Forget those not-so-great snowman scrubs for winter time…
Ah, hospital scrubs. Maybe you like them, or maybe you dread putting them on for work everyday like a lot of people. Many find that they look frumpy, or they don’t fit well, or they look just plain tacky, but you deal because you love your job even though you have to pay for your own scrubs. The hospital or doctor’s office you work for doesn’t provide them for you. So your paycheck is partially going to drab-looking outfits.
Heather Hasson found scrubs to be poorly designed, and ill-fitting as well. Inspiration dawned on her when she met up with a friend about three years ago. Her friend came in to the coffee shop with her scrubs on from work, and Hasson couldn’t help but ask about it. The printed top that looked somewhat cheap and the baggy pants didn’t look quite professional to her. Her friend agreed, but also acknowledged that there wasn’t much out there as an alternative. She just had to deal with what she could find to wear to work.
Sure enough, Hasson tried her best to find some kind of better option for her friend — she had zero luck. Her solution? Make her own line of scrubs. “That is when it clicked –“ She wrote on her article from Linkedin. “I can create a better product that the medical community will actually want to wear to work every day, medical apparel that keeps up with the demands of their profession throughout the days and nights.” She threw out the ideas of holiday or season themed scrubs, forgot the cheap-looking printed shirts, and made a line for both men and women. This way they could be form-fitting, and not sit oddly on someone’s body.
Upon doing some research, wearfigs.com is a lot more expensive than many scrubs you can find online. However, that being said, Hasson claims that they’re committed to making the best products, and isn’t convinced that her competitors do the same.
“Scrubs were ill-fitting, uncomfortable, poorly designed, non-functional and made out of harsh, non-technical fabrications. […] The workwear available to healthcare professionals was not conducive to performing at their peak,” She’s said. She describes her own product as: “Our medical apparel is functional – yoga waistbands, pockets with intention in terms of size and placement. Our apparel is also technical from yarn to finish – anti-microbial, wrinkle resistant, stain repellent, sweat and odor resistant with four-way stretch.”
She’s run into some criticism, however. A few people have commented that this shouldn’t be the concern in the medical field. What do you think? Is it worth worrying about what nurses wear, or is it a waste of time?