OUR STORY

AVIRO was founded in Aotearoa, New Zealand with a mission to create innovative everyday garments that help prevent the spread of dangerous germs through textile surfaces.

Committed to offering effective and safe products to consumers, AVIRO is a family owned business with years of experience both in the clothing industry and with working in healthcare. The secret ingredient in AVIRO garments is HeiQ Viroblock - a new Swiss developed technology designed to inhibit the presence and growth of bacteria and enveloped viruses, such as coronavirus and influenza.

At its heart, AVIRO hopes to do its part in helping safeguard the health of your family.
— Founder: Jamie Hunt


BEHIND THE PRODUCT

JAMIE HUNT, THE FOUNDER
Jamie has over 20 years experience in the clothing and textile industry. As the co-founder of global sports brand 2XU, Jamie is known for his uncompromising focus on product testing and performance. He has a deep knowledge of technical fabrics and is passionate about creating authentic and purposeful garments.

Jamie’s daughter is a healthcare worker on the front line. Knowing that clothing can be a large surface for pathogens, at the end of her shift she would enter through the backdoor, put her clothes straight into the wash and then get in the shower. Jamie realised there was a need for everyday garments that could help reduce the risk of viruses and bacteria spreading, or hitching a ride home on your clothing. So he took his expertise in technical fabric and partnered with Swiss company HeiQ, to develop AVIRO.
Jamie Hunt

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: AVIRO garments are not a replacement for medical-grade protective equipment, and should not be used in place of other recommended measures to inhibit the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to follow the government and Ministry of Health guidelines, practice social distancing, hand-washing, avoid touching your face, and obey any instructions to stay at home.


Here you’ll find some frequently asked questions to give you more information about AVIRO and the products we offer.

If you have a question that you can’t find the answer to, please use the contact us page.



FAQ

What measures have AVIRO taken internally to reduce the spread of COVID-19?

We are taking strict measures to keep both you and our distribution team safe when sending out orders. Here are some of the steps we have in place to protect our community and yours:


- Firstly, our team is wearing AVIRO clothing and masks while working.
- All surfaces are regularly wiped down with disinfectant.
- Hands are washed regularly.
- We’ve reduced our courier pick-ups to once per day.

How do I care for my AVIRO garments?

Please follow the washing instructions on the care label for each of the garments. You can also find care instructions on our website under the product information for the garment you have purchased.

Are AVIRO garments washable?

Yes, the HeiQ Viroblock technology is active on fabric for up to 15 gentle washes at 30°C (104°F). Learn more here.

Keep in mind, because antimicrobial fabric fights bacteria the garments will stay fresher for longer. They can and should be washed less frequently.

Can I wash my garments more than 15 times?

Yes absolutely, the fabric is highly durable. However, after 15 washes the HeiQ Viroblock treatment may slowly start to reduce in effectiveness. Learn more here.

Can I wash my AVIRO clothes with my other clothing?

Yes

How does HeiQ Viroblock work?

Did you know textiles and clothing can provide a large hosting surface for viruses and bacteria? Treating fabric with HeiQ Viroblock creates a protective antiviral and antibacterial layer. This protective layer attracts pathogens and targets the membrane or coating surrounding the pathogen. The pathogen is exposed and deactivated in minutes, reducing the risk of contamination or re-transmission.
You can read more about HeiQ Viroblock on our Technology page.

Is the HeiQ Viroblock treatment safe on skin?

Yes. HeiQ Viroblock has been dermatologically tested and is harmless to skin.

Where can I buy Aviro products?

Our products are currently only available online on our website.

Are your garments true to size?

Before you purchase, we recommend you check our size chart against your measurements. You can find our size guide on our product pages under each garment.

Our garments are true to size with a flattering shape. But if you are tossing up between two sizes, we would recommend you choose the larger size. 

I have a promo code, how do I use it?

You can enter your promo code as you are going through the checkout. 

I forgot to use my promo code, can I still apply it?

Please email our customer service team contact@surestepasia.com and we will be happy to help.

Can I buy AVIRO in larger quantities?

If you’re a corporate entity or team wanting to order a large quantity of AVIRO products to wear, please get in touch with us at contact@surestepasia.com and we’ll come back to you within 1 working day.


SHIPPING & RETURNS

How long will it take to process and dispatch my order?

Your order will be processed and dispatched within 2 business days. If you are a corporate entity or team wanting to order a large quantity please email us at contact@surestepasia.com to discuss processing times.

Which couriers do you use?

We use a number of postal carriers depending on the shipping destination including SF Express.

How long does shipping take?

Please visit our Shipping Information page for more information on shipping times.

Covid-19 shipping update: our postal provider may be experiencing delays as a result of the global impact of Covid-19. This means your parcel may take longer to reach you than normal. We thank you for your patience, if you have any concerns please check the tracking details in your confirmation email (make sure to check your junk mail).

What happens if my parcel hasn’t arrived?

If you believe your parcel has been lost, please contact our courier provider by checking your confirmation email for tracking details.

AVIRO does not take responsibility for late arrivals. Postal delays are out of our control. Refunds or cancellations will not be allowed if the shipment arrival times exceed the estimated times outlined on our Shipping Information page.

If I receive a damaged item what can I do about it?

We take quality control seriously but if for some reason you think a faulty product has sneakily slipped under our radar, please contact us contact@surestepasia.com within 30 days so we can sort it out.

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