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Material Matters: What is the best fabric for scrubs?

Material Matters: What is the best fabric for scrubs?

We all love our stylish scrubs, but style has to have equal substance when it comes to scrubs and workwear! The fabric your scrubs is made out of is key for its comfort and longevity. You want your scrubs to work with you, not against you, which is why material matters.

Let’s take a look at some of the unique and thoughtfully designed fabric available here at Kara.

Editex fabric

Editex is a uniquely designed motion-stretch polyester fabric which encourages freedom of movement. In addition, it is water and hair resistant, perfect for medical, dental, and veterinary professionals as well as hairdressers and pet groomers.

The easy care fabric is wrinkle resistant, washes and dries well, and is extremely comfortable. The ideal combination for taking on challenging days at work.


Recycled polyester

The RENEW range is made from a recycled polyester blend to create a more sustainable collection of workwear. The combination of polyester, spandex, and recycled polyester combines to create a comfortable, breathable and durable set of scrubs.

This eco-friendly fabric saves 5 plastic water bottles from landfill with every garment, without compromising on quality and comfort. Perfect for the spring and summer months, this fabric is lightweight and good for the planet.

best fabric for scrubs



Smart 4-way stretch

W123 scrubs are designed to keep you cool and comfortable no matter your profession. Loved by vets, dentists, and medical professionals alike, this fabric is made for work. Not only is the fabric stretchy, but breathability is a priority in this range.

The smart technology fabric pulls moisture away from your body to keep you feeling cool and fresh all day long. The unique temperature regulation makes this range perfect year round, and in any location around the world!

best fabric for scrubs


Durable polycotton 

WonderWORK is a classic collection of durable scrubs for a variety of professionals. Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals often choose this range, as they know the fabric can be relied upon to take on tough days.

Polycotton is hard-wearing without restricting movement, ideal for those with busy, physical jobs. Washes well time after time, trust WonderWORK for longevity.

best fabric for scrubs

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At Kara we have many convenient ways to shop, you can shop by range, colour, profession, gender or size. Place an order online, or contact us for team orders.

Happy scrub shopping!

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Kara was shortlisted as a Finalist in the Tomorrow's Care Awards 2023 for the suitability of the Kara Edit uniform range for care home teams


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