Two New York City-based companies have come together to create a new line of scrubs in order to celebrate and honor the dedication of healthcare workers.
The healthwear company Care+Wear has teamed up with luxury fashion designer Josie Natori to debut a line of scrubs that are meant to support frontline workers. The scrubs were designed with the input of almost 100 clinicians, medical professionals, and commercial launderers and are built for comfort and movement at a reasonable price without sacrificing fashion.
“Our mission has always been to reimagine how the world looks at and feels about healthcare and to improve the lives of those with chronic or long-term illnesses by creating innovative products allowing individuals to feel less like patients and more like people. Since the introduction of our first product, we have established strong relationships with clinicians, incorporating them into our proprietary design process. In the face of the pandemic, we were honored to strengthen those existing relationships, and step up to provide critical PPE to frontline workers. We are in awe of these nurses and doctors who work around the clock, risking their lives to ensure the health and safety of others, without a second thought for their own comfort,” said Chaitenya Razdan, CEO and Founder of Care+Wear. “Now it is time for us to give back to them. Through our incredible partnership with Josie Natori, we are excited to announce the debut of our functional and fashionable scrubs line that will allow those providing care to feel more human, more comfortable, and more themselves. We look forward to supporting them through the launch of this line, as they continue to support us.”
The Care+Wear x N Natori collaboration contains lines of scrubs for both men and women. Each line includes a scrubs top or tops, and an under-scrubstop, as well as a tapered pant or jogger pant, in sizes XS to XXL and in the colors Navy, Royal, Ceil, Pewter Grey, and Black, depending on the item. The women’s line includes a scrubs hat in two floral patterns and two leopard print patterns, and a unisex scrubs hat is available in Black, Ceil, and Teal Brush Stroke Pattern.
The scrubs also include innovative elements such as several zippered and double-layered pockets that are large enough to hold clinical tablets, reinforced necklines to prevent gaping at the chest, and badge loops. The tops are designed to stay tucked and in place and the fabric is moisture wicking.
“When I saw how the COVID-19 pandemic was taking a disproportionate toll on healthcare workers, many of Filipino descent like myself, I was determined to find a creative way to give back to my community and my culture while creating a project that helped support those who are committed to helping all of us each and every day,” said Natori, CEO and Founder of The Natori Company. “I had heard amazing things about Care+Wear and the company’s ability to make an impact on the community. That’s why I teamed up with Care+Wear to enter the medical apparel space for the very first time, to expand our mission to change how the world looks at and feels about fashion, and to create a product that allows those on the frontlines to both look good and feel good. Scrubs is the latest addition to The NatoriCompany’s portfolio to highlight the harmony between fashion and function. It is our way to say thank you to the frontline healthcare heroes working around the clock for the health of our communities.”
Shop the scrubs collection at careandwear.com.