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The Queen's designer launches incredible must-have antiviral gloves

Her Majesty is never seen without a pair of Cornelia James gloves

Jenni McKnight

One of The Queen's go-to designers Cornelia James has come to our rescue and put an end to countless searches for gloves that will protect us amid COVID-19 but are still stylish.

Wherever she goes, Her Majesty always wears a pair of beautiful gloves designed by the luxury fashion house, so we imagine she was one of the first to get her hands on Cornelia James' new pair, which are made with antiviral technology HeiQ Viroblock.

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In the current climate, gloves have become a new staple for many people looking for added protection during the current pandemic, but a virus can still remain active on a regular textile for a number of hours.

Thankfully, Cornelia James' pair features a new cotton that has been treated with an antiviral compound, which they claim has been shown to reduce the presence of coronavirus on fabric by 99.99 per cent within 30 minutes. Meaning, the cotton should break down any virus it comes into contact with and stop it from spreading.

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Cornelia James has designed antiviral gloves 

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The technology they use "is a silver-based compound that is applied to the fabric in the mill as part of the finishing process. It has no impact on the physical feel and appearance of the fabric, which is our very own peach soft pure cotton jersey".

At the moment, Cornelia James offers two pairs of gloves in the collection, named Isla and Hera. They have been designed for "everyday living and everyday protection". The gloves are also touch screen friendly and machine washable, with the antiviral technology designed to remain effective through 30 washes.

Priced at £90 per pair, they may seem expensive for gloves, but when they're giving you added protection against a deadly virus, the price seems pretty reasonable to us.

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