For anyone that is interested and/or currently practicing in the medical field, whether that be through a career as a physician, PA, nurse, medical assistant, scribe etc, the reality of life is that the required “uniform” majority of the time with little variation is: a pair of scrubs.
Based on my own personal experience, on medical brigades, as a volunteer in various hospitals and clinics, and currently as a graduate student applying to medical schools, I can speak to the fact that I’ve worn plenty of scrubs that are uncomfortable, boxy, made of cheap material, and not flattering in the slightest.
I’ve always personally believed that when one looks their best, they feel and do their best as well. With that in mind, I can wholeheartedly say that the pair of scrubs from wearFIGS I tried recently, were such a pleasant surprise in an industry that seems complacent! Never before have I felt like I was walking around in my pajamas when I was running around a clinical floor.
I’ve grown so accustomed to scrubs that are rough, lose their color after one wash, not up to hospital standards in terms of quality, and seem to have been made with a “one size fits all” concept in mind. I adore the quality of wearFIGS, and I feel so confident in my pair. Not only that, but I got compliments on my scrubs all day (who doesn’t love that?)! It honestly amazed me that the material was so soft and fit in all the right ways. Another thing that I loved is that they have such a wide range of options available, from different colors, men/female styles, and also petite/tall sizes.
Aside from the exceptional quality, something that spoke to me and a mission that is very close to my heart is the Threads for Threads campaign that FIGS runs. From their website, it states “many medical professionals in resource-poor areas do not have access to basic medical supplies including scrubs. In fact, many of these professionals have never owned a set of scrubs and perform everything from routine to life-saving procedures in jeans and t-shirts.” So what FIGS does is that for each garment purchased, they give a garment to a caregiver in need. They’ve created relationships in and have helped healthcare professionals in 35 countries world wide! This is not only direly needed but something that is so often overlooked and not talked about. As a country, we are privileged in not only our care, but also our materials and resources. It is important for us to do all we can to help nations, patients, and caregivers all around the world in any way we can.
Overall, my experience with my wearFIGS scrubs has been amazing. I am so ecstatic that they are not only practical but also probable. I’m comfortable the whole time I’m wearing them, they never lose their color/stretch/quality, and they are so flattering! This brand personifies the fact that professional wear does not have to be compromised for fashion. I can see myself recommending a pair of these to everyone I know and wearing them for the course of my career.
Here are a few pictures:
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