FOLDS develops disruptive tech wear for medical professionals. Our innovative apparel uses cutting edge nanotechnology to provide antiviral protection. Designed by womenswear designer and engineer Nina Kharey, FOLDS uniforms not only look modern, but are also functional and rooted in athletic performance. Environmental sustainability is at the company’s forefront: all FOLDS products are part of a circular economy promoting the recycling of clothing.
Folds is a tech wear company that uses technology and design to create recyclable and functional scrubs. We bring innovative and eco-friendly solutions to help reduce the obstructive environmental impacts made by the garment industry.
Nina Kharey, Founder
Founded with Resilience
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.