As schools plan for reopening in the fall, it is not business as usual. Teachers will play a vital role assisting with more frequent cleaning and sanitizing, and there is a new movement asking for dress codes to allow scrubs and comfortable clothing.
Proper attire for teachers should meet basic requirements:
Scrubs for teachers are a great fit – with so many options, there is something for everyone.
"Scrubs are easier to clean. You don't have to worry about ruining them. You put them in high temperature hot water and if they come out a little faded, you are not going to worry that it is not your best clothing. So we said why not"
Dr. Ricardo López, Superintendent, Garland Independent School District
For comparison sake, let's suppose a teacher's staple wardrobe includes these essentials:
How much does the average teacher spend on these basic wardrobe pieces? $750 per year? More? Less?
Now, consider wearing scrubs in the classroom, five days a week:
A good pair of scrubs holds up through 30 washes, so theoretically, teachers can buy uniforms once each school year.
To properly disinfect scrubs, garments should be washed twice.
Pro tips for scrub care:
Coordinate a look that reinforces your brand identity by selecting quality garments and add your company logo. When evaluating uniform options, remember "neat" and "clean" were important factors in patient perception. Reduce effort from your employees to maintain the appearance standard you want by including some of the stain-resistant, wrinkle-free fabric options available.
When you have a uniform program specific to your business, employees are easy to identify. Also easy to identify are people that are in areas or on sites where they do not belong.
Fabric blends with spandex or knit allow for more range of motion, helping reduce body friction and fatigue for more comfort on the longest days. We break down the most popular fabrics used to make scrubs here.
Washing is still the best defense form germs and harmful fluids; after 30 washes our garments outperform other national brands with less fading, puckering, shrinking, wrinkling and piling.
Well sewn garments with reinforced stress points keep you up for any challenge.
The ability to control one's personal comfort is critical to all-shift comfort; our assortments offer options from different fabric weights and technologies to functional layers like tees and vests.
Stowing all your gear is a necessity; we design plenty of options in tops, pants, jackets and vests to suit everyone's needs.
Fabric plays a key role in performance, appearance and comfort; our new lightweight synthetics are wrinkle-free with moisture-wicking.
Designs that are both flattering for a professional appearance and cut right to allow for maximum movement.
Uniform Advantage recently donated $10,000 in gift cards to help support the Jack & Jill early education teachers.
"We are incredibly grateful to Uniform Advantage for their generous donation of $10,000 to purchase scrubs for our teachers. The health and safety of our teachers, children, and families are at our utmost concern at this time," said CEO, Heather Siskind. "Our teachers need to be able to keep themselves and their families at home safe by being able to easy wash and sanitize their clothes, and scrubs are the best option for this because they are easiest to clean and disinfect. The scrubs allow us to have staff wearing a different color everyday thus reassuring our families that they have clean scrubs on."