As a nurse or medical professional, do you wear scrubs to work or school?
Are you tired of looking plain, shapless, and unflattering in your work scrubs?
Wouldn't you love to feel fashionable when you go to work just like everyone else?
Me too! That is why I am launching Med Luxe Medical Apparel.
THE SOLUTION: MED LUX MEDICAL APPAREL
My name is Shamiya Williams. I am the CEO and founder of Med Luxe Medical Apparel. I have been a registered nurse for over 10 years and have worked in the mental health field for 15 years. So I've worn scrubs every day for a VERY long time. And I've decided it is time for medical professionals like myself to be fashionable and functional.
After searching for years for clothing that I can wear to work, I've decided to solve the problem myself.
I'm developing Med Luxe Apparel, a fashion forward scrub collection for medical professionals, and that is why I am raising launch money through iFundWomen.
My scrub designs will take into account the physical work and work conditions that nurses and other medical professionals have to deal with on a daily basis.
For example, for the last 15 years of my scrub wearing life, and I am always looking for pants that will not slide down when I bend over. Patient are requires a lot of bending, pulling and pushing and I would love to be able to assist my patients without giving them a peep show.
I know that many professionals like myself need shirts that are not so big and boxy that they get co\aught on everything, but still have enough room for my upper arm. Some of us plus size women have larger upper arms. Since my goal is to cater to small and plus size women my designs will help you feel fabulous no matter what your size.
The Med Luxe Women's Collection includes pants that are slim fit, boot cut, and high waist with ankle length and joggers pants. The women’s tops include a slim fit top, a button up shirt, a wrap top and a peplum top.
The men’s collection includes straight pant and joggers. The tops for men include a button up top and a simple scrub top.
My collection also includes trendy lab coats. My initial lab coat will have a more figure flattering trench coat design.
All items will be made from a soft cotton spandex blend with antimicrobial properties. Some items will also have water repellent qualities because it is hard to avoid those spills.
Every top and bottom produced will have a zipping phone pocket. You don't know how many times my phone has fallen out of my pocket while trying to help a patient. So a pocket with a zipper would have been handy. I have four children so leaving my phone in my bag is not an option.
I have a manufacturer here in the United States lined up waiting to assist me with putting my collection together.
Whether you work at hospital, clink, dentist, rehab, doctor's office or even at a day care facility, everybody wants to look good. While our professions don't always allow us to dress in street clothes while working, we should still be able to wear the latest fashion trends. This collection is for men and women of assorted sizes. The sizes will range from extra small to 3X.
MY VISION: HELPING EDUCATE OTHER NURSES
Once my line is up and running I want to start a fund that helps nursing students pay for their boards whether it be their first time or even if they have to repeat them, like I did (4 times). I know it's not always easy to come up with the money needed to pay for the test when you are not working. If you fail the exam then you have to try to come up with the money again. I also want to include a place on my website where people locate NCLEX tutors in their areas. Med Luxe will be a brand that empowers nurses and future nurses in their day to day lives and careers.
Please support my vision, as a mother of four I am trying to set an example for my children to follow. I want them to know that they can do whatever they want even if it takes them out of their comfort zone.