Cairo, Egypt-based fitness and sportswear startup Sigma Fit, on Friday, announced that the company has raised an undisclosed sum from Egyptian tech investment company Innlife investments.
Founded in 2017 by Omar El Metwally, Islam Rashwan, and Nabil Khalifa, Sigma Fit offers fitness wearables including fitness bands, t-shirts, tracksuits for both men and women. The company deploys its hydrophobic tech to make sportswear that can go without washing for several weeks even when worn daily. In August, the company in a wake of COVID-19 pandemic launched protective gear for medical staff fighting coronavirus.
The fresh funds will enable Sigma Fit to employ fabrics technology, antiviral clothing, embedded sensors clothing, and augmented reality shopping.
Sigma Fit claims that its clothes remain odour-free and stain-free, and can be used for up to three weeks without the need of washing.
The company says that it has successfully manufactured and delivered over 50,000 medical protective suits across hospitals in Egypt until now, and the suits stay protective for up to 30 washes. The company has also sold over 200,000 face masks.