Two African-American nurses from Buffalo have launched their own scrub lines. They each have started their own (separate) lines.
Antrina Curry - Nurse Scrubologist Couture
I had a chance to talk with Antrina Curry, who created Nurse Scrubologist Couture. Antrina has been a nurse for more than 28-years. She lives in Virginia but is a Buffalo native. She told me that she decided to launch her own line of scrubs because so many of the companies that make scrubs don't actually know about the healthcare industry first-hand. She wanted to combine fashion and comfort so that nurses can be proud of their uniforms.
When I asked Antrina what inspired her to start her own line, she said,
"What made me want to start my own scrub line is because I don't think nurses are represented in the scrubs industry. Most of these manufacturers don't really know a whole lot about nursing and what it entails. For me, I wanted to bring something different to the industry."
Rhondaja Denine - Med Diva Scrubs
Another African-American woman nurse in Buffalo has started her own line as well. Rhondaja Denine created Med Diva Scrubs. She is attending Bryant and Stratton; working to get her Associate’s degree in medical assisting, according to WIVB. Her scrubs are colorful and fashionable. She spoke with WIVB about the inspiration for starting her own line,
“I just decided being in the medical field for almost six years, it was time for my local people in Buffalo to purchase scrubs at a cheaper price. I just felt like the old scrubs are boring, but these zip up, you can wear them opened up, closed, tucked in, whatever- and they’re very comfortable and formfitting.”
You can check out Med Diva Scrubs on its website.