Only the best, for the best of the best.
It was early during the pandemic when womenswear designer and engineer Nina Kharey noticed a problem with the scrubs healthcare professionals were wearing. At the time, she had retooled her factory and was mass producing medical grade masks to help nurses with depleting supplies. She watched her own loved ones go to the front lines wearing scrubs that were poorly designed, made from cheap material that offered no protection. Wanting to do more to help, Nina immediately realized she had the potential and background to make the best scrubs for them.
Focused on creating modernly designed, protective, and eco-friendly scrubs, Nina took a deep dive into the cutting-edge world of textile technology. She learned about techwear and the different methods of making fabric that can be recycled, prolonging its life. Partnering with the right lab, Nina developed scrubs that are athletically functional, protective with antiviral means, and have zero microfiber release, making them sterile. They are also recyclable at the end of their life and release zero microplastics into the oceans. Supporting a circular economy is one of the only real ways to fight the damage the fashion industry has done and continues to do.
The initial feedback was excitement and appreciation. People were looking for something different. They were looking for something that would help them perform at their best. With a chance to innovate the industry, Nina took the idea to Co-Founder, Rakhi Mutta, a serial entrepreneur, and FOLDS was launched in early 2021 with the mission to bring only the best to our healthcare professionals.
The first launch sold out in 45 minutes and has since been in preorder status, but with a new factory set up, FOLDS is releasing the latest collection with more stock than before. We imagine a world in which every medical professional has the freedom to fully focus on their work, while knowing that FOLDS protects them and the environment.
Our Medical Techwear Keeps Healthcare Professionals Safe
FOLDS Wear scrubs are the only scrubs in the world with silver and carbon ions fused into them, making them permanently antiviral. Micro-particles in the yarn release silver ions that interact with viruses, preventing them from being inhaled via microfibre release.
We’ve refined and modernized a classic garment in partnership with Meryl® Technologies. FOLDS Wear scrubs are:
- 4-way stretch
The advanced silver technology, along with an added carbon compound, is designed to inhibit the growth and persistence of bacteria and enveloped viruses. Our scrubs reduce the risk of infection by not releasing polluted microfibres into the air. Nanotechnology, silver ions, and specialized compounds infused into every fibre of fabric make FOLDS Wear products self-cleaning and resistant to COVID. On top of this, our scrubs increase moisture in the skin by 21 percent compared to cotton or linen. We keep skin supple!
FOLDS Wear: The World's First Circular Scrubs
As the world’s first circular medical techwear company, protecting our customers is as equally important to us as protecting the environment. Our scrubs are dyed without the use of water, chemicals, or solvents. A set of common scrubs made from cotton or polyester consumes around 600 litres of water and produces 10 kg of CO₂ emissions. Every purchase from our new collection saves 10kg of carbon emissions, 600 litres of water, and keeps 2 yards of fabric out of landfills. Plus, our fabric releases zero microfibres and microplastics into the environment. We’re even OEKO-TEX Confidence In Textiles Standard 100 certified! This means that our scrubs have been tested for harmful substances and are harmless for human health.
Being a circular company means that we recycle and repolymerize old scrubs in order to make yarn for new scrubs. FOLDS Wear shirts and pants are designed, engineered, and locally made in Canada.
Keep an eye out as our Full Circle Recycling program launches soon!
New Scrubs for Summer 2022
Our summer collection includes a new shirt and new pants for both men and women, all in navy! We chose to release these new designs in navy because the timelessness of this color makes it forever modern.
The criss-crossed design of our new top is flattering on all bodies—its two side pockets will keep your necessities close.
Our new bottoms are just like our single cargo pants, except they have back pockets. With 5 pockets in total, you’ll have a spot for all your instruments.
You can count on our new scrubs to be:
- 4-way stretch
- Made from recycled material (nylon polyamide)
- Made in Canada
We hope you enjoy our newest scrubs just as much as we’ve enjoyed creating them. Stay tuned for new shades coming soon within the next few months! To make sure you don’t miss out, be sure to sign up for our newsletter.