Care+Wear Scrubs Collection for Healthcare Professionals Created in Collaboration with Esteemed Designer Josie Natori Adopted by Leading SF Hospital for Select Employees
NEW YORK, NY– Leading healthwear company Care+Wear today announced a partnership with the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SFVAHC) to outfit select employees in Care+Wear x N Natori scrubs. The partnership will provide fashionable and functional uniforms to team members of SFVAHC’s comprehensive network which provides health services to Veterans through the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and six community-based outpatient clinics in Santa Rosa, Eureka, Ukiah, Clearlake, San Bruno, and downtown San Francisco.
These innovative scrubs were designed with input from nearly 100 clinicians, medical professionals, and commercial launderers. Created through the lens of Josie Natori, a fashion designer with over 40 years of experience designing ready-to-wear clothing and loungewear, these scrubs are built for comfort and movement and prove that fashion and function can thrive in unison.
“At Care+Wear we are constantly in awe of the men and women at the VA who work around the clock to provide care for others without a second thought for their own comfort. They are perhaps some of those most compassionate and caring heroes among us,” said Chaitenya Razdan, CEO and Founder of Care+Wear. “Their mission to adhere to the highest standards of integrity, commitment, and excellence to serve those who have served this nation is an inspiration to all. I am honored to provide them with a line of scrubs that will allow them to feel more human, more comfortable, and more themselves while they follow the VA’s mission to care for current and former service members who have dedicated their life to protecting each and every one of us.”
“I am thrilled to be partnering with a company whose mission complements that of our own. Working together, we can deliver better, more person-focused care for those who have borne the battle,” said San Francisco VA Health Care System Director Bonnie S. Graham. “We at the VA are constantly striving to achieve the highest level of excellence through continuous improvement. By partnering with innovative companies like Care+Wear, we’re proud to do just that.”
First debuted in June, the Care+Wear x N Natori collaboration features both a men’s and a women’s line of scrubs. Some of its innovative elements that bridge fashion and function include:
- Plentiful, zippered, and double-layered pockets that accommodate clinical tablets, like iPads;
- Reinforced necklines to prevent the shirt from gaping at the chest;
- Badge loops;
- Tops designed to be tucked-in and stay in place;
- Moisture-wicking fabrics.
Care+Wear is a healthwear company that is reimagining how the world looks at and feels about healthcare. By bridging fashion and function, Care+Wear is creating a more human healthcare experience for both patients and clinicians. Founded in 2014, Care+Wear works to promote dignity, style, and comfort through the creation of thoughtful products, designed in collaboration with clinicians, patients, designers, and manufacturers. Their suite of products includes post-surgical recovery bras, PICC line covers for chronic care patients, Oscar de la Renta port-access hoodies, patient gowns, Care+Wear x N Natori scrubs collection, PPE and more. Care+Wear products are used in more than 80 hospital systems and governments globally, including the Mayo Clinic, Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Virginia Health, Massachusetts General Brigham’s, Kaiser Permanente, and more. For more information, visit www.careandwear.com.
About San Francisco VA Health Care System
The San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) is a comprehensive network that provides health services to Veterans through the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and six community-based outpatient clinics in Santa Rosa, Eureka, Ukiah, Clearlake, San Bruno and downtown San Francisco. The SFVAHCS has a long history of conducting cutting-edge research, establishing innovative medical programs, and providing compassionate care to Veterans. SFVAMC has several National Centers of Excellence in the areas of epilepsy treatment, cardiac surgery, post-traumatic stress disorder, HIV and renal dialysis. SFVAMC’s $81 million research program is one of the largest in the Veterans Health Administration. SFVAMC has been affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine for more than 50 years.