Q: What is so special about your fabric?
A: We couldn’t use regular activewear fabric because it’s too thin and sheer. Nor could we use the typical woven fabric used in most of the scrubs on the market. We had to create a blend right in between. This process required years of research and multiple University collaborations to find that perfect blend that offers performance, durability and protection.
Q: Why Silver?
A: In the medical field, we use silver for it’s antibacterial properties in many of our medical devices. It’s in our burn creams, our wound dressings, even on foley catheter tips - it’s one of nature’s strongest antimicrobial products.
Q: So there is silver in my clothing? Isn’t that dangerous?
A: On the contrary, popular yoga brands have been using it for years to fight odor. Our biomaterials partners, PurThread Technologies, have created the patented process to which they break down the silver and bind it with a salt. They then embed the core thread of the fabric with the silver compound in its molten state (think of hot lava turning to rock) and it permanently binds within the actual thread. So there is no real “silver” touching your skin or anything, it’s in the actual core of the thread.
Q: It’s just regular silver like my jewelry?
A: The silver is actually provided by Kodak (they use it for their x ray products) and it is registered by the EPA. It’s a special kind of silver that has to pass a thorough series of inspections.
Q: Does the silver effect any medical devices like an MRI or CT Scan?
A: Negative. Understanding the versatile roles healthcare workers perform in clinical/diagnostic settings, the silver in the PurThread yarn is broken down on a macro level and it is combined with a silver salt to not only enhance the ionization (antimicrobial effectiveness) but also reduce the alloy elements within the silver that could possible effect magnetic resonance imaging. The silver used in popular athletic brands like lululemon use a different kind of silver thread that is not designed for the medical field, like PurThread is.
Q: What is the difference between FIT Scrubs® antimicrobial protection versus the rest of the market.
A: Our product is not a finish - it is intrinsically embedded within the fabric, which gives the antimicrobial effectiveness long lasting. In fact, even over 100 industrial strength washings, there is no decrease in the effectiveness of its antimicrobial power.
Q: I don’t believe health care workers scrubs harbor bacteria.
A: Us health care types are the greatest skeptics. We here at FIT Scrubs® could post all the sources and research data out there, but that would just be boring. Just a suggestion, feel free to put your google fingers to the keypad and search “mrsa+healthcare+clothing+contamination” and see for yourself.
Q: Why choose the brand name “FIT”
A: Our Founder is an avid athlete/competitor, tech geek, and licensed health care professional. He envisioned a scrub brand that would not only use the most high tech performance fabric in his apparel (FIT also stands for Functional Integrated Technology) but also create a lifestyle brand that would be a go-to source for other professionals for support and fitness tips. His experience passing many of the military’s most mentally and physically demanding schools during his Pararescue training helped him understand the importance of health and fitness in order to perform at the highest level on the job.
Q: All this sounds great - now when can I purchase?!
A: Please check out our blog and follow us on our social media outlets “FB, Twitter, Instagram” for up to date statuses on our launch date and pre order opportunities. Or just sign up for our email list and get the whole package - discount codes and new product updates! If you really want to get personal, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions or inspiration.
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