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  • From whites to blues – The history of medical scrubs

    AWB-hospital-clothing-brochure-1960sMedical clothing has come a long way in the last four decades, with iconic white uniforms being replaced by the now more familiar blue and green scrubs.

    While these friendly new uniforms have opened up the potential for personalised medical attire, their popularity is due more to their cleanliness than it is their fashion appeal.

    Here's a brief history of medical scrubs, tracing their origin from the early days of surgery to their status as the universal uniform for modern day medical professionals.

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  • 4 tips for matching your medical scrubs to your style

    In the past medical professionals have been limited in the way they could express their personality through the uniforms they wore to work.

    Scrubs suits and medical uniforms from AWB Textiles

    Early surgeons didn't have a problem, wearing their own clothes in the operating theatre, but as hygiene became more important the stricter requirements for what could be worn created the need for standardised and sterile workwear.

    Thankfully the industry has come a long way from plain white nurse uniforms, and a choice between blue or green scrubs tops and suits. Now there are a wide range of colours, styles, and personalisation options so you no longer have to blend in with the crowd.

    Here are four ideas for the next time you're buying scrubs.

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  • Innovation in dentistry clothing and uniforms

    For over 60 years now we've been putting dental clothing innovation into practice as a modern supplier of uniforms and scrub suits to our ever increasing dental customers across the UK. Here's how and why:

    Xtreme Stretch dental top tunic shown on a model1. Dentistry has changed over the years

    For many of us, a visit to the dentist as a child was a mildly harrowing experience! The visit could often be a bit scary, within an austere surgery where stood a dentist in a stark, starched white tunic. Yikes!

    But how things have changed for the better in recent years.

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  • See you at The Dentistry Show - 22-23 April 2016

    DS 2014 Logo with SponsorWith a short break over the winter months, the conference and exhibition season resumes for us at the end of this month.

    We’ll be attending The Dentistry Show between 22-23 April at the Birmingham NEC.

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  • Launch Into Spring With These Coloured Scrubs

    Why not add a little bit of colour to your work place this Spring?

    We have a great selection of scrub tops in a variety of cheery and bright colours that will help bring your work place to life.

    Cherokee 4700 Hip Pocket Tunic

    Cherokee 4700 Hip Pocket Tunic
    We have a Cherokee scrub the Cherokee 4700 – Hip Pocket tunic which is available in 21 colours. Click here to choose the right colour for you.

    Our favourite Spring colours include Dandelion, Celadon, Pink Blush, Orchid and Turquoise.

    When visiting any product page on our website you can now choose the colour you want from our colour picker.

    Th Cherokee 4700 stylish tunic top is made from a hard wearing fabric with soil release finish.

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  • Choosing the right scrubs for the job – New Category Organisation


    Scrubs suits and medical uniforms from AWB Textiles

    Following the launch of our new website last year, we want to update you on how we’ve organised the site to help you find what you are looking for with greater ease.

    Across the top of our website, in the area known as the top navigation, we have listed the main areas of healthcare clothing we work in, particularly so that medical professionals, nurses, carers and even beauticians can find the right scrub top and/or scrub suit.

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  • Claim your tax rebate on healthcare uniforms

    HMRC’s tax rebate on uniforms gets a thumbs up from us and is great news for healthcare employees – who are able to claim a tax rebate if they buy their own care and medical uniforms.

    A thumbs up for HMRC's tax rebate on healthcare uniformsThe official HMRC rebate is available if you wear a uniform at work, and have to wash, repair or replace it yourself.

    This applies across the healthcare sector, whether you’re a nurse, care worker or nursing home employee for example.

    So don’t be one of the thousands of workers in the healthcare sector who miss out every year because they have failed to claim the tax relief they are entitled to.

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  • Advice For Buying Scrub Suits

    Almost all medical staff wear scrubs nowadays - from doctors and nurses to administrative personnel even.  Think about TV shows like Holby City and ER – they almost always wear scrubs.

    Scrub tops, a nursing essentialThe scrub suit is now a hallmark of the medical and healthcare industry, a uniform even. They make professionals easier to recognise, provide protection for staff and help to make them look more professional.

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  • The evolution of machine embroidered scrub suits and uniforms

    Some our medical scrub embroidery machinesEmbroidery - and in particular embroidered scrubs and medical clothing - has come a long way since traditional hand embroidery was first challenged by mechanical solutions in the mid-19th century.

    Although the earliest examples of hand-embroidered garments date back to 30,000 BC, it wasn't until 1828 that Josué Heilmann created a machine that could do the work of four people.

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  • Top tips for aspiring young dentists - updated for #ProDentistry 2016

    This post first appeared on our website in June 2014. It's now January 2016 and we're currently preparing to attend the Professional Dentistry Conference at London Olympia (taking place between Friday 29 and Saturday 30 January). So we thought the blog could be updated.

    The 2015 Professional Dentistry event at London OlympiaWhile we still present a selection of top tips that will help aspiring young dentists - ones that will ensure that you stand the best chance of success in dentistry from your dental study through to your dental career - we want to focus on the importance of networking events such as #ProDentistry.

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