I remember laughing, over a decade ago, at an episode of Seinfeld in which George was instrumental in changing the Yankees uniforms from polyester to cotton. The Yankees won their first game in a landslide, and George proclaims, "The uniforms! Did you see how they played? Listen to these comments! Wade Boggs: 'What a fabric! Finally we can breathe.' Luis Palonia: 'Cotton is king.' Paul O'Neill: 'I never dreamed anything could be so soft and fluffy.' " Of course, as with most Seinfeld episodes, yada, yada, yada . . . the plan backfired and the Yankees lost the next game because their uniforms shrank in the laundry. However, fabric has come a long way since 1994. Medelita puts a great deal of thought into our choice of fabrics. Medelita scrubs are made with a high-performance drirelease® with FreshGuard® fabric. What this means is that the fabric itself is moisture-wicking, quick drying, and soft. Drirelease® yarns pull moisture away from the skin and helps to regulate skin temperature, minimizing sweat and discomfort. FreshGuard® is bacteriostatic; it neutralizes and inhibits the growth of bacterial odors. The patented formula is applied at the yarn level, so the benefits are permanent and last the lifetime of the garment. And the best part – no shrinkage for you! Medelita lab coats are 100% cotton. We go through various processes to ensure that you can still enjoy the comfort of a breathable cotton lab coat, while not having to worry about noticeable shrinkage. Medelita lab coat fabric is compacted and pre-shrunk - exposed to hot water and drying during processing. Medelita lab coat fabric is also treated with High IQ Easy Care Plus to prevent shrinkage and minimize wrinkling. These three components help to keep Medelita lab coat shrinkage to a maximum of 3% width and 3% length. These maximum percentages apply to home laundering in hot water and drying on the highest temperature. If we used a regular cotton fabric, and did not adhere to these additional steps, the shrinkage would be 12% or greater. Medical professionals trying Medelita for the first time often do say things reminiscent of "What a fabric! Finally we can breathe." Unlike the Yankees cotton of years past, however, Medelita garments will never noticeably shrink in the wash, so you can always be comfortable and at the top of your game.
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