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Why Are These Lab Coats So Expensive?

The Medelita White Coat Collection is well-known as the best in class for medical professionals seeking a tailored, fitted lab coat. They have numerous designs in gender-specific styles, ensuring that there is a style for everyone.

But the price tag is steep – compare their H.W. Cushing lab coat, which costs $154, to a cheaper Landau lab coat at $30.58.

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H.W. Cushing Slim Fit Lab Coat

Why is the Medelita lab coat so much more expensive?

The simple answer is, you get what you pay for. Quality starts with the raw materials, and the cost of the high-quality raw materials sourced by Medelita for their fabric and buttons actually costs more than the retail price of that Landau coat. The difference in the quality of the fabric is the first thing you’ll notice that makes the Medelita version worth the extra money.

You also need to take into account the fact that Medelita lab coats are designed more or less like blazers or nice suit jackets. If you made them about half a foot shorter and in a khaki color or dark neutral, you would basically have something similar to a Brooks Brothers jacket, which is $648. So when you think about it, it’s actually a pretty darn good deal.

Medelita Lab Coat Features

  • Performance fabric is bright white, resists stains, wicks sweat away, easy to care for
  • Highly durable, double seams, darting, pleating and other small quality indicators
  • Flattering styles for men and women that are fitted and allow full range of movement
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Performance Fabric Scrubs Are The Best Scrubs

How do you justify spending $30-$40 more on a set of scrubs made with performance fabric versus sticking with your standard-grade scrubs that the hospital gave you?

There are actually a number of reasons to invest in a set of nursing scrubs made with high quality fabrics. Here are the top reasons to spring for a nicer set of performance scrubs the next time you’re in the market to buy yourself a new set of scrubs.

  1. The comfort level of performance fabric is as good as it gets. Most cheap scrubs are made with a shabby poly-blend fabric that is scratchy and uncomfortable. Performance fabrics make scrubs insanely soft, way more comfortable for long shifts in your scrubs.
  2. Performance fabrics are designed to work for you. The very term “performance fabric” means that the fabric has been imbued with a number of technological properties that make it easier to care for, more comfortable, and more durable for you, the wearer.
  3. The durability lasts forever. Scrubs made of performance fabrics can go through the wash hundreds of times without seeing holes or pilling in the fabric. You also won’t see the color fade. Longer-lasting scrubs means cost savings over the long term, as you can buy fewer sets of scrubs that won’t need to be replaced as often.
  4. Low maintenance care. Scrubs made with performance fabrics are often stain resistant and wrinkle releasing, meaning you don’t have to do much to keep them in good shape. Stains will come out more easily in the wash and you can usually get away with not ironing them.

Easy Care Scrubs

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Underscrubs Shirts Are Coming Back In Stock Soon

We’ve gone over the reasons every medical professional should invest in a proper underscrub shirt. Not only are they super versatile and can be worn without scrubs, but they are designed so that they work for the wearer.

Medelita’s brand of Core One Tees has been sold out for a while, and we’ve been waiting anxiously for them to come around again. That’s why it’s very exciting that they will be coming back in stock in just over two weeks!

Core One Underscrub

Pre-order your underscrub shirt here. 

They’re also accepting pre-orders now, and these shirts are likely to sell out again fast, so I recommend that you pre-order yours so you don’t have to worry about missing out.

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The Perfect Scrubs For Fall And Winter

With fall coming in full swing, many people look forward to what that means for clothes: soft cashmeres, jersey knits, and so much more. Gone are the days of sheer linens and breathable cotton-only garments!

For medical professionals, now is time to upgrade to a scrubs made of fabric that is more substantial than what you might have had in summer. Ideally you want something that is soft to the touch and heavy enough that a breeze won’t send you shivering, but that is light enough that you can choose whether or not to layer an underscrub top under it or a lab coat over it.

These modern fit scrubs are made of what I consider to be the perfect scrubs fabric – summer or winter. It is made with a brushed cotton blend, meaning it is breathable but also has other technological properties. It is also very high quality, and you can feel the material is durable as soon as you hold it in your hands. The fact that the fabric is brushed on the inside means that the parts that touch your skin are as soft as cashmere, without being too warm.

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Medelita Scrubs Easily Transition From Hot To Cold

Summer is almost here! This is my favorite season by far, but knowing how to dress for work in the summer is a challenge. It’s tempting to dress for the warm weather, but I know that as soon as I step in the office, the air conditioning will make me wish I had worn a winter parka. Conversely, if I dress for that colder temperature, I always regret it as soon as I step outside and start sweating.

There isn’t really an easy solution for this besides layering to no end. But if you work in an overly air conditioned hospital while it’s toasty outside, you also have the option of purchasing scrubs that help to regulate your internal temperature.

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Medelita scrubs do just that. According to tons of reviews on this product, these are definitely the best option for medical scrubs that keep you warm and not shivering in the OR, but also breathe well enough that they are entirely comfortable to wear in scorching summer temps without sweating like a pig!

I don’t know about you, but this is definitely a game changer for how I look at my scrubs options in the summer and winter seasons. Did I mention that the material is so soft, you might as well be wearing pajamas?

Modern Fit Scrubs Review

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Top 4 Most Expensive Fabrics In The World

If you’re anything like me, you have an appreciation for the finer things in life. Luxurious fabrics have a special place in my closet because of their comfort and quality, and you’ll usually find that with fabric, you get what you pay for.

With that in mind, here are the top universally expensive fabrics in the world:

  1. Vicuña Wool:
    The most expensive wool in the world comes from the national animal of Peru: the Vicuña sheep. The reason for the exorbitant price tag is the rarity of the raw materials: Vicuña sheep can only be shorn every three years. The cost of this fabric ranges from $1,800 – $3,000 per yard.
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A Vicuña Sheep

2. Mulberry Silk:
This famous and royal silk fabric is luxuriously soft, and is the highest quality silk available for purchase. Mulberry silk is made from the cocoons of the Bombyx mori moth silkworms, which are fed only mulberry leaves. This results in beautiful silk fibers that are hypoallergenic and highly uniform in color and texture.

