Thomas “Tommy” Kallish suffered a water skiing accident in 2009. Upset by how long his recovery took, Kallish began looking for support clothing that would help support his muscles and reduce pain.
Tommie Copper was founded in 2010. The company manufactures and designs a wide range of compression sleeves, stockings, and other support clothing for both men and women.
Each item is infused with copper, which some believe contains properties that reduce pain, especially for those with arthritis.
What was originally a clothing company has now expanded into other areas, including mattresses, face masks, and healing tape.
In December 2015, the company paid the FTC $1.35 million for false advertising claims that the copper infused into the company’s products could eliminate pain.
Tommie Copper sold some of the most popular face masks to protect from the coronavirus in 2020.
Symbol Mattress and Tommie Copper partnered in January 2020 to create a special mattress that had anti-bacterial and antimicrobial materials.
Tommie Copper maintains a corporate office in Mount Kisco, New York.