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What modern-day superheroes should be wearing

Who would have thought scrub suits will be part of our fashion language in the past year? Merging style and function, fashion iterations of PPEs became an essential first before becoming trendy, must-have pieces to many. We’ve seen many design visions about them and even grace today’s runways. But this idea of them becoming part of our closets was rooted in our Filipino frontliners’ need of having reliable PPEs during the onset of the pandemic. Today, one brand gives back to our modern superheroes by crafting medical wear so easy to wear and good in the eyes, one can all them as medical leisure clothing.

Through its innovative line of MoveTech scrub suits, local label White Coat Manila disrupts the antiquated medical wear clothing industry. The line combines technical performance features with comfort and style. It is the first in the country to have five of the most sought-after properties in medical clothing: ultra-lightweight, four-way stretch, water-resistant, crease-resistant, and anti-microbial Ruco-Bac-coated.

“Comfortable and stylish clothing contributes to a better mood as well as increased confidence,” Dr. Nikki Chan-Ongkingco, co-founder of the brand, says. “If we are able to give frontliners more comfort and joy by providing them with our MoveTech scrubs, we are doing our share in helping them while they work. We’d like the scrubs to be their partner in conquering their day.”

At Makati Medical Center, they wear the brand's Movetech suits


Medical professionals working in hospitals usually have shifts ranging from eight to 72 hours so ease is really a must. MoveTech scrubs’ four-way stretch property provides total freedom of movement. Their water-resistant property takes care of the need for stain resistance, so when liquids unintentionally spill, the medical workers can continue with their work without the interruption of changing clothes. The crease-resistant property addresses the need to look fresh and presentable through a long shift. Last is the anti-microbial Ruco-Bac-coating that inhibits the growth of bacteria, yeast, algae, and other microorganisms that cause odor and fabric damage. Their coating is for odor protection as well as to increase the durability of the scrubs.

With its diverse design, the collection is sure to flatter all body types and genders and is available in classic and contemporary styles through its jogger pants and tops with different necklines. All designs have multiple functional pockets.

The National Kidney and Transplant Institute frontliners wearing White Coat Manila's Movetech scrub suits


Another highlight is that brand’s products are 100 percent proudly Filipino-sewn. “Employing skilled local sewers and providing other ancillary jobs through our growing brand is our little way of taking part in nation-building and in contributing to the county’s efforts to recover from the pandemic,” says Dr. Ongkingco.


To see the full collection of MoveTech scrub suits at www.whitecoatmanila.com. For more information, follow @whitecoatmanila on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.