Have you seen the infomercials featuring Montel Williams advertising Tommie Copper compression wear? Today we're looking a little closer at these Tommie Copper products, and seeking customer reviews.
Tommie Copper is compression wear founded by Tom Kallish, who claims to have created it after finding traditional products to be uncomfortable.
TommieCopper. com was registered on January 20, 2010, while TommieCopper. tv - which is currently being used in infomercials - was registered August 5, 2011.
The rise in popularity of compression wear has been hastened by high-profile athletes who are often seen wearing them. While most products in this category are marketed for athletic use, Tommie Copper presents their products as a cross between sportswear and pain relief garments.
Does Tommie Copper Contain Copper?
There appears to be some question as to whether or not Tommie Copper actually contains copper in its fabric. The 2011 version of the website’s FAQ explains that copper is used in the product:
After many months of designing and testing various fabrics, Tom invented a proprietary fabric that met his comfort requirement. At the same time, Tom had been studying the healing effects of copper on the body. He felt that the combination of compression and copper would increase the effective results of the product he was designing. By combining the benefits of this revolutionary compression fabric with patented copper infused yarn, Tom created what is now Tommie Copper’s Cu29 Compression fabric which is used in all of Tommie Copper’s Compression wear.
There is also an explanation in the 2011 FAQ about how copper has been used in medicine for thousands of years and that “Copper is an entirely natural and essential nutrient to human health. ”
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