by Brianna Crandall — May 19, 2022 — Pluie, provider of self-sanitizing diaper changing tables, has announced several new venues in recent months that are adopting its industry-reinventing ultraviolet (UV-C)-powered tables for their restrooms. One of the most recent is The Fashion Mall in Indianapolis. The mall joins other locations such as the Texas Rangers’ new Globe Life Field, Peppa Pig Theme Park, the White Sox ballpark, and the Angel Harvey Family Health Center. In fact, Pluie can now be found in 20 states across the country at museums and amusement parks, hotels, restaurants, healthcare facilities, major retailers, stadiums, schools and more.
The Fashion Mall at Keystone is the country’s first shopping center to offer Pluie. Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group chose to add Pluie’s innovation to improve their guest experience — making it safer, healthier, more comfortable, and more convenient for the young families the mall serves. The Fashion Mall offers Pluie changing stations in both the men’s and women’s restrooms on the second level of the mall near the Children’s Lava Play Area. Pluie’s installations at The Fashion Mall will serve as a pilot program for Simon, with plans to install Pluie in their other retail properties throughout the country.
Pluie is touted as “the world’s first and only” self-sanitizing diaper changing table for public restrooms, powered by a patented ultraviolet (UV-C) light system known to kill 99.9% of germs including influenza, E. coli, and coronavirus. The breakthrough UV-C light system activates when the table is closed, sanitizing the changing surface in just 60 seconds after each use. Other first-to-market features include a retractable safety strap that won’t collect dirt when not in use, attached diaper bag handle to keep bags and purses from being placed on a contaminated surface, and a plush foam leak-proof cushion.
The Chicago-based company’s breakthrough design was named a Fast Company 2021 World Changing Idea and TIME Magazine Best Invention after launching in 2020.
Pluie founder and CEO Addie Gundry remarked:
The health and safety of our loved ones is always top of mind, but this pandemic has made it even more so. Parents and caregivers taking their children out in public are looking for clean, safe ways to care for them. Family-friendly destinations are more concerned than ever with the health, safety, and comfort of their guests, and we are thrilled to be partnering with Simon and The Fashion Mall to enhance their guest experience.
Gundry, who was inspired to found Pluie after a public parenting nightmare, pointed out:
We’ve all become accustomed to seeing premium touchless hand dryers and self-flush toilets in public restrooms, but when it comes to the diaper changing tables, it’s clearly been an afterthought.
Pluie is committed to “Changing the Table” by making sure all parents and caregivers on the go have a clean, safe and comfortable option in every public restroom.
For more information, visit the Pluie website.