GHP / 2020 Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 23 g Health Textiles Shockingly, nine percent of all patients become infected by health-associated infections during their hospital stays in Sweden. Textiles are the second biggest cause of spreading health-associated infections at Swedish hospitals, but there are things that can be done. Proactive efforts in hygiene can save upwards of three billion SEK in Sweden, and also reduce 300,000 hospitals days for patients in Sweden. Founded as a real family firm, the work of Birgitta and Tomas is nothing short of outstandingly innovative and exceptionally high-calibre. Design and quality of the highest standard are hallmarks of the HealthTextiles products, and this fast-growing international start-up is proud to be locally Swedish in helping healthcare facilities all over the world save lives and combat sickness. The firm’s mission of saving lives and decreasing costs for the healthcare sector by developing innovative new healthcare uniforms and textiles is an admirable one, and it continues to succeed every single day.