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Aegle Gear is treated with Protx2, which helps protect against microorganisms, and the apparel is designed to be lightweight, durable and fluid and odor repellent
some text Aegle Gear's line of health care apparel for men and women includes Pomfrey and Welby tops, pants, jackets and long-sleeve T-shirts along with women's tank tops, leggings and bra tops.

* Name: Aegle Brand, named for the Greek goddess of radiant health and beauty

* Products: Healthcare apparel for men and women, including Pomfrey and Welby tops, pants, jackets and long-sleeve T-shirts along with women's tank tops, leggings and bra tops

* Prices: Apparel range from women's long-sleeve T-shirts at $40 and women's Pomfrey tops and men's Welby tops at $42 each up to women's jackets for $68 and Hathaway pants for $62. All sales are online.

* Started: 2015

* Location: Hamilton County business INCubator at 100 Cherokee Blvd.

* History: George Brown and Uli Becker, a former CEO of Reebok, met decades ago while working for Adidas, and joined together in 2015 to start Aegle Gear to meet the apparel demands of the modern healthcare worker.

 "We designed apparel, so athletes could jump higher or run faster, but health care workers save lives and wear nightgowns," Brown says. "We knew we could do better."

* Key attributes: Treated with Protx2, which helps protect against microorganisms, and the apparel is designed to be lightweight, durable and fluid and odor repellent.

* Ownership: Privately owned with venture capital funding, including an investment from the Chattanooga Renaissance Fund

* Website: aeglegear.com

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