About Us – Aviro Europe
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New Zealand owned business on a mission to create innovative everyday clothing that help prevent the spread of germs.


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


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 has over 20 years' experience in the textile industry. Co-founder of global sports brand 2XU.

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.


How do I care for my AVIRO garments?

The HeiQ Viroblock technology is active on fabric for up to 20 gentle washes. Please wash after 20 hours of use between. 30-60°C (86-140°F). Learn more here.

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.

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

Are AVIRO garments washable?

Yes, the HeiQ Viroblock technology is active on fabric for up to 20 gentle washes. Please wash after 20 hours of use between. 30-60°C (86-140°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 20 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?


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, 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.

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 eu.info@avirowear.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 eu.info@avirowear.com and we’ll come back to you within 1 working day.


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

Your order will normally be processed and dispatched within 1 business days. If you are a corporate entity or team wanting to order a large quantity please email us at eu.info@avirowear.com to discuss processing times.

Which couriers do you use?

We use UPS for all shipments, except Sweden (DHL Service Point)

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).

Do you ship to rural addresses?

Yes, we do ship to rural addresses.

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.

What is your returns policy?

Full price item(s) are valid for return within 30 days of purchase if they are in their original condition, unworn, unsoiled, unwashed and in their original packaging with tags still attached. Please visit our Returns Policy page for further information on returns and refunds.

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 eu.info@avirowear.com within 30 days so we can sort it out.

Will I be charged for customs and import duties?

For orders within EU, UK and Norway, everything is included in the prices.

For orders outside EU, the the price and shipping charge does not include possible taxes and duties which may be applied by customs in the country where the order originated. The responsibility for any customs duties, foreign taxes or other fees which may be imposed will rest with the customer. To comply with EU export regulations, we are required to declare the exact value of all items ordered and to mark them as dutiable "merchandise". We are also prohibited by law from marking the order as a "gift", even if order is placed with the intention of sending to a gift recipient. For further information, it may be necessary to call local customs offices to gain further details.