Local brand presents stylish and practical take on medical clothing – Manila Bulletin
What modern day superheroes should wear
Who would have thought that scrub suits would become part of our fashion language over the past year or so? Merging style and function, fashion iterations of PPE became a first staple before becoming fashionable and must-have pieces for many. We’ve seen many design visions about them and we’ve even graced the catwalks today. But this idea that they were part of our closets was rooted in our Filipino frontliners’ need for reliable PPE at the start of the pandemic. Today one brand is giving back to our modern superheroes by making medical clothing so easy to wear and beautiful to the eyes, we can all use it as medical leisure wear.
With its innovative line of MoveTech cleaning suits, local brand White Coat Manila is disrupting the outdated medical clothing industry. The line combines technical performance characteristics with comfort and style. It is the first in the country to have five of the most sought-after properties in medical clothing: ultralight, four-way stretch, water resistant, wrinkle-resistant and coated with antimicrobial Ruco-Bac.
“Comfortable and stylish clothing contributes to a better mood as well as increased confidence,” says Dr. Nikki Chan-Ongkingco, co-founder of the brand. “If we can provide more comfort and joy to frontliners by providing them with our MoveTech scrubs, we are doing our part by helping them while they work. We would like scrubs to be their partner to conquer their day.
Healthcare professionals working in hospitals typically have eight to 72 hour shifts, so ease is really a must. The four-way stretch property of MoveTech scrubs provides complete freedom of movement. Their water resistance property supports the need for stain resistance. Thus, when liquids are inadvertently spilled, medical personnel can continue their work without interrupting the change of clothing. The wrinkle-resistant property fulfills the need to look fresh and presentable during a long shift. The last is the Ruco-Bac antimicrobial coating which inhibits the growth of bacteria, yeasts, algae and other microorganisms that cause odor and tissue damage. Their coating is for odor protection as well as to increase the durability of scrubs.
With its diverse design, the collection is sure to flatter all body types and genders and is available in classic and contemporary styles through its jogging pants and tops with different necklines. All models have several functional pockets.
Another highlight is that the brand’s products are 100 percent proudly sewn in the Philippines. “Employing skilled local sewers and providing other ancillary jobs through our growing brand is our small way to help build the nation and help the county’s efforts to recover from the pandemic,” says the Dr Ongkingco.
To view the complete collection of MoveTech scrub suits on www.whitecoatmanila.com. For more information, follow @whitecoatmanila on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
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