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Mulberry Silk Fibers

3. Fur:
Though I do not support the practice of using real animal fur for ethical reasons, historically fur is the oldest and most luxurious fabric to be used throughout the ages. Leopard-printed furs are considered to be the most expensive – however, today you can find many high-quality faux fur options that are animal-safe.

Variety Of High Quality Faux Furs

Variety Of High Quality Faux Furs

4. Linen:
Linen was invented in ancient Egypt, and is created by weaving the fibers of flax seed stalks. Flax is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, giving this luxurious fabric a rich history as well as a reputation for decadence and comfort!

Finely Woven Linen Fabric

Finely Woven Linen Fabric

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The Softest Medical Scrubs Ever

In the era of World War 2, nurses and medical professionals wore scrubs and uniforms for the purpose of making themselves easily identifiable, but as the war came to an end, many medical professionals realized that their medical wear was much more important than simply creating an organized aesthetic.

Since the late 1940s, medical wear has evolved into a billion dollar industry with fabric technologies that have reduced health risks and improved wearability. Although there have been several advances, it wasn’t until recently that scrubs finally reached their full potential of technical performance.

Medelita is a medical wear company that has taken the traditional medical uniform and upgraded it in every conceivable way. Last year Medelita released their latest version of scrubs designed uniquely for both male and female professionals.

Modern Fit Scrubs

Using a drirelease® with FreshGuard® fabric, Medelita has revolutionized the safety and comfort standards of medical wear.

Their scrubs not only repel bacteria from traveling within the fabric, it prevents odors, keeps nurses dry by wicking moisture away from their skin and dries faster than most top level performance fabrics and cottons.

These scrubs don’t wash out, fade, pill, wrinkle, or shrink. They are made from environmental materials and last a lifetime. Best of all? These scrubs are made from fabric so soft, you could literally wear them to bed.
Medelita is a company who prides themselves on supreme performance and advanced product development. For medical professionals who are looking for the superior medical wear, Medelita is your medical wear outlet.

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Scrubs That Won’t Shrink

Medical scrubs come in many styles, colors, and fabrics to suit a variety of tastes and needs. Scrubs fabric has traditionally represented a tradeoff: scratchy polyester fabrics that are uncomfortable and don’t hold up to wear and tear, or fabrics made of natural fibers – such as cotton – which are very comfortable, but will likely shrink up to 50% when laundered.

Innovative medical apparel company Medelita has created a new scrubs fabric that marries the principal benefits of polyester and natural fiber. The brushed fabric is made of long staple fibers – meaning that it won’t pill up in the wash – and is comfortable, durable, and won’t shrink over time.

How does this fabric work? It starts with the quality of the fibers used. This fabric is made with both cotton and polyester fibers. The polyester stabilizes the cotton, meaning that you get the softness and durability of cotton while reaping the stabilizing benefits of polyester.

Medelita oversees the production of their proprietary cotton-poly blend, which has given their scrubs the ultimate quality of fabric so that the garments will shrink less than 1%, a negligible amount that is not noticeable to the wearer.

 

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It’s All In The Details: Bacteriostatic Fabric Technology

The latest proprietary performance fabric from Medelita boasts a large number of technological features, from wrinkle a fluid resistance, to bacteriostatic properties. But what does bacteriostatic really mean, especially compared to other similar words like “antibacterial” and”antimicrobial”?

All day, every day, you are shedding skin cells that get trapped between the fibers of your garments and trap bacteria – this is what causes musty odors that get trapped in your clothing. Fabric made with bacteriostatic properties naturally these skin cells so that they simply fall off your clothes, instead of becoming trapped. The result? An odor free lab coat experience!

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When it comes to performance fabrics, brands claiming that their products are antibacterial or antimicrobial are right – sort of. The problem is, that technology will wash right out of your clothing after just a couple times through the laundry – converting your “performance fabric” back to just regular old fabric.

In contrast, fabric that has bacteriostatic properties will never wash out, because this feature is actually embedded into the fibers of the fabric itself. It has to do with the way that the fiber is woven, in a way that dead skin cells cannot cling to the fabric.

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The Best Performance Fabric For Medical Lab Coats

If you have never heard of the M3 fabric before, that is most likely because the revolutionary material is the first of its kind. After years of research to ensure that the fabric meets and exceeds the core needs of medical professionals, Medelita is proud to produce professional lab coats that are superior to any other brand in the medical apparel industry.

The extreme durability of M3 is one quality that sets it apart from other fabrics; the signature dobby weave consists of both hydrophobic and hydrophilic performance fibers, along with breathable cotton.  A fabric that is lightweight, soft, and wrinkle resistant is always desirable, however the M3 fabric also has properties that meet more than just wearability standards. Bacteriostatic technology combined with moisture wicking properties keeps the odor-resistant fabric fresh, and the wearer cool. C6 based PFOA-free repellence protection provides an environmentally friendly solution to durable repellency, while still keeping the fabric soft to the touch.

M3 also changes the way you launder for the better. Less energy and time is needed to launder the fabric, as it dries 4 times faster than cotton. In addition to being soil and stain resistant, M3 also uses a technology that allows stains to be more easily released during the washing process. Even though we have got you covered on stain removal, the bright white color of the fabric holds onto its integrity even after extensive wear.

The M3 fabric is meant to be durable, functional, and most importantly, comfortable. M3 was created from our continuous desire to provide our customers with the highest quality and best performing products possible.

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