About Plum® Personal Protective Clothing

Plum Mission

Plum’s mission is to prolong and enhance the quality of your life. Our passion is to replace your fear of falling and head injury with freedom, safety and empowerment. Plum leads the way in fall protection with innovative protective helmets, hip protectors and extremity guards that keep little ones safe and adults independent and give caregivers peace of mind. Plum’s Award-Winning Falls SafetyWear™ has helped individuals stay safe and active for over 23 years.

Plum Enterprises, Inc. is a woman-owned small business, awarded GSA contract # V797D-40081.

Plum Beginnings

Janice Carrington pioneered falls safety when she founded Plum Enterprises in 1983 researching falls and head injury among very young children. After years of research, development, testing and fine-tuning, Carrington invented ProtectaCap®, the patented custom-fitting protective headgear for toddlers, the age group at high risk for falls and head injuries.

ProtectaCap® now protects individuals of all ages with many applications from infants post-surgery to our veterans.

In 1993, Carrington developed ProtectaHip®, the original hip protector, after pioneering awareness and research in the incidence, morbidity and mortality of the hip fracture epidemic among older adults. ProtectaHip® was recognized with the American Society on Aging Award in 2000.

Plum Set the Standard

For over 23 years, Plum’s falls safety products have successfully prevented head trauma and fall-related injuries. Plum’s complete falls safety wear lines include ProtectaCap+Plus®, the advanced falls safety helmet, ProtectaHip®, the original award-winning hip protectors, ProtectaHip+Plus®, and ProtectaWrap®, unique adaptable extremity protectors and compression splints for knees, elbows, shins and forearms. Plum specializes in empowering individuals to enjoy and maintain their healthy, active lifestyles with Award-Winning Falls SafetyWear™.

Plum sets the standard for falls safety –from head-to-toe– with products engineered with only the highest quality of materials for safety, and exquisitely designed for comfort, style and durability.
Plum’s unique products have multiple patents, patents pending and registered trademarks worldwide.

Janice Carrington, Founder & CEO, Plum Enterprises, Inc. WWDB Radio Interview:

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