Nursing uniforms have come a long way since the traditional dress and cap of the late 1800’s. Now we have a variety of styles, colors and even fabrics to choose from. The most popular fabric is a polyester cotton blend. A vast majority of scrubs are made with these two materials. They both have qualities that are needed in the medical industry: strength and comfort.
Cotton is a soft comfortable material. It also can absorb moisture easily which can help keep your skin dry. Polyester on the other hand is extremely durable material and it is stretchy which is great since nurses have to be able to move quickly and sometimes in odd ways to get the job done! Scrub manufacturers have played around with different ratios of both these materials for optimal scrubs. The standard is 65% Cotton/ 35% Polyester. If you do sweat, or tend to get messy during your shift, this is a great blend to have. The higher cotton ratio means your scrubs will absorb more moisture away from your body. Our ComfortEase line is made with this blend. Check them out here.
If you don’t really sweat, then a higher polyester blend might work better for you. A scrub that is 55% Cotton/ 45% Polyester gives you the durability you want as well as it’s a stretchy material that allows you to move easily in the garment. Try our AngelStat line made with this poly-cotton blend!
What fabrics do you like the most for your scrubs? If you don’t know, the best way is to try different fabric type scrubs. Go to the clearance section of scrubs sites and get some scrubs that are extremely discounted. This way if you don’t like a certain fabric type, you haven’t wasted much money on it!