many health care
“By combining the strengths of V12 and
Toffeln we have a perfect partnership to help protect Healthcare Professionals
throughout this crisis and beyond.
Charlie Leflaive from Toffeln added, “After 40 years of creating healthcare footwear that is well loved by healthcare professionals globally, we were asked by our customers to provide that same quality, reliability and service in PPE products. The result – we already are providing more PPE than footwear.”