With the recent shooting incident at Virginia Tech, companies are scrambling to find ways to protect children at school from harm. The latest in this cutting edge protective fashion — a stab-proof hoodie.
The tops will retail for ~$70 and could soon be a part of school uniforms. Each stab-proof hoodie is lined with Kevlar, a very light but strong synthetic fiber used in body armor for British troops in Iraq.
The clothing is the brainchild of company bosses Adrian Davis and Barry Samms, who also make protective clothes for police forces and security guards. The pair â€” who run the BladeRunner firm in Romford, Essex â€” believe there is a gap in the market.
Barry, 33, said: â€œA friend of mine is a police officer in Ilford and he told me that while doing stop and searches on 14 and 15-year-old kids, heâ€™s found they are wearing stab-proof and bullet-proof vests.â€
What will kids wear in the summer, when it’s too hot to wear hoodies